Section 2011 Child Safety and Child Booster
Seat Incentive Grants
History and Administration
The Section 2011 Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Incentive Grant grant program was authorized under SAFETEA-LU. It was administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the federal level and the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) at the state level. This program was not reauthorized under MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).
This grant program was created to encourage states to enact and enforce booster seat laws.
States were eligible for a grant if they has enacted and were enforcing a law requiring children too large for a child safety seat to be secured in a restraint that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for children 50 pounds and above. States must have satisfied a maintenance of effort requirement and were required to submit a report specifying how the grant funds would be expended. Not more than half of the funding could be used to purchase and distribute child restraints to low income families. The remaining funds could have been used for child passenger safety training, enforcement of child restraint laws and education programs about the proper use and installation of child restraints.
SAFETEA-LU authorized the Section 2011 program at at $6 million each year for FY 2006 - FY 2008 and $7 million for FY 2009 and beyond.
Total dollar amounts allocated are shown below. Click on a column header to see all federal highway safety funding for that fiscal year.
|Total States||5 + D.C.||13 + DC||18 + D.C.||23 + D.C.||23 + D.C.||24 + D.C.||28 + D.C.|