In November 2016, GHSA announced a partnership with the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) that will provide grants for State Highway Safety Offices to implement drowsy driving prevention programs and campaigns. NRSF is funding grants of up to $15,000 per state which will be administered by GHSA.
Applications for 2017 grants are currently being reviewed by a selection panel and grantees will be announced soon.
This program helps states address the serious issue of drowsy driving, which GHSA highlighted in its August 2016 report Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do. Possible uses of funds include:
- Creating public awareness campaigns;
- Improving data-collection methods to better assess drowsy driving crashes;
- Developing training for law enforcement to recognize the signs of drowsy driving; and
- Partnering with business, non-profits and educational institutions to change the culture around drowsy driving
A selection panel will review applications, and grant recipients will be announced in late spring. Funded programs will run throughout the calendar year.
About the National Road Safety Foundation
The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on our nation’s roads by promoting safe driving awareness and lifelong education. NRSF produces FREE traffic safety programs on distracted driving, speed and aggression, impaired driving, drowsy driving, driving skills, pedestrian safety and a host of other safety issues. NRSF also sponsors contests to engage teens in promoting safe driving to their peers and in their communities. For more information or to download free programs, visit www.nrsf.org or www.teenlane.org.