Traffic Safety Grant Manager

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)
Job Status
Position Type/Sector
Government – State

Role Overview

As the Grant Coordinator, you will be responsible for performing journey-level grant development, coordination, and administration work. In this position, you will coordinate, review, evaluate, and report grants at various stages to determine the appropriateness of grants or compliance with requirements and standards. You will serve as a liaison between the agency and the funding sources.


This Project Manager position coordinates efforts to improve injury and fatality rates within the state across a diversified portfolio of project areas: speed, motorcycle, and alcohol-impaired driving. This includes monitoring sub-grantee performance, financial management, program assessments for effectiveness, and developing new programs for promoting education with state agencies, local government, and non-governmental organizations. This Project Manager works as the liaison link between the Office of Traffic Safety and the sub-recipients of federal and state funds to implement projects and manage them through competition. The proper management of these programs is critical to the success of the division's mission of reducing injuries and deaths on Indiana roadways. The position requires that the employee be flexible and able to meet deadlines consistently. Many of the responsibilities of this position are time-sensitive and the incumbent must be able to self-manage assignments to meet reporting and application due dates.

About the Job

Applicants are preferred to be or have been a practitioner in at least one traffic safety-specific programmatic area: Drug Recognition Expert, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Crash Reconstruction, Crash Records.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Research and identify sources of external funds and create or develop proposals to secure funds for new grant opportunities and grant renewal opportunities.
  • Coordinate work plans and timelines to ensure the submission of state or federal grant applications and program reports promptly.
  • Provide resource information to potential recipients on the types of grants available, federal and agency requirements for obtaining grants, and the process of applying for grants.
  • Assist potential recipients in the grant application process by making recommendations on possible changes, writing, and/or reviewing grant applications.
  • Review submitted grant applications and assess the applicant’s eligibility for the award based on established criteria.
  • Make recommendations to supervisors and grant authority on the needs of potential recipients.
  • Analyze project costs and prepare budget justifications and budget revisions for awarded grants.
  • Maintain files and records and prepare reports related to grant activities for grants issued and received.
  • Ensure a grantee’s compliance with the conditions of grants by coordinating agreements, contracts, expenses, activities, and federal and state regulations.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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