Feb. 7, 2022 - Individuals, companies, public agencies, non-profit groups, schools, and others have until February 28 to apply for funding for projects designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes on Louisiana’s roads, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announced.

The grant application period is open to government entities; political “subdivisions” of the state, parish, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; state colleges and universities or other institutions of higher learning; local school boards or schools; corporations; hospitals; highway safety advocacy groups; fire departments; emergency services providers; and individuals. 

LHSC will fund projects for one year, beginning Oct. 1, 2022. The projects must address impaired driving; distracted driving; police traffic services; speeding and aggressive driving; occupant protection; child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety; motorcycle safety; traffic records, and community traffic safety. Successful grants will assist LHSC in addressing traffic safety problems, expanding an ongoing activity, or developing a new program or countermeasure. 

Anyone interested in applying for a grant should go to http://www.lahighwaysafety.org and select “Apply For a Grant” from the menu at the top of the page to see an overview of the grant process. From there, applicants can find links to the Call for Proposals and Application Instructions, the electronic application, and the 2023 Problem Identification data.

All applications must be received by LHSC by Feb. 28, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., CST. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered for funding.

The money for the grants comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is allocated for one-year projects. The LHSC selects and oversees the NHTSA-funded projects in Louisiana.