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FFY 2012 CPS Equipment Grant Program

Grants to Provide Children's Safety Equipment
to Low Income Families in Massachusetts

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Office of Grants and Research

Deadline Date:

02/03/12 3 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 are available for Massachusetts non-profits and municipalities to provide transportation safety equipment for children from low income families. The grant money must be used to purchase the equipment, distribute the items for free, and provide safety information to the public. All purchases must be approved by EOPSS-HSD prior to placing the order for any equipment. Programs must be sustainable after grant funds are finished.

This program aims to help reduce child passenger fatalities and injuries by distributing federally-approved car seats to residents in need, at CPS checkups and fitting stations, as well as educating parents, grandparents and child caretakers on the proper installation and usage of child safety seats.

Items funded include:
Federally-approved child safety seats (booster seats, convertible seats, big baby seats, infant seats, special needs seats)
Pool noodles (to assist in maintaining the proper angle of a rear facing seat)
Locking clips and other installation aids, such as small hand tools

Items not funded include, but are not limited to: trailers, tents, furniture, and food.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127188

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Municipality: $1,500; Non-profits: $2,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended by September 30, 2012


  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Massachusetts municipalities, not-for-profit hospitals and regional non-profit organizations with at least one currently certified CPS technician on staff.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All grant awardees must attend a mandatory grant information session before the grant period begins. This will ensure that your department or entity understands the grant requirements and reporting deadlines before accepting the grant award. This grant session will be held in mid-February at a time and location to be determined.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant applicants must have an active, enforced, written safety belt policy.
- Applicants without a written safety belt policy in place at the time of application may apply for grant funding, but will have a 50% reduction in the total grant award.
- Must have a "Data Universal Numbering System" (DUNS) number.
- In-kind matching funds of at least 25% required; can be used to supplement administration costs and expenses incurred by the grantee.
- This is a cost reimbursement grant for approved expenses

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Robert Kearney, Program Manager
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Highway Safety Division
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720
Boston, MA 02116

Questions should be directed to:
Cindy Campbell at 617.725.3351
Robert Kearney at

Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts