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Highway Safety (HS-1) Grants

Grants to New York Local, State, and Nonprofit
Agencies to Address Traffic Safety Issues

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New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)

Deadline Date:

05/01/19 11:45 PM ET


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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address specific highway safety issues in their jurisdiction. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying. Applicants must obtain the required local approval prior to applying.

The General Highway Safety Grant Program for Local, State and Not-for-profit Agencies (HS) proposal is to be used by an applicant to address any highway safety issue in the HSSP. The applicant must prepare a grant application narrative that states the problem to be addressed by the grant project and provides supporting data. The grant narrative must address all of the elements outlined in this guide to writing a grant proposal. The budget should be justified, reasonable and only include allowable costs.

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GrantWatch ID#: 167843

Term of Contract:

The federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. Projects are funded for one year, and each project period must coincide with the federal fiscal year, with an October 1 start date and an ending date of September 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations are state and local government agencies, and not-for-profit agencies.

Not-for-profit agencies must be registered with the NYS Charity Bureau, pre-qualified with the NYS Grants Gateway and have valid proof of Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance or proof of exemption.

For-Profit agencies and individuals are not eligible, nor are applications to develop a product or provide a service for profit.

Unallowable Costs:

Pre-Application Information:

Not-for-profit agencies must register with and be pre-qualified in the New York State Grants Gateway before submitting a GTSC grant proposal. Proposals received from not-for-profit applicants that have not registered and are not pre-qualified in the Grants Gateway on the proposal due date of 11:59 PM on May 1, 2019 cannot be evaluated. Such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration. If you need assistance with Grants Gateway enrollment or enrollment in the GTSC’s eGrants, contact the GTSC.

The due date for General Highway Safety, Child Passenger Safety and Police Traffic Services grant applications is May 1, 2019.

The anticipated award date is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

This is a reimbursement program. The applicant incurs the costs of the project and is reimbursed by the GTSC according to the approved budget.

Dates to Know:
- March - April: If you have questions about the grant application process or need assistance with the electronic grants system, contact the GTSC.
- April 15: Mid-year progress reports due.
- May 1: Complete and approved grant proposals are due in to the GTSC in the electronic grants system. Proposal status must be “Submitted” or “In Review” by May 1st.
- October 1: The beginning of the Federal fiscal year. GTSC grants begin on October 1.
- July 31: Commodities and equipment must be ordered and received.
- September 30: The end of the Federal fiscal year. GTSC grants end September 30.
- October 15: Final report due.
- October 31: Deadline for submitting reimbursement claims.


The Highway Safety Strategic Plan may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

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If you have any questions or need any assistance preparing your grant application, please contact your GTSC Highway Safety Program Representative listed below or call (518) 474-5111.

Chuck Conroy: 518-486-1920
Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Nassau, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester

Aubrey Feldman: 518-474-2279
Cayuga, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington, Wayne

Jim Knapp: 518-473-4734
Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster

Maureen Kozakiewicz: 518-408-2036
Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Ontario, Otsego, Schenectady, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wyoming, Yates

Robert Lopez: 518-402-2092
Erie, Genesee, Greene, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Rensselaer

Mary Montimurro: 518-474-5111
Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Saratoga

New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, New York 12228

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