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Grants to California Public Agencies and Nonprofits to Mitigate Traffic Accident Fatalities and Injuries

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant


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Funding Source
California Office of Traffic Safety
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Geographic Focus
USA: California

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/30/16 Save

Grant Description
Grants to California public agencies and nonprofits for a variety of measures that reduce traffic accidents and fatalities at night, or related to substance abuse and/or involving motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Applicants unsure of project eligibility and nonprofits should call the program office before applying. Projects will target primary collision factors.

The funded strategies may include impaired driving enforcement, enforcement operations focusing on primary collision factors, distracted driving, night-time seat belt enforcement, special enforcement operations encouraging motorcycle safety, enforcement and public awareness in areas with a high number of bicycle and pedestrian collisions, and educational programs.

These strategies are designed to earn media attention thus enhancing the overall deterrent effect.

Funds are intended as “seed money” to start new programs.

Applicants must be able to provide Traffic Safety Data that demonstrates how your program will save lives on the roadways and be able to demonstrate using performance measures with 1 year of funding.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • County governments
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Pre-Application Information
If you are unsure whether your project meets the criteria, you may contact the program office for assistance or go to to start your application.

If you are a 501c3 non-profit organization, you will need a public entity as your grant host. Please contact the program office for more information.

See also: Grant Administration Program Manual -

Term of Contract
October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017

Grantees must issue a press release announcing the kick-off of the grant by November 15.

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