New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS)
04/30/19 11:59 PM
Grants to New Jersey local, county, and state agencies, districts, and nonprofit organizations for programs that enhance pedestrian and road safety. Funding is intended to reduce injury and death through programs aiming to improve crosswalks, intersections, signage, speed control, seat belt usage, and bicycle safety.
The NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety offers funding to agencies that wish to undertake programs designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the roads of New Jersey, and to address specific, local traffic safety issues. Among the grant programs offered are the Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement and Education Fund Grant Program and the State and Community Highway Safety Grant.
I. Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement and Education Fund Grant Program:
Grants are awarded to municipalities and counties with pedestrian safety problems. Priority will be given to municipalities and counties requesting funds in order to take remedial steps for intersections that have been identified by the Department of Transportation as demonstrating pedestrian safety problems.
II. State and Community Highway Safety Grant:
These grants are designed to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage resulting from traffic crashes. A Highway Safety Plan will identify the State’s traffic safety problems and will describe the programs and projects to address those problems. Projects should address federal priority areas: Alcohol and Other Drug Countermeasures, Police Traffic Services, Traffic Records, Motorcycle Safety, Speed Control, Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety, Roadway Safety, Occupant Protection, and Emergency Medical Services.
For Eligible Activities and Uses of Grant Funds, see:
- Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement and Education Fund: https://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/downloads/Grant_Avalability_Ped.pdf#page=2
- State and Community Highway Safety Grant: https://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/downloads/Grant_Availability_State_and_Com.pdf#page=1
For grantmaking purposes, the State of New Jersey is divided into three regions, as follows:
- Northern Region: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties
- Central Region: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties
- South Region: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties
GrantWatch ID#: 168624
Estimated Total Program Funding:
- Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement, and Education Fund Grant: A total of $450,000 is available.
- State and Community Highway Safety Grant: Approximately $15,000,000 is anticipated to be available.
- Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement, and Education Fund Grant: Municipalities and counties with pedestrian safety problems are eligible to apply.
- State and Community Highway Safety Grant: State agencies and political subdivisions, including counties, municipalities, townships, districts and special districts, and nonprofit organizations.
Grant funding will only be awarded to programs that are in line with federal and state traffic safety priorities.
Qualifying nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive funding for certain non-enforcement programs approved by the Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Grant submissions for Fiscal Year 2020 are due by 11:59pm April 30, 2019. (This date is an absolute. This includes applications for the Pedestrian Safety Education and Enforcement Fund grants, as well.)
Timelines and Deadline (FY2020: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020):
- Grant application deadline for FY2020: April 30, 2019
- Grant application review, scoring, revisions, and recommendations: May-June, 2019
- Grant rejection notification: July/August, 2019
- Formal approval: TBA based on the receipt of federal funding
All grant applications should be submitted through the SAGE (E-Grants) online application system.
If you are a municipality or county, you already are registered in SAGE through the Department of Community Affairs. However, if you have never personally used the SAGE system, you will need to register through the authorized official in your municipality or county. This individual is usually someone in the Mayor’s or Freeholder’s office. You may also contact the Division for this information.
If you are a non-profit, state government department (such as Transportation, OIT, Health and Senior Services, etc.) or a College, University or other entity not registered through the Department of Community Affairs, you will need to register through the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. This may be done through the SAGE login website.
North region: https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/grants/index_north.html
Central region: https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/grants/index_central.html
South region: https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/grants/index_south.html
FAQs on SAGE Grants: https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/grants/SAGE.html
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
SAGE login: https://njsage.intelligrants.com/Login2.aspx?APPTHEME=NJSAGE
For information and questions about the application, please contact:
Supervising Program Development Spec., Division of Highway Traffic Safety
North Region Supervisor
Ed O'Connor, Central Region Supervisor
Ray Reeve, South Region Supervisor
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