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Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Grant

Grants to Arizona Agencies and Nonprofits
to Support Traffic Safety Programs

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Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS)

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve traffic safety on highways throughout the state. Program areas include accident investigation, impaired driving, emergency medical services, occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, police traffic services and speed control, roadway safety and traffic records, and motorcycle safety.

Programming Focus Areas:
- Accident Investigation (AI)
- Impaired Driving (AL)
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Occupant Protection (OP)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety (PS)
- Police Traffic Services/Speed Control (PTS)
- Roadway Safety/Traffic Records (RS, TR)
- Motorcycle Safety (MS)

For further information about Funded Programs see guidelines:

Highway Safety Act funds may be used for conducting inventories, need studies, engineering studies, systems development, program implementation, or for purchasing equipment. Program implementation can include putting new programs into use and the training required for their use.

Federal funds allocated to finance state and local government highway safety projects are intended to supplement, not be a substitute for, ongoing state or local program expenditures. Projects should be designed to eliminate a deficiency in an applicant agency's program or to expand an existing program.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169108

Term of Contract:

- GOHS grant funding is based on the Federal fiscal year calendar which begins on October 1, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2020. Grants for the 2020 Federal fiscal year are awarded for a one-year period.
- Development of the grant agreement will begin at GOHS in June 2019; however, grants are not considered approved until fully executed by the GOHS Director. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the agency to be prepared to initiate the grant timelines by the October 1, 2019 start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All governmental and non-profit agencies are encouraged to take an active part in Arizona's Highway Safety Program.

Highway Safety Act funds cannot be used for the construction, design, or maintenance of highways or for highway construction research projects.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety will be hosting a FFY 2020 Grant Training Seminar from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the following location:

1700 West Washington Street
3rd Floor Conference Room
Executive Tower
Phoenix, AZ 85007

The seminar registration is limited to a maximum of two participants per agency. If you have any questions please contact Renee Bracamonte (details in Contact Information below).

Pre-Application Information:

The Grant Proposal process for FFY 2020 (10/01/2019 - 09/30/2020) starts January 25, 2019. Proposals submitted after March 15, 2019 will NOT be accepted.

Federal grants are funded in the form of reimbursable contract expenditures. GOHS reimburses funds on the basis of a written claim made by the applicant agency each time funds are expended.

Grant Process Timeline:

January/March 2019: Phase 1
- FFY Proposals available and notification sent
- FFY Grant Training
- FFY Proposals due

April-June 2019: Phase II
- Selected agency grant presentations
- FFY proposals evaluated/reviewed by GOHS
- Final selection of grant proposals completed

July - September 2019: Phase III
- FFY Highway Safety Plan submitted by July 1st to NHTSA
- Agencies notified of grant request approval or denial
- Grant contracts prepared by GOHS staff
- Final contracts reviewed and sent to agencies

October - December, 2019: Phase IV
- Current FFY grants finalized (Ends September 30th)
- New FFY grants begin October 1st
- Current FFY Final Reports of Cost Incurred due October 15th
- Current FFY Annual Performance Report submitted to NHTSA, December 31st

Contact Information:

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

Registration for Training Seminar:

Federal Fiscal Year 2020 grant request templates should be downloaded as a fillable PDF document and submitted to

Renee Bracamonte, GOHS Grant Manager

Alberto Gutier, Director

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
1700 West Washington Street
Executive Tower, Suite 430
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 255-3216
Fax: 602-255-1265
Toll-Free: 1-877 355-3216

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USA: Arizona