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Grants to Alaska Agencies, IHEs, School Districts, and Nonprofits to Improve Traffic Safety

FFY 2024 Highway Safety Grant Program


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
171104

Funding Source
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), Highway Safety Office (HSO)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alaska

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/28/23 - Receipt by Close of Business Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alaska government agencies, IHEs, school districts, public emergency service providers, fire departments, and qualifying nonprofit organizations to improve highway safety. Funding is intended for programs that address one of the following priority areas: impaired driving, distracted driving, police traffic services, speed and aggressive driving, roadway safety, occupant protection, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, traffic records, distracted driving, nonmotorized and community traffic safety, preventing roadside deaths, and driver and officer safety education.

Highway safety grants are intended to provide the seed money to begin new programs, much like start-up capital is to a new business. All grant funded projects are intended to become self-sufficient when grant funding terminates and continue to operate with local or state funds.

Grants may be awarded for assisting the Alaska Highway Safety Office in addressing traffic safety deficiencies, expansion of an ongoing activity, or development of a new program of intervention.

A description of the priority areas can be found here: https://dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/hwysafety/assets/FFY2024_Grant_Application_Instructions.pdf#page=4

For information regarding eligible costs, see: https://dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/hwysafety/assets/FFY2024_Grant_Application_Instructions.pdf#page=11



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Agencies Eligible to Receive Funding:
Government agencies, political “subdivisions” of the state and local government agencies, state colleges and state universities, school districts, fire departments, public emergency services providers, and certain qualified nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive highway safety grant funding.

Qualified Nonprofit Organizations:
Chapter 20, Alaska Administrative Code, requires nonprofit organizations to provide their “Certificate of Status” from the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, verifying their not-for-profit status when submitting their Grant Application. The “Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption” from the Alaska Department of Revenue or a letter from the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirming Section 501(c)(3) status is not sufficient to meet this requirement.

If the nonprofit organization’s project is selected for funding, it must provide a copy of its Alaska Business License and a financial statement showing the establishment of a special segregated account designated solely for highway safety project activities, which contains funds equal to or greater than the amount of the grant award.

Ineligible
Funding Restrictions:
Replacement of existing program expenditures, personnel, materials, program maintenance, research, rehabilitation, and construction are not allowable costs. Other unallowable costs are determined on a project-by-project basis.


Pre-Application Information
Highway Safety Grant Applications for FFY 2023 funding must be received no later than April 28, 2023 to be considered for funding. The Alaska Highway Safety Office will not accept Highway Safety Grant Applications that are sent or received by fax or e-mail or received by contract carrier (e.g., FedEx) after close-of-business on April 28, 2023. Highway Safety Grant Applications post-marked April 29, 2023 but received after that date will not be accepted.

Grant applications may be hand-delivered on or before close-of-business April 28, 2023.

All grant applications are reviewed and prioritized in May and June, and the applicant contact person will be notified in September if the grant application was selected for funding. Agencies receiving grant awards will be required to attend a meeting scheduled by the AHSO where information will be given on completion of their Grant Agreement form to be eligible to receive project funding, requirements for reimbursement, and expectations for program activity.

If applying to fund more than one project, each project much be submitted on a separate grant application.

To promote self-sufficiency and project continuation, agencies are expected to provide a local hard dollar match. The local match is a minimum of 20 percent for all projects. A higher match percentage is always encouraged regardless of the funding year.

If an agency cannot meet the required match level, they MUST provide a description of why the match cannot be met in a separate letter and must submit their maximum match on the application.

All applicants must include the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number in the box provided on the grant application.

See the Full Grant Text RFP link for additional relevant links.

Term of Contract
Grants are administered on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 – September 30). All grants are awarded on an annual basis based upon available funding and there should be no expectation of funding for more than one year. However, a grant may be funded for up to three consecutive years provided a program evaluation determines the value of the intervention or the activity is a proven countermeasure. Grant funded projects that the AHSO determines are statewide activities and benefit all citizens of Alaska may be funded for a longer period of time at the AHSO’s discretion.

Contact Information
Mail the original Grant Application and cover letter to:

USPS:
Tammy Kramer
Governor’s Highway Safety Representative
Alaska Highway Safety Office
P.O. Box 112500
Juneau, AK 99811-2500

Overnight via Fed Ex, UPS, DHL:
Tammy Kramer
Governor’s Highway Safety Representative
Alaska Highway Safety Office
3132 Channel Drive, Suite 200
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Direct questions to:
Tammy Kramer
AHSO Administrator
(907) 465-8944

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