Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Grants of up to $4,950 to Colorado local government agencies, community organizations, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and coalitions for initiatives to improve traffic safety. Funding is intended to support awareness, education, and outreach activities that promote focus areas such as child passenger safety, teen driving safety, and impaired driving prevention.
The CDOT Office of Transportation Safety, Highway Safety Office, offers Traffic Safety Initiatives Mini Grants that enable traffic safety professionals to execute and support:
- Local and statewide occupant protection;
- Child passenger safety*;
- Teen driving safety;
- Distracted driving prevention;
- Motorcycle safety;
- Bicycle and pedestrian safety; and
- Impaired driving prevention initiatives.
*Child Passenger Safety seats cannot be purchased with these funds.
Applicants must be able to identify a traffic issue supported by data, establish baseline and evaluation measures, describe measurable activities and detail how the project will be evaluated. (For data sources and information, see codot.gov/safety/safety-data-sources-information/colorado-problem-identification-id-reports.)
Funds must be used for training, resources, materials, and support.
GrantWatch ID#: 183170
Maximum funding amount is $4,950.
All projects terminate September 30.
- Local law enforcement agencies
- Local government entities
- Community coalitions
- Community businesses
- Community for-profit and nonprofit agencies
- Other entities involved in traffic safety
Child Passenger Safety seats cannot be purchased with these funds.
Law enforcement agencies that do not currently receive CDOT LEAF or high-visibility enforcement funds are able to apply for specialized enforcement efforts.
Examples of unallowable project costs include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Office furniture and fixtures
- Food and Beverages
- Routine roadway construction or maintenance
- Funds that supplant existing budgets*
*Federal regulations prohibit supplanting of funds. Examples of supplanting include replacing routine and/or existing State or local expenditures with the use of Federal grant funds and/or using Federal grant funds for cost of activities that constitute general expenses required to carry out the overall responsibilities of state, local or federally recognized Indian tribal government.
Applications are accepted October through June 1.
Only one application per agency is permitted.
CDOT funds grants on a cost-reimbursement basis only. CDOT will not make payments in advance or in anticipation of goods or services.
Grant-writing tips and technical assistance:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the Audit Certification and Exemption Form along with a completed application to:
Robin Rocke, HSO Program Manager
2829 W. Howard Place
Denver, CO 80204