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Tennessee Highway Safety Office Announces $9 Million in Federal Highway Safety Funds

Post Date:08/30/2017 2:15 PM

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Announces $9 Million in Federal Highway Safety Funds to Support Highway Safety Efforts in Middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDOSHS) has joined the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to award the law enforcement agencies and partners in Middle Tennessee more than $9 million in federal grant funding to support local highway safety initiatives.
Approximately 400 grants will be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the THSO for the 2017-2018 Federal Fiscal Year.

Every year, traffic safety advocates, non-profit organizations, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, District Attorneys’ offices, and other state agencies across Tennessee seek funding through grant applications offered by the THSO. Applicants who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards are awarded grant funds to support the THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Grant funding provides essential highway safety training and equipment for law enforcement agencies, sophisticated crash data collection analysis technology, specialized DUI prosecutors, resources for emergency response personnel, and educational tools to help improve driver behavior.