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Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO) Grants (Virginia)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO)


    The Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO) provides grants for programs which are designed to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and related economic losses resulting from traffic crashes on Virginia's roadways.

    Virginia agencies can apply for funding in the following areas:

    • Alcohol and Impaired Driving - To broaden the scope and number of activities directed toward reducing traffic crash loss arising in whole or in part from persons driving under the influence of alcohol.
    • Occupant Protection - Safety Belt and Child Passenger Safety - To initiate programs and activities that will contribute to appropriate use of occupant protection devices, such as safety belts, airbags and child safety seats.
    • Aggressive Driving and Speeding - To broaden the scope and number of activities directed toward reducing traffic crash loss arising in whole or in part from persons driving aggressively and/or over the posted speed limit.
    • Traffic Records - To develop a systematic process to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes by ensuring that all opportunities to improve highway safety are identified, considered, implemented as appropriate, and evaluated in all phases of highway planning, design, maintenance, and operations and by providing information for selecting and implementing effective highway safety strategies and projects.
    • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety - To enhance safety initiatives in Virginia by focusing on the identification of pedestrian safety problems in jurisdictions and the subsequent development and implementation of solutions.
    • Motorcycle Safety - To ensure that motorcycle operators and their passengers meet standards which contribute to the safe operation of motorcycles and protection from injuries resulting from crashes.
    • Roadway Safety - To accurately identify specific locations/sections of streets and highways that have high or potentially high crash incidence, as a basis for establishing priorities for improvement, selective enforcement, or other operational practices that will eliminate or reduce the hazards at the location/section identified.

    Additional information regarding project areas for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pass-through funding are included in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Highway Safety Plan (HSP) at:


    History of Funding

    Previous awards are available to view online at:

    Additional Information

    Interested applicants must attend a mandatory workshop before applying for grant funding. More information about the workshop and guidelines for grant applications can be obtained by contacting a VAHSO program manager at


    Kimberly Burt

    Kimberly Burt
    610 Johnston-Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
    (804) 497-7100

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Virginia local governments, law enforcement agencies, state agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by February 28, annually. 

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary based on program area. Program periods will extend 12-months, beginning October 1, 2019. 


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