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NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) Grants (New Jersey)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    New Jersey Office of the Attorney General


    The New Jersey Office of Highway Traffic Safety, in the Department of Law and Public Safety, is responsible for administering the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Project.  Activities under the program are centered predominantly on efforts to control impaired driving; increase seat belt usage rates; promote the proper use of child passenger restraint systems; increase traffic law enforcement with an emphasis on speed/aggressive and distracted driving; improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, teens, and older drivers; provide additional training of State and local personnel; and improve the collection and analysis of traffic crash data.  

    Submission of a proposed highway traffic safety project that identifies a Statewide or local highway traffic safety problem, supporting statistics, causes, a strategy to solve problems, countermeasures, performance objectives, measurement standards, and a schedule of activities and goals.  Projects should address at least one of the Federal priority areas:
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Countermeasures,
    • Police Traffic Services,
    • Traffic Records,
    • Motorcycle Safety,
    • Speed Control,
    • Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety,
    • Roadway Safety,
    • Occupant Protection, and
    • Emergency Medical Services.
    In New Jersey, priorities for traffic safety funding is determined by each region: 
    • ?North Region - Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren Counties 
    • Central Region - Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Union Counties 
    • South Region - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem Counties

    History of Funding

    None is available. 

    Additional Information

    The Division awards full-year traffic safety grants according to the federal fiscal calendar (October 1-September 30). Grants of a shorter timeframe are also awarded to support statewide enforcement mobilizations.  For more information, see programs such as: Click It or TicketDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over and U Drive. U Text. U Pay.  


    NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) Division

    NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) Division
    P.O. Box 048
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609) 633-9300

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are New Jersey state agencies and political subdivisions, including counties, municipalities, townships, districts and special districts, and nonprofit organizations.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by April 30, 2020. A similar deadline is anticipated annually. 

    Award Details

    Up to $15,000,000 was available to implement the NJ State Highway Safety Plan. At least 40% of that funding must be expended by or for the benefit of local municipalities in the State. Project periods will extend for 12-months, starting on October 1, 2020. 

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