In March 2019, the NDOT-Highway Safety Office announced the availability of project grant contract applications for federal fiscal year 2020 projects. State and local government agencies and non-profit organizations that are targeting traffic fatality and injury crash prevention activity in any or all of the 22 priority counties listed will be given preferential consideration in grant award applications.
NHTSA Buy America Act Requirement
Each item purchased with federal funds MUST meet the following:
The Buy America Act, 23 U.S.C. § 313, prohibits States from using highway grant funds under 23 U.S.C. Chapter 4 to purchase products, unless they are produced in the United States.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the Buy America Act public interest waiver effective July 30, 2015, (Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 125, published June 30, 2015). This waiver allows the purchase of any manufactured product with a purchase price of $5,000 or less, excluding a motor vehicle when the product is purchased using Federal grant funds. However, no promotional items, such as key chains, etc. are allowed. Check with NDOT-HSO before ordering.
Contact the NDOT-HSO at 402-471-2515 if you have questions.
Fiscal Year 2020 Priority Counties
Projects or activities considered for funding assistance are aimed at reducing fatal and serious injury crashes within the traffic safety areas of alcohol, occupant protection, youth, and speed. Through crash data analysis, 22 counties and their communities have been identified as “Priority Counties” for fiscal year 2020 funding. Data for State and Counties for 2013 thru 2017 can be found in the Traffic Records Data on the main grants page.
Projects may be funded for up to one year beginning October 1 through September 30 (which corresponds with the federal fiscal year).
Project Grant Contract Application
Prior to completing a project grant contract application; every state, county, community, law enforcement agency, organization, 501c3 non-profit organizations, etc. eligible to apply and receive federal funding must read and comply with the guidelines of the "Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures."
- Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures for FY2019 projects.
- Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures for FY2020 projects.
Deadline - applications must be received by the NDOT-HSO on or before March 31, 2019, for FY2020.
Applicants will be notified of project approval or denial no later than September 1, 2019, for FY2020.