Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) - Office of Grants and Research (OGR)
06/30/22 - Hard copy applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by deadline date
Grants to Massachusetts municipal police departments for activities that promote road safety. Funding is intended to support programs and purchases that help reduce and prevent traffic accidents, roadway crashes, fatalities, injuries, and resultant economic loss. The grant will provide funds for traffic enforcement, traffic enforcement equipment, pedestrian and bicyclist safety enforcement, pedestrian and bicyclist safety items, and non-enforcement safety activities.
The intended use of the Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant funds is to allow for the adaptation and enhancement of traditional traffic safety programs by addressing the expanding and evolving roles of local law enforcement departments, which require a comprehensive approach to keeping roads safe. This program is designed to provide municipal police departments with a high level of flexibility in determining the best strategies to address local road safety issues. Choices include traditional enforcement campaigns, enforcement specifically focused on pedestrian and bicyclist concerns, alternatives for specific speed-related safety equipment, and the development of non-enforcement programs, enhancing officers' knowledge, skills, and abilities. These flexible alternatives ensure changing traffic safety trends are recognized, and new approaches are incorporated into road safety strategies.
All departments must help achieve this program's overall statewide goals, as outlined in the FFY 2023 Highway Safety Plan, which may be found at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/publicdocuments-and-statistics.
For more detailed information regarding the program elements, please see https://www.mass.gov/doc/ffy23-mrs-agf/download#page=8.
The MRS grant program will support High Visibility Enforcement (HVE), a proven countermeasure for road safety and an essential component in highway safety efforts. The program will provide optional funding flexibility allowing departments to implement nonenforcement strategies that will help instill beneficial changes in road user behavior.
GrantWatch ID#: 192411
Estimated number of awards for Tier 1: 25; Tier 2: 27; Tier 3: 40; Tier 4: 65
- Tier 1 (population greater than 40,000): Up to $65,000
- Tier 2 (population of 20,000 - 39,999): Up to $35,000
- Tier 3 (population of 12,000 to 19,999): Up to $30,000
- Tier 4 (population of less than 12,000): Up to $20,000
Contract Period: October 2022-September 15, 2023
Traffic Equipment and Safety Items must be delivered or paid for in full no later than April 30, 2023.
All awardees will be expected to begin services or program activities within 90 days of a contract being executed
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the application package in both of the following ways:
1. By email to OGR.MRS@mass.gov.
2. By hand-delivery or by certified mail to:
Office of Grants and Research
ATTN: Highway Safety Division (MRS Grant)
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720-A
Boston, MA 02116-3933
To finalize/confirm your application submission, please complete and submit the online Application Confirmation Form at:
For more information about this grant, please email Richard Valeri at OGR.MRS@mass.gov.
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