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GRANT FORMS

Grants are available to organizations for traffic safety projects and activities.  Applications for projects with the potential to impact the priority traffic safety areas are annually reviewed.

Funding assistance through mini-grants is also available to law enforcement for the following items:  preliminary breath testing (PBT) units, radar units, in-car video cameras, and selective overtime enforcement.  Law enforcement and other eligible organizations are also provided with funding assistance for traffic training, public information and education activities.

Grant Contractor Information and Downloadable Forms/Guides

The following information applies to agencies receiving funding assistance through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) for project grants with one to three years of federal funding and/or mini-grants.

Annual Report Form (Project Grants)

An annual report must contain all accomplishments and activities utilized to meet the goals/objectives outlined in the Grant Contract Proposal. Each objective must be addressed and the project's measurable impact on traffic safety must be included. All grant contractors must submit an annual report to the NOHS no later than the second Thursday in November of the following fiscal year.

Grant Contract Claim for Reimbursement (Project Grants)

The grant contractor is responsible for submitting the Grant Contract Claim for Reimbursement (CR) monthly with a copy of supporting documentation substantiating expenditures associated with the project. The CR request must be completed and submitted to the NOHS on a monthly basis. CRs are due by the 10th of each month. CRs received after the 10th of each month may not be reimbursed until the following month.

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Mini-Grant Contract Claim for Reimbursement

The mini-grant contractor is responsible for submitting the Mini-Grant Claim for Reimbursement (CR) with a copy of supporting documentation substantiating expenditures associated with each mini-grant contract issued to them. The request(s) must be completed and submitted to the NOHS as reimbursement is needed and/or upon completion of the mini-grant contract. CRs are processed upon receipt of the correct documentation.

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Equipment Inventory Log (Project Grants)

All equipment purchases must be specifically itemized in the budget proposal. If not included in the original budget proposal, expressed written approval from the NOHS is required prior to any purchase. Competitive bids are required on any equipment purchase in excess of $500.00. Upon receipt of any equipment, an "Equipment Inventory Log" will be completed by the grant contractor and submitted to the NOHS. The grant contractor shall appropriately maintain any equipment purchased under the grant contract. (See the Grant Contract Proposal  Guide and Polices and Procedures for additional information.)

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Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures

This Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures incorporates the “Policies and Procedures” of the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety. Every state, county, community, law enforcement agency, organization, etc. eligible to receive federal funding through a project or mini-grant contract must read and comply with the guidelines outlined in this document. State, local, and federal rules and regulations also need to be complied with as outlined in the “audit” section, page 6 of the guide.

 

Grant Contract Proposal Cover

Applications submitted to the NOHS must include a completed Grant Contract Proposal Cover.

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Grant Funded Enforcement Activity Summary

Grant funded enforcement activity must be reported on this form.

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Grant Funded Education Activity Summary

Grant funded education must be reported on this form.

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Grant Funded Training Conference Evaluation Report Form

This report must accompany all claims for travel reimbursement and must be attached to the Claim for Reimbursement/Mini-Grant Claim for Reimbursement.

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Personal Services Breakdown (Project Grants)

Reimbursement requests for personal services must utilize this form.

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Weekly Time Report (Project Grants)

Reimbursement requests for personal services must be substantiated by submitting a completed Weekly Time Report form with appropriate signatures.

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Federal Documents Covering Highway Safety Grants for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Government - All applicant/organization who are awarded highway safety funding, must abide by all federal requirements which includes all applicable federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other federal requirements as referenced in the NHTSA Highway Safety Grant Management Resources.  This website lists all associated federal regulations which are to be reviewed by the applicant.  They are available on the website at: www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Programs+&+Grants/Resources+Guide

This website provides information to assist State and Federal professional to manage highway safety grant programs administered by NHTSA.  This resource includes the United States Codes, Code of Federal Regulations, and Office of Management and Budget Circulars.  The regulations are listed in the Federal Regulations For All Grant Programs section.

The type of circular required by each agency is outlined below:

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards - Part III - Office of Management and Budget - 23 CFR Chapter II, Subchapter A, Part 1200

For information on the following programs list below click on: Title 2, Subtitle A, Chapter II, Part 200

  • Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
  • Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments
  • Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements For Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations
  • Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2 CFR Subpart F - Audit Requirements, a non-federal entity that expends $750,000 or more in a year in federal funds must provide a copy of their single audit to the NOHS for each federal fiscal year that federal funds were received.  The audit must be submitted by August 1st of the following calendar year.

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