A Section of NDOR Traffic Engineering Division
In March 2016, the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS)
announced the availability of project grant contract applications for
federal fiscal year 2017 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 below will be given preferential consideration
in grant award applications.
NHTSA BUY AMERICA ACT
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Each item purchased with federal funds MUST
meet the following:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently
published 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 NOHS before ordering.
Contact the NOHS at 402-471-2515 if you have questions.
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, the following 22
counties and their communities have been identified as “Priority
Counties” for fiscal year 2017 funding. Nebraska 2014 data will
to be the most current data for FY2017 Plan. Data for State and Counties
for 2010 thru 2014 can be found on the Traffic Records Data link below.
- Projects may be funded for up to one year beginning October 1 through September 30 (which corresponds with the federal fiscal year).
Prior to completing a project grant contract
application; every state, county, community, law enforcement agency, organization, 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."
Click to download the
“Grant Contract Proposal
Guide and Policies and Procedures”
for FY2016 projects.
Click to download the "Grant
Contract Proposal Guide and Polices and Procedures" for FY2017 projects.
Deadline - applications must be received by the NOHS on or before
March 31, 2016,
Applicants will be notified of project approval or denial no later than
September 1, 2016, for FY2017.
For additional statistics or a copy of “Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures," contact Traffic Safety Specialist Linda Kearns by clicking