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In March 2016, the Nebraska Department of Roads HIghway Safety Office (NDOR-HSO) 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 REQUIREMENT - Click Here for more information

NOTE:  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 NDOR-HSO before ordering.

Contact the NDOR-HSO 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.

Adams Dakota Gage Lincoln Sarpy Washington
Buffalo Dawson Hall Madison Saunders York
Cass Dodge Hamilton Otoe Scotts Bluff  
Custer Douglas Lancaster Platte Seward  





  • 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 NDOR-HSO on or before March 31, 2016, for FY2017.

Applicants will be notified of project approval or denial no later than September 1, 2016, for FY2017.

NEBRASKA AND COUNTY STATISTICS - (2014 data will to be used 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 here.