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In March 2015, the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) announced the availability of project grant contract applications for federal fiscal year 2016 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 NHTSA Buy America Act prohibits the use of Federal highway safety grant funds to purchase steel, iron or manufactured products, unless these products are produced in the United States.  The Secretary of Transportation determines that such domestic purchases would be inconsistent with the public interest; that such materials are not reasonably available and of a satisfactory quality; or that inclusion of domestic materials will increase the cost of the overall project contact by more than 25 percent.  Clear justification for the purchase of non-domestic items must be in the form of a waiver request submitted to and approved by the Secretary of Transportation.

Failure to comply with the NHTSA Buy America Act will result in denial of reimbursement using federal grant funds. 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 2016 funding.  Nebraska 2013 data will to be the most current data for FY2016 Plan. Data for State and Counties for 2009 thru 2013 can be found on the Traffic Records Data link below.

Adams Dawson Hall Lincoln Sarpy Washington
Buffalo Dodge Hamilton Madison Saunders York
Cass Douglas Keith Otoe Scotts Bluff  
Dakota Gage 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.

Deadline - applications must be received by the NOHS on or before March 31, 2015, for FY2016.

Applicants will be notified of project approval or denial no later than July 1, 2015, for FY2016.

NEBRASKA AND COUNTY STATISTICS - (2013 data will to be used for FY2016)

For additional statistics or a copy of “Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures," contact Traffic Safety Specialist Linda Kearns by clicking here.