Safe States recently partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop Strategies to Address Shared Risk and Protective Factors for Driver Safety. This new resource document aligns the public health approach with motor vehicle safety efforts to identify practices that have the highest potential to address multiple types of risky driving behavior simultaneously.
With additional support from NHTSA, Safe States is offering an opportunity for teams to put the findings and recommendations from the resource document into action. Through a competitive application process, Safe States will select and provide up to four Safety Teams with $35,000 in seed grant funds to participate in a national learning community, implement, and evaluate strategies in their communities that enhance motor vehicle safety efforts by addressing shared risk and protective factors, with an emphasis on behavior change.
Multidisciplinary Safety Teams consisting of public health and traffic safety professionals at the state and/or local level will be funded to develop and implement activities based on one or more strategies referenced in the resource document. These strategies are intended to address multiple risky driving behaviors simultaneously by minimizing risk factors and strengthening protective factors that affect driver behavior. Selected Safety Teams will participate in a two-year program that includes five (5) distinct components:
Click here to view the full program description, details about team activities and composition, eligibility criteria, program timeline, application requirements, and instructions to submit your letter of intent. A letter of intent must be submitted in order to receive an invitation to apply.
Technical Assistance Conference Call
Learn more about the Driver Behavior Change Seed Grant Program and how to apply by registering for the technical assistance call on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET.
Additional questions about this opportunity should be directed to Ina Robinson, MPH, Program Manager at the Safe States Alliance.