Applying For a Grant

APPLICATION TRAINING

FY2022 Grant Training Presentation: Pages 1-37, Pages 38-74

FY2022 RFP

Data Resources

Grant Manual Volume 1
Grant Manual Volume 2

APPLICATION TRAINING RECORDINGS

Problem Identification
Program Assessment, Goals, Objectives, Activities, and Evaluations
Media, Resource Requirements, Self-Sufficiency
Law Enforcement / Activity Hours
Budget Forms
Contract Forms / Closing

NOTE:  The recordings from the FY2022 grant application training serve ONLY as a resource guide for those who attended the training. Only those agencies, groups and organizations who had a representative attend training are eligible to apply for a FY2022 highway safety grant.  Applicants who have questions or need assistance are asked to contact GOHS Deputy Director Jimmy Sumner at 404-656-6996. 

GRANT MANAGEMENT CENTER HELP

APPLICATION FAQ

Q: When is the FY2022 application deadline?
A: The deadline to apply in the Grants Management System is 11:59pm on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Q: Is the funding $300,000 plus our indirects/overhead?
A: According to the Request for Proposal (RFP), the total application budget amount can't go over $300,000.

Q: Where can I find 2020 data?
A: 2020 data has not been certified and published through NHTSA. Unless the applicant has local data, they will need to use data from 2019. Overall statewide data for 2019 can be found at http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/2019-georgia-traffic-fatality-data/. County data shets for 2019 can be found at http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/data-by-county/.

Q: Who are GOHS' current grantees?
A: Click HERE for a list of FY2021 grantees.

Q: Does your jurisdiction receive any other federal funds from other sources? Is that also just for this project?
A: Other federal funds will include funds the entire governmental entity receives such as all federal funds for road projects, water department, etc.

Q: For the Program Assessment Chart, what type of contact data is being requested for the other offenses? Is this requesting data on just written citations?
A: This chart should include all citations issued for each offense requested. If there were 300 speed citations issued during the 2019 calendar year, then 300 should be listed in that text box.

Q: Is construction for connecting a pedestrian trail to a sidewalk an approved project?  The current pedestrian trail doesn’t connect to the sidewalk, which forces people to cross the highway to access the sidewalk or vice versa. We have several other options as well, related to the improvement of crosswalks, i.e. lighting, fencing, permanent message boards, etc.

A: The federal funds we receive are not designated for roadway improvements. Our funds are for enforcement and education of highway safety issues.  It sounds like the program you are interested in would be more DOT focused. 
 

Q: Our agency submitted a "letter of support" for a grantee last year and although we still support them and will write a letter in support again this year, is our agency allowed to submit an application as well?

A: Yes, as long as the agency attended the Request for Proposal workshop, you are allowed to submit an application.

Q: How are officers listed in the Resource Requirements section for enforcement grants?

A: Officers/Deputies should be listed in the Resource Requirement section as resources used to carry out enforcement hours listed in the grant. The hourly rate listed should be what the officer/deputy is actually paid per hour. The preferred method is:

Qualified Officers Hourly Pay Rate
John Smith $xx.xx/hr
Bob Johnson $xx.xx/hr
Mary Baker $xx.xx/hr
Karen Jones $xx.xx/hr (backup)
Tom Myers $xx.xx/hr (backup)


Q: How are officers listed in the budgets?
A: See chart and example below...

Position/Title Enforcement Hours
Pay Code Hourly
Hours/Week 40-43
Pay Rate The actual hourly rate paid to the officer/deputy.
 Annual Salary                            (Pay Rate x Hours Per Week) x 52 Weeks
Percent of Time

Percentage of the amount of time the officer/deputy is assigned to the grant. For HEAT grants, this is usually 100%.

Project Salary (Annual Salary x Percent of Time) This will usually equal the Annual Salary on HEAT Grants due to the position being assigned 100% of the time.