Applying For a Grant


2021 Grant Training Presentation
Grant Manual Volume 1 (Section 1 of 2) PDF
Grant Manual Volume 1 (Section 2 of 2) PDF


Section 1:  Training Packet, Grant Proposal and Application Components
Section 2:  Problem Identification
Section 3:  Program Assessment, Goals, Evaluations and Objectives
Section 4:  Media, Self-Sufficiency and Resource Requirements
Section 5:  Law Enforcement Services
Section 6:  Budget
Section 7:  Contract Forms/Review

NOTE:  The videos for the FFY 2021 Grant Training Workshops serve ONLY as a resource guide for those who attended one of the two mandatory sessions.  Only those agencies, groups and organizations who had a representative attend one of the training sessions are eligible to apply for a FFY 2021 highway safety grant.  Applicants who have questions or need assistance are asked to contact GOHS Deputy Director Jimmy Sumner at 404-656-6996. 



Q: Where can I find 2019 data?
A: 2019 data has not yet been certified and published through NHTSA. Unless the applicant has local data, they will need to use data through 2018.

Q: Are funds being sought from other sources? Is that for this project only?
A: Yes, is your agency seeking funds from other sources to fund this project?

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: 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.