Road to Zero Coalition accepting applications for 2019 Safe System Innovation Grants

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Itasca, IL — The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, is accepting applications for its 2019 Safe System Innovation Grants.

The grants are open to organizations with innovative approaches to making roadways safer and advancing the coalition’s mission of eliminating roadway deaths.

To qualify for a Safe System Innovation Grant, an organization needs to clearly explain how its program will reduce roadway crashes, set a time frame for the reduction, outline how the program will be evaluated and detail how the organization intends to reach its target audience, among other elements.

“More than 100 people die on U.S. roads every day, and we need workable ideas from all stakeholders to bring that number down to zero by 2050,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, said in a Dec. 10 press release. “We are sure this year’s grant applicants will present innovative solutions to reduce roadway deaths, prevent injuries and make driving a safer experience for all road users.”

The deadline to apply is Jan. 25. Recipients will be announced in the spring.

The Road to Zero initiative was launched in October 2016 by the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and NSC.