Resolution maintains highway safety grant program funding

March 27, 2013

​Washington – Certain highway safety grant programs will continue to receive funding through Sept. 30 after nearly being cut by a resolution from the House.

The House version of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until the end of the fiscal year did not include funding for highway safety grant programs established by MAP-21, a surface transportation funding bill signed into law in July 2012. The grant programs included incentive-based funding for states to enact laws aimed at improving highway safety, including distracted driving laws and teen Graduated Driver Licensing laws.

A Senate version of the Continuing Resolution restored the funding and was taken up by the House. The combined version of the resolution (.pdf file) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 26.