Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) - Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (BSPE)
12/21/18 5:00 PM
Grants to Illinois local law enforcement agencies to participate in a statewide campaign to increase awareness of laws prohibiting texting and mobile phone usage while driving. Funding is intended to reduce injuries and save lives through a month-long teaching and law enforcement campaign.
While enforcement of distracted driving laws is a particularly challenging undertaking for law enforcement, as laws have been strengthened, both the Illinois State Police and local Illinois law enforcement (police and sheriffs) have steadily increased the number of distracted driving citations issued to motorists. Law enforcement continues to pursue more innovative ways in which to enforce these laws. This distracted driving grant is intended to maximize the deterrent effect of Illinois' strong phone use laws.
The goal is to save lives and reduce injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes by increasing the enforcement of Illinois' mobile phone and texting-while-driving laws and raising awareness of the presence of these laws.
To help accomplish this goal, the Distracted Driving Grant will fund efforts to emphasize distracted driving laws during the entire month of April to help advocate the guiding principles of National Distracted Driving awareness month. The distracted driving crackdown will feature officer hireback enforcement details allowing stepped-up enforcement of state distracted driving laws- in addition to other laws- combined with a comprehensive state-wide paid media effort exclusive to distracted driving.
This grant only allows for hireback personnel and indirect costs.
GrantWatch ID#: 184777
Anticipated Number of Awards: 95
Campaigns will take place in the month of April (April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please submit all applications and accompanying documents to DOT.TSgrants@illinois.gov.
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