The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides grant funds to the State of Illinois to be used only for highway safety purposes. These funds are provided to encourage States to address national priorities for reducing highway deaths and injuries through occupant protection programs, state traffic safety information system improvements, impaired driving countermeasures, passage of effective laws to reduce distracted driving, implementation of motorcyclist safety programs, and the implementation of graduated driving licensing laws.
The Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Committee plays a vital role in the solicitation and selection of projects focused on state traffic safety information system improvements (405c funds).
In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 405(c), States may use these funds “to develop and implement effective programs that improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility of State safety data needed to identify priorities for Federal, State, and local highway and traffic safety programs; evaluate the effectiveness of such efforts; link State data systems, including traffic records and systems that contain medical, roadway, and economic data; improve the compatibility and interoperability of State data systems with national data systems and the data systems of other States; and enhance the agency's ability to observe and analyze national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and circumstances.” For more information about current grant opportunities, please visit the Grants page.
Additional grants are also available through the different federal agencies that serve on work closely with the Illinois TRCC to improve roadway safety in Illinois. Click on the links below to learn more about the different grants offered by the federal agencies: