State grants available for bicycle safety programs

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety offers annual grants for Pedestrian and Bicycle safety programs. For more information on applying for the GOHS Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs, visit http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/grants/2017-rfp/

Work your way through all the headings under the “Grant” tab:

  • Grantee Information
  • Application Process
  • Become a Partner
  • Best Practices
  • Georgia Highway Safety Plan

Applicants are required to attend a mandatory training for Potential Grantees. The RFP for the program, training, and proposal deadline is early Spring. For updates, keep an eye on GOHS’s website, http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/grants/2017-rfp/

Here is an outline of the key areas that are included in the application. As you begin to make considerations about the various aspects of your program and offerings, consider only numerically measurable objectives and activities as anecdotal assessments are not eligible.

  • Identify the problem you plan to address in clear, concise, and descriptive fashion.
  • Identify community resources and provide an assessment of their impact and effectiveness.
  • Identify the Objective- what you plan to do), Activit(ies)- steps to accomplish each objective, and Evaluation- comprehensive evaluation of each activity.
  • Describe your Media Plan for announcing your receipt of the award and throughout the project period.
  • Provide a list of the resources required to accomplish the objectives of your project. Include personnel, equipment, supplies, training, public information education materials, etc. Describe how resources will be used and who will use them.
  • Provide a roadmap of how your program will become self-sufficient.
  • Develop a budget that will cover program costs.
  • Develop a Milestone Chart of monthly activities to accomplish project Objectives and Activities that will be evaluated.

GOHS acknowledges that each applicant is unique and will address a variety of safety issues and concerns. As a result there is not one way to conduct programs or one methodology. However they dedicated part of their website to provide guidance so that applicants do not “reinvent the wheel” but can take note of successful practices.

If you have specific questions as you begin to think through your program and application, contact Jessica Driver, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner at GOHS with your inquiry:, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..