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$17.1 Million in Federal Highway Safety Funds Awarded

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384 agencies received $17.1 million in federal grant funding to support Tennessee highway safety efforts and education from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security for the 2016-2017 Federal Fiscal Year.

Every year, traffic safety advocates, non-profit organizations, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, District Attorneys’ offices, and other state agencies across Tennessee seek funding through grant applications offered by THSO. Applicants who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards are awarded grant funds to support THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. Grant funding provides essential highway safety training and equipment for law enforcement agencies, sophisticated crash data collection analysis technology, specialized DUI prosecutors, resources for emergency response personnel, and educational tools to help improve driver behavior.

Agencies in the Tennessee Valley that will received funding are highlighted it the attached document. 

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