Grants Available to Design and Implement Programs:
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Montana Family Career and Community Leaders of America have partnered for a fourth year to promote traffic safety projects. Grants will be awarded to chapters who plan and carry out projects that help their peers make good decisions to reduce the number of deaths on Montana’s roads.
Three Funding Sources
Ford Grant Funds: sponsored by by Ford Driving Skills for Life – up to 10 Chapters may receive $750. All traffic safety project proposals are eligible.
Drowsy Driving Grant Funds: sponsored by National Road Safety Foundation – up to 10 Chapters may receive $750. Traffic safety project proposals must include the topic of drowsy driving.
MDT Contract Funds: sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – chapters may receive up to $1000 for curriculum.
Carefully read the following Grant Application to understand the requirements of each funding source.
Amount: Up to $2500
Application due: October 22Learn More & Apply Here
Any chapter who completed traffic safety programming in their community is encouraged to submit an activities report to be eligible for a cash award. Chapters do not have to have submitted a grant application to be eligible.
- $2500 – 1st place chapter Ford Grant Projects and Drowsy Driving Grant Projects
- $1500 – 2nd place chapter Ford Grant Projects and Drowsy Driving Grant Projects
- $1000 – 3rd place chapter Ford Grant Projects and Drowsy Driving Grant Projects
Awards will be announced March 21, 2018 during the State Leadership Conference. Award money can be spent at the discretion of the chapter to support chapter programming.
Activities report due: March 1Learn More & Submit Report Here
Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) is a national FCCLA peer education program through which students strive to save lives through personal, vehicle, and road safety. Through this program, young people plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers make informed, responsible decisions about traffic safety.