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DUI Enforcement Grant
The purpose of these grants funds are to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce traffic safety problems resulting from individuals driving motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. The funds for this grant program provide support for police officer overtime and purchase of equipment necessary to conduct sobriety checkpoints, other DUI enforcement activities, and relevant training. Grants are funded on the federal fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). These are reimbursement based grants.
Specific, Accountable, Focused, and Efficient Grant Programs
The purpose of these grant funds are to adopt and administer community traffic safety projects in areas that have been identified as encompassing a major highway safety problem which is of national concern, and for which effective countermeasures have been identified. These areas currently include occupant protection, DUI, aggressive driving, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle safety, younger driver, older driver, and heavy trucks. Grants are funded on the federal fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). These are reimbursement based grants.
Aggressive Driving Enforcement Grants
The funds for this grant program provide support for enforcement programs to reduce the incidence of aggressive driving. These grants provide funding for police officer overtime, necessary training, the purchase of equipment required to conduct aggressive driving enforcement, and to develop and implement PI&E campaigns to publicize the special enforcement efforts. Grants are funded on the federal fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). These are reimbursement based grants.
DUI Court Grants
These grant dollars provided funding for the development and facilitation of a DUI court system as an effort to reduce impaired driving, as a more effective means of reducing DUI recidivism. The DUI court participant offenders typically have multiple DUI convictions with high blood alcohol levels. These funds are typically utilized for judicial training in the area of DUI courts, establishment of new probation officers whom monitor DUI court participants, and equipment necessary to operate a DUI court. Grants are funded on the federal fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). These are reimbursement based grants. It should be noted that these are seed funds. Successful grantees are required to show a soft match percentage of 25/75, 50/50, and 75/25 in the first, second, and third year of funding.

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