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2018 Jackson Traffic Safety Program Grant Application

Please see the buttons below for how to apply for the grant and the grant application form.  Grant applications must promote traffic safety goals as follows:

  • Increase Occupant Protection
  • Reduce Incidents of Impaired and Distracted Driving
  • Reduce Traffic Crashes
  • Provide Traffic Safety Education/Training Programs
  • Promote/Encourage Cooperative Effort

If you have any questions about this grant process please contact Susan Richardson at (517) 768-6705 or at

Applications are due March 30, 2018.

The mission of the JTSP is to reduce the impacts of traffic accidents (e.g., financial costs, emotional suffering, personal injury, and loss of life) on county residents by coordinating and funding traffic safety projects.  The Jackson Traffic Safety Commission —a group of citizens and law enforcement, education, engineering, and governmental officials— brings together innovators to design, implement and fine-tune traffic safety projects so that Jackson County communities are safer places in which to live, work, and play.  Proposals are judged upon the following goals:

  • Increase occupant protection
  • Reduce incidents of impaired and distracted driving
  • Reduce traffic crashes
  • Provide traffic safety education and training programs
  • Promote and encourage cooperative efforts among all agencies
  • Support continuation of program funding

Recent JTSP Funded Projects

Recent projects funded by the Jackson Traffic Safety Program include:

  • Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)  –  Jackson City Police Dept.
  • Jackson Unified Mobile Patrol (JUMP)  – Jackson Post, Michigan State Police
  • K-12 Model Traffic Safety Curriculum (includes Safetyville) – Jackson County Intermediate School District
  • Non- Motorized Transportation Safety Initiative – Fitness Council of Jackson
  • Blackman Twp. Traffic Safety Program – Blackman Twp. Dept. of Public Safety
  • Safe Communities – Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
  • Car Seat Program – Jackson County Health Department

Application Process

The maximum grant is $10,000 and a local match is required.  For law enforcement agencies, the match is 15% of the total cost of the project.  Non-law enforcement agencies are required to provide a 35% match.

  • Applications.  Grant applications must promote the traffic safety goals stated in this brochure in order to be successful.  Proposed projects may include, but are not limited to, seat belt enforcement, impaired driving patrols, and educational programs.  Application forms can be obtained by contacting the R2PC office.
  • Eligible agencies include:
    • Law Enforcement
    • Schools
    • Health Departments
    • Governmental Agencies
    • Non-Profit Associations
  • Deadlines.  Applications are due by June 30th for projects proposed for funding in the next fiscal year (i.e., October 1st through September 30th).  The application and instructions are available for download:
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