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DDOT Announces FY 2018 Vision Zero Grant Funding Availability

Friday, July 14, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts
Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin accepting applications for $500,000 in annual funding for Vision Zero grants Friday, July 14, 2017. 

The grants are designed to promote innovative approaches to transportation safety as a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries to people walking, biking, and driving within our transportation system by the year 2024.

Vision Zero grants have been awarded to local nonprofit organizations and District Government agencies to support nontraditional partners in building a safe transportation system. The District’s Vision Zero grants aim to achieve action plan strategies by funding innovative new programs and pilot projects.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Notice of Funding Availability is available here. The Request for Applications is available at DDOT's website and can be obtained by contacting Jonathan M. Rogers at [email protected].

Grant Award Schedule

  • Grant Application Open: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Proposals Due: Friday, September 1, 2017, no later than 5:30 PM EDT
  • Notification of Grant Awards: October 2017

Each fiscal year, the District reserves a portion of revenue generated from Automated Traffic Enforcement that is dedicated to the Vision Zero grant program. Grant funding is available to local non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations and District Government agencies to help advance Vision Zero strategies.

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