The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are excited to invite State Highway Safety Offices to apply for grants that will enhance, and expand, drug-impaired driving training efforts for law enforcement. These grants, of up to $20,000 per state, will be administered by GHSA.
Earlier this year, with support from Responsibility.org, GHSA published Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do, a comprehensive report to help states address this complex highway safety issue. One key recommendation in the report is equipping law enforcement officers with the skills to detect and respond to drug-impaired drivers through specialized training programs.
Examples of programs that advance drug-impaired driving training for law enforcement include, but are not limited to:
- Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training
- Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training
- Impaired driving case preparation and court testimony for law enforcement officers
- Driving Under the Influence of Drug (DUID) program for law enforcement at state lifesavers conferences
Funding proposals are due January 29, 2016. All states and territories are encouraged to apply for this exciting grant opportunity. Applicants are also encouraged to utilize grant funds to enhance current state efforts and funding. You need not apply for the full $20,000. For example, you could apply for funding to pay for part of an event or to provide scholarships to law enforcement officers. All funded activities must be concluded on or before December 31, 2016.