TENNESSEE - Today, November 6, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announces $22 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2018-2019 Federal Fiscal Year.
The Woodbury Police Dept. and the Cannon County Sheriff's Dept. each received $10,000 grants for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement while the Cannon County Rescue Squad received a $10,000 grant for Emergency Medical Services.
Additionally, the Tennessee District Attorney General, 16th Judicial District, which serves both Cannon and Rutherford Counties, received a $202,900 grant for DUI Prosecution.
Over 350 federal grants exceeding $19 million have been awarded to law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners across Tennessee. Approximately $3 million in media grant funds will be allocated for highway safety education and public awareness campaigns.
"Every year, traffic safety advocates, non-profit organizations, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, District Attorneys' offices, and other state agencies across Tennessee seek funding through grant applications offered by the THSO," said THSO Director Vic Donoho. "Applicants who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standards are awarded grant funds to support the THSO's mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities."