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Organizations invited to apply for DMV safety grants

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting applications next month for highway safety grants.

Grants allow law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and colleges and universities to implement innovative programs and campaigns aimed at preventing and reducing traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes in Virginia, a release stated.

Interested applicants may apply Feb. 1-28 and are required to complete a grant application training course. To receive information about the course, view guidelines for grant applications, and gain access to the application, contact the DMV program manager assigned to the area of Virginia where the applicant is located. Visit for a list of managers by area.

Highway Safety Grant-funded programs strive to increase seat belt use; decrease speeding; prevent drunk, drugged, drowsy or distracted driving; or promote motorcycle, pedestr...

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