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Maryland Announces More Than $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Funds Distributed to Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Advocates Statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced over $12.5 million in federal highway safety funds granted to more than 80 agencies and organizations across Maryland to help strengthen and expand the state’s efforts to save lives on Maryland roads. The funds will be distributed by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office to law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates throughout Maryland.

“The safety and security of Marylanders is our top priority and this vital funding will help strengthen our efforts to reduce traffic fatalities and save lives,” said Governor Hogan. “Dangerous, impaired, and distracted driving puts everyone at risk, and we will continue to do everything in our power to ensure safety on our roads.”

The federal grants will help fund the following traffic-safety efforts:

  • Preventing impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving
  • Increasing the use of seat belts
  • Increasing motorcyclist, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety efforts
  • Funding child passenger safety fitting stations
  • Funding traffic safety-related law enforcement operations
  • Improving Maryland’s traffic data systems

To help reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries across the state, Maryland is implementing a five-year plan known as the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)​. The plan brings together local, state, and federal partners and organizations such as the National Safety Council, AAA, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and numerous other corporate, non-profit, and public sector partners. The SHSP contains more than 30 separate strategies to reduce overall roadway fatalities by at least 50 percent in the next two decades. The Plan emphasizes solutions from the “Four Es” of highway safety – Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Medical Services.

“Our mission is to do everything in our power to eliminate traffic crashes,” said Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn. “Zero crashes, zero injuries and zero fatalities is our ultimate goal.”

The federal grant awards can only be used for traffic safety activities and are allocated based on crash data for each county and/or organization that applied for funding.  Funds can only be spent during Federal Fiscal Year 2017 ( class="aBn"October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017). A breakdown of the amounts granted to more than 80 partners across the state is as follows:


Agency Total Grant Amount
Aberdeen Police Department $7,000.00
Allegany County Sheriff’s Office $9,300.00
Annapolis Police Department $42,000.00
Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs $11,000.00
Anne Arundel County Department of Health $15,325.00
Anne Arundel County Police Department $94,000.00
Baltimore City Police Department $70,000.00
Baltimore County Department of Health $12,000.00
Baltimore County Police Department $319,914.00
Bel Air Police Department $7,000.00
Berlin Police Department $2,860.00
Bike Maryland, Inc. $82,280.00
Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse $5,720.00
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office $34,750.00
Cambridge Police Department $7,500.00
Caroline County Sheriff’s Office $20,000.00
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office $15,000.00
Cecil County Sheriff’s Office $14,000.00
Charles County Sheriff’s Office $64,750.00
Chesapeake Region Safety Council $277,530.00
Cheverly Police Department $7,400.00
Chevy Chase Village Police Department $2,000.00
City of Bowie Police Department $5,000.00
Cumberland Police Department $3,950.00
Easton Police Department $18,000.00
Elkton Police Department $14,000.00
Every 15 Minutes/Sykesville Freedom $4,200.00
Frederick Police Department $33,750.00
Frostburg State University Police $2,250.00
Gaithersburg Police Department $25,000.00
Greenbelt Police Department $37,500.00
Hagerstown Police Department $12,500.00
Hampstead Police Department $3,500.00
Harford County DUI Court $57,150.00
Harford County Sheriff’s Office $118,250.00
Havre de Grace Police Department $3,000.00
Howard County Police Department $74,500.00
Hyattsville Police Department $3,800.00
Kent County Sheriff’s Office $6,000.00
Laurel Police Department $21,000.00
Manchester Police Department $1,000.00
Maryland Chiefs of Police Association $142,230.00
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene $232,411.60
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems $62,545.50
Maryland Judiciary – Anne Arundel County DUI Court $70,875.00
Maryland Judiciary – Howard County DUI Court $56,070.00
Maryland Municipal League PEA $4,500.00
Maryland National Capital Park Police – Montgomery $5,500.00
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions $38,414.58
Maryland Sheriffs Association $39,660.00
Maryland State Police $3,188,751.60
Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association $349,069.20
Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department $101,950.00
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments $250,000.00
Montgomery County Police Department $235,000.00
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office $9,000.00
Mothers Against Drunk Driving $37,645.11
New Carrollton Police Department $2,000.00
Ocean City Police Department $38,525.00
Prince George’s County Police Department $230,725.00
Princess Anne Police Department $4,750.00
Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office $9,000.00
Riverdale Park Police Department $2,800.00
Rockville Police Department $21,000.00
Safe Kids Frederick County $21,285.00
Salisbury Police Department $23,715.00
Somerset County Sheriff’s Office $1,250.00
St. Mary’s County Circuit Court $43,505.00
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $37,475.00
Statewide Motorcycle Safety $28,534.40
Statewide Seatbelt Surveys $23,640.00
Statewide Teen Driver Safety Program $28,534.00
Statewide Traffic Safety Initiatives $3,847,709.00
Sykesville Police Department $3,500.00
Talbot County Sheriff’s Office $4,500.00
Taneytown Police Department $3,500.00
Town of La Plata Police $11,000.00
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System $599,472.69
University of Maryland at College Park Police Department $25,200.00
University Park Police Department $1,800.00
Washington College GIS Data Analysis $354,441.55
Washington County Sheriff’s Office $20,000.00
Washington Regional Alcohol Program $774,813.00
Westminister Police Department $7,750.00
Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office $7,910.00
Worcester County Health Department $2,000.00
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office $8,390.00
Total $12,578,026.23