Division of Highway Traffic Safety

HTS Grants

HTS Grants


The NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety offers, on an annual basis, federal grant funding to agencies that wish to undertake programs designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities on the roads of New Jersey. Municipal, county, state government and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations, are encouraged to apply for NJDHTS grant funding to address specific, local traffic safety issues.


Note: Grant funding will only be awarded to programs that are in line with federal and state traffic safety priorities. Note: Qualifying nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive funding for certain non-enforcement programs approved by the Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Grant applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 commencing on October 1, 2022 will be accepted until April 30, 2022.

The Division awards full-year traffic safety grants according to the federal fiscal calendar (October 1-September 30). Grants of a shorter timeframe are also awarded to support statewide enforcement mobilizations (for example: Click It or TicketDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over and U Drive. U Text. U Pay)

Note: The deadline to submit a grant application for FY2023 (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023) is April 30, 2022.

The following document contains detailed information regarding DHTS grant funding, priority program areas, and instructions for applying for a grant.

All potential DHTS grantees are required to review this manual: NJDHTS HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT GRANT MANUAL

Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund (DDEF)

Under New Jersey State Statute 39:4-50.8, police departments are entitled to $95 of the $100 surcharge resulting from a drunk driving conviction in their community. At least 50% of the grant must be used for overtime patrols, checkpoints, or court proceedings related to drunk driving enforcement. The remainder of the grant can be used to purchase equipment, provide training and other tasks related to drunk driving enforcement. These purchases must receive prior approval from the Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

The DDEF program has undergone significant changes for SFY2022.  Please read the documentation below carefully.  DHTS will not review incomplete applications or applications missing the required supporting documentation.

DDEF grant applications for SFY2022 will be accepted between December 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022 ONLY.  Funded activities and purchases must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Available funding amounts will no longer be posted here, but can be obtained by emailing hts.ddef@njoag.gov.

Below are important links for applying for DDEF funding.

(NEW) DDEF Application (pdf)
(NEW) DDEF Program Requirements and Application Instructions (pdf) Rev. 7/22
(NEW) DDEF Local Budget Spend-Down Plan for “At-Risk” Agencies worksheet (xls)

Motor Vehicle Snow and Ice Removal Safety Fund

The Motor Vehicle Snow and Ice Removal Safety Fund is a separate, non-lapsing, dedicated account. All fines imposed and collected as a result of enforcement of N.J.S.A. 39:4-77.1 shall be deposited into the Fund. Monies in the account are used to develop a grant program that private companies can use to purchase, install, and maintain equipment and technology to remove snow and ice from commercial motor vehicles.
Snow and Ice Removal Equipment Grant Application
Snow and Ice Removal Equipment Current Locations

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