Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Grants provide equipment, training, and enforcement resources for local communities
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $10.9 million in federal grant funding to improve road safety across the Commonwealth. 186 municipal and state agencies completed a competitive grant process by submitting plans for improved traffic safety training, equipment, and enforcement. Together, these efforts align with Massachusetts’ Annual Highway Safety Plan that describes the state’s safety trends and guides improvements for the year ahead.
“From the time we took office, our administration has prioritized the safety of all residents and visitors who share the use of the Commonwealth’s roads,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through investments like the ones we are announcing today, we are continuing to work with local partners to strengthen safety for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and communities.”
Since taking office in 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has distributed approximately $70 million in highway safety grants.
“Safe roadways are achieved through strong federal, state, and local partnerships. These grants support our shared goal of reinforcing good driving behavior, deterring impaired and distracted driving, enhancing law enforcement training, and identifying data-driven solutions,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy.Local organizations in the 1st Essex and Middlesex Senate District receiving awards are listed below:
- Georgetown $20,000
- Gloucester $35,000
- Groveland $5,760
- Hamilton $9,880
- Ipswich $30,000
- Rockport $4,495
- Wilmington $34,982