The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new federal grant opportunity worth a total of $350M for the modernization of state & territory crash systems. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) includes new details about eligible uses, how states may apply for the grant, and NHTSA evaluation criteria.
This grant – which is separate from traditional 405c funding – is intended to encourage states to upgrade and standardize their electronic crash data systems, and increase the accuracy, timeliness, and accessibility of crash data. Through this grant NHTSA wants to “create a system that will more rapidly and comprehensively identify recent changes, expand the number of insights derived from the data, and better enable analysis to inform policy and decision making” (Source document: NHTSA NOFO #693JJ924R000025).
Accelare is well versed with the NHTSA NOFO and can assist states and territories apply for the grant at no charge. Accelare and ServiceNow have also already developed and implemented a Crash Platform as a Service (CPaaS) offering for states. This technology solution meets the grant requirements and the implementation costs can be funded by the new grant.
Based on our review of the NOFO and conversations with NTSHA, we are confident a state project plan that incorporates our crash offering will score well in the application process.
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