Over $720,000 in highway safety grants announced for District 16

Posted By | October 7, 2019 12:54 pm

Van Buren County receives total of $10,000

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), announced last week that Senate District 16 has been awarded $726,528 in Highway Safety Grants to promote public safety on local roads and to curb drunk driving.  Bowling made the announcement after being informed by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

All seven counties in Senate District 16  – Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren Counties – are receiving grants.

“I am very pleased that so many law enforcement agencies in our Senate District, will receive these grants,” said Bowling.  “I’m especially pleased that these grants can be used to aid in our efforts to protect our citizens against drunk driving.”

The awards include:

  • $5,000 to Van Buren County to the Spencer Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $5,000 to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $24,924 to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $23,000 to Coffee County to the Manchester Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $185,700 to Coffee County to the Tennessee District Attorney General, 14th Judicial District for DUI Prosecution
  • $15,019 to Coffee County to the Tullahoma Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $5,000 to Franklin County to the Cowan Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $5,000 to Franklin County to the Decherd Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $5,000 to Franklin County to the Estill Springs Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $9,999 to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $29,998 to Franklin County to the University of the South for Distracted Driving
  • $5,000 to Franklin County to the Winchester Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $16,500 to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $5,000 to Grundy County to the Tracy City Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $5,000 to Marion County to the Jasper Police Department for High Visibility Enforcement
  • $20,000 to Marion County to the Kimball Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $20,000 to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $20,000 to Marion County to the South Pittsburg police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $10,000 to Sequatchie County to the Dunlap Police Department for Alcohol and Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • $10,000 to the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department
  • $20,088 to Warren County to the McMinnville Police Department for Police Traffic Services
  • $261,300 to Warren County to the Tennessee District Attorney General, 31st Judicial District for DUI Prosecution
  • $20,000 to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department for Police Traffic Services

The grant awards will be disbursed by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office The grants are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding who meet the required data-driven criteria and highway safety standard.  Grant applications must be in line with THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities.

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