Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Murfreesboro) said that he has been informed that seven agencies in District 16, which he represents, will receive Highway Safety Grants.
The grants will be awarded to promote public safety on Tennessee roads.
"I am very pleased that so many agencies in our Senate District will receive these grants," said Tracy, who is the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. "These funds should help us in our efforts to make our roads safer.”
The awards, which will be disbursed by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, are provided to agencies that successfully applied for funding based on problem and statistical need.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the funding for the grants.
Applications were reviewed and scored by the Highway Safety Office and external highway safety advocates. The agencies that met the criteria for funding received awards.
The District 16 awards are:
Bedford County EMS Rapid Response To Rural Highway Crash Victims, $14,950
Bedford County Sheriff's Office Alcohol Saturation Patrols / Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints, $40,310
Bell Buckle Police Department High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns, $5,000
Tennessee District Attorney General 17th Judicial District DUI Prosecutor Grant, $163,863
La Vergne Police Department Traffic Law Enforcement Program, $40,000
Rutherford County Drug Court and DUI Court programs, $65,001
Smyrna Police Department Saving People On the Roads of Tennessee Network Coordinator, $19,999