Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Georgia Awarded TWO Grants by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is pleased to announce that the Georgia affiliate office has been awarded two grants by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety with federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The combined total of both grants is $250,142.26.
The first grant provides $144,440.04 to reduce the occurrence of drunk and drugged driving throughout Georgia by providing DUI prevention initiatives for law enforcement, including court monitoring. MADD will utilize resources to support GOHS campaigns such as Hands Across the Border, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Click It or Ticket, and law enforcement recognition events, including MADD Georgia’s Annual Golden Shield Honors.
The second grant of $105,702.22 provides much-needed funding to reduce the occurrence of drunk and drugged driving throughout Georgia by providing DUI prevention initiatives through education and community partnerships. MADD Georgia program staff will serve as lead team members on the state’s Impaired Driving Task Force. MADD Georgia will use the funds to continue to offer educational programs for prevention and awareness of impaired driving and underage drinking with its Power of Parents, Power of You(th), and the new Power of ME program.
“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and our partners continue to implement programs designed to save lives and promote safe driving behaviors,” Allen Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “We ask everyone to help our state and nation reach the attainable goal of zero traffic deaths by driving at safe speeds, always wearing a seat belt, keeping the focus on the road and not the phone, and never operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance that impairs your ability to drive.”
The grant period for this award is October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024.