Funding for annual grants is from a federal program, known as the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program (or, more commonly, “Section 402”), and the National Priority Safety Program (“Section 405”).
The purpose of “Section 402” grants is to provide funding which improves driver behavior that will result in the reduction of death and serious injury on all roadways in Washington State. By law, at least 40 percent of “Section 402” funding must be spent at the local level.
“Section 405” grants are used to address selected national priorities for reducing highway deaths and injuries.
“Section 402” Grants can be spent for programs to: