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  • State, county, city and tribal law enforcement agencies qualify for law enforcement equipment grants.
  • Public, private and tribal schools within the state of Washington also qualify for school zone crossing guard equipment grants.

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We fund equipment for law enforcement agencies that are currently active in school zone enforcement. Some typical requests are radars, LIDARS, and rain gear. We also fund school zone crossing guard equipment to elementary and middle schools.

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A request for law enforcement funding can be submitted at any time. A request for school zone crossing guard funding can be submitted once per school per school year. Deadlines for the school zone flashing lights grants change depending on when the most recent notice has been posted.

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Submit your equipment request via email to schoolzone@washtraffic.fluidnrgclients.com and include the following:

  • List the equipment you want to purchase, and costs.
  • Describe how this equipment will support your school zone enforcement efforts.
  • If you are requesting law enforcement equipment, please include a log of school zone infractions issued within the last 12 months to warrant planned expenditures.

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The school zone grants are state funds so there is no CFDA number attached. The funds are from the State School Zone Safety Account as created under RCW 46.61.440.

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The Statewide Vendor (SWV) number is assigned by the state for those vendors doing business WITH the state.

From the Office of Financial Management (OFM – a state agency) website:

In order to receive payment for services or products provided to a state agency, you must register with the Statewide Payee Desk. When you register you may choose to have your payments directly deposited to your bank or mailed to you as a check.

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Call the Office of Financial Management (OFM – a state agency) at 360-407-8180. Have your FED ID # handy.

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NO. Your Federal ID number is in the form of 91-#######. Your Statewide Vendor (SWV) number is issued by Office of Financial Management (OFM – a state agency) and is in the form of SWV#######-##.

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NO. Your Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number is in the form of ###-###-### and issued by Department of Revenue to identify vendors/persons engaging in business activities. Your Statewide Vendor (SWV) number is issued by Office of Financial Management (OFM – a state agency) and is in the form of SWV#######-##.

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WTSC does not recommend or endorse any vendors for school zone flashing beacons.

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Email schoolzone@wtsc.wa.gov to obtain the proper A19 reimbursement form specific to YOUR grant. For school zone grants, there are specific codes on the A19 reimbursement form.

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Your reimbursement check will be sent to the address directly connected with your State Vendor Number. If the Statewide Vendor (SWV) Number is connected to the school district, call your school district to locate your reimbursement check.

If you still cannot locate your reimbursement check, please contact schoolzone@wtsc.wa.gov

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If you want to purchase items that are in addition to your grant approval, send your request to schoolzone@wtsc.wa.gov listing the equipment you want to purchase, the cost and how it relates to School Zone Safety BEFORE you purchase the equipment and send in your reimbursement request. If you send in the reimbursement request prior to obtaining approval for the additional equipment, you may not be approved for the reimbursement of the additional equipment.

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Send an email to schoolzone@wtsc.wa.gov with the following information:

  • Your agency name and city (full address is not necessary)
  • Your Grant approval code: You will find this on your approval letter at the bottom right corner starting with either SZ# or LE#
  • Explanation for your extension request
  • How much time are you requesting

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