City offers grants for traffic safety solutions

City officials are striving to improve traffic safety. (Brian Kapur/Current file photo)

The D.C. Department of Transportation has begun accepting grant applications for innovative transportation safety solutions, with a total of $500,000 to be awarded this fall.

The annual funding is part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative, an effort to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries to people walking, biking and driving in the District by the year 2024. The grants are available for local nonprofits and District government agencies, according to a release.

Proposals are due by Sept. 1, and winners will be notified in October. The transportation agency’s request for proposals, with full details for applicants, is available in PDF form at