STEP Grants What Are They And Who Can Apply

Arkansas Highway Safety Office STEP Grants--What are they and who can apply for them? The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), available to law enforcement agencies, is designed to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. The STEP focuses on increased enforcement of all traffic safety laws with an emphasis on occupant protection, impaired driving, speeding and distracted driving. Increased or stepped-up enforcement, coupled with highly visible publicity, are the key components to the success of the program. Highly Visible Enforcement (HVE) is a universal traffic safety approach to create deterrence and the social norming that changes unlawful traffic behaviors. It alerts the public to the increased enforcement and ensures the public see the high level of enforcement activity.

The Arkansas Highway Safety Office provides two types of STEP grants:

  • Sustained STEP Grant
  • Mini STEP Grant

The Sustained STEP Grant ensures consistent statewide law enforcement during the year.

A Mini STEP Grant is for short-term mobilizations targeting specific high-traffic holiday periods such as Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Join the STEP team and be agents of change in convincing drivers and all road users to make safer decisions.

TRAFFIC SAFETY IS PUBLIC SAFETY

Learn More About AHSO STEP Grants, click here.