HANNIBAL – The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering grant funding to local schools that hold student lock-in events for Project Prom or High School graduation. Eligibility requirements include a presentation or activity educating students on highway safety issues. Qualifying schools will receive $200 each to assist with event expenses such as location rental, food or entertainment.
“These supervised events are a way for students to safely enjoy their special event with friends,” stated Northeast District Traffic Engineer Jonathan Bruner. "Impaired or distracted driving can have devastating consequences, changing lives in a matter of seconds. We want these students to have positive and lasting memories of these important occasions, not tragedies."
The Northeast Coalition will be accepting grant applications now through Feb. 15, 2024. Interested schools and/or their sponsors can submit the online grant application by visiting Project Prom-Graduation Grant | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org). Funding is available for up to 20 local schools.
For additional information, contact Northeast Coalition Facilitator Gerri Jeffries at (573) 248-2502 or Northeast Coalition Representative Tina Lee at (573) 248-2517, or visit the Northeast Coalition’s website at: www.savemolives.com/mcrs/Northeast-Region.