Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) Grant Program
Grant Status Closed
Launched in 2019, the SAVE program was created by ICJI to provide safe transportation routes for students going to and from school in Indiana. Grants are awarded to law enforcement agencies to conduct high visibility patrols targeting stop arm violations, speeding and reckless driving around school buses and school zones when children are present. Follow-up investigations utilizing on-board dash camera footage from school buses or other reported violations are also eligible activity and encouraged to deter stop arm violations.
The FY23 program will include two operational periods from April 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023 August 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023. Working hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday on days when school is in session. Agencies are encouraged to work with local bus drivers and school transportation officials on patrol routes and strategies.
The SAVE program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As designated by the federal granting agency and ICJI, SAVE funds may be used for traffic safety initiatives:
- Decrease crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
- Decrease impaired driving crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
- Increase compliance with school bus stop arm laws.
- Increase compliance with seat belt laws.
- Increase compliance with child passenger safety laws.
- Increase compliance with impaired driving laws.
- Increase compliance with distracted driving laws.
- Increase compliance with speeding laws.
All law enforcement agencies in the State of Indiana with paid officers (full-time and part-time) are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a need for increased enforcement in their community and the willingness to commit to traffic safety priorities. If selected, must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal
Please note: All applicant agencies currently receiving funding from ICJI must be current on all reports related to such funding. Delinquent reports may disqualify an applicant agency from consideration for funding through any grant program through ICJI.
The award period for the 2023 SAVE grant shall be April 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023.
Projects should begin on April 1, 2023 and must be in operation no later than 30 days after April 1, 2023. Failure to have the funded project operational within the time allotted may result in the cancellation of the grant and de-obligation of awarded funds. Projects must conclude no later than August 31, 2023. Funding obligations must be made prior to August 31, 2023, and the Final Financial Report submitted via IntelliGrants within 30 days from August 31, 2023 (grant end date).
All program activity must be completed by the end of the approved award period.
Enforcement activities include:
- Traffic patrols using marked and/or unmarked patrol vehicles.
- Investigating stop arm violation complaints from video or submitted report forms.
- Use of team patrols for ride along on buses as a spotter, or a plain clothes spotter vehicle and an enforcement vehicle.
Administrative activities Include:
- Public Information and Education (PI&E).
*Example: Meeting with bus drivers regarding the program and the department(s) involvement.
- Completion of paperwork and reporting.
- Administrative costs are limited to 10% of the total funds expended for the project.
SAVE subgrantees are required to submit quarterly programmatic reports via IntelliGrants and the OPO Database.
REPORTING DUE DATES
- Period One: Due July 31, 2023
Period of Work: April, May, June
- Period Two: Due September 30, 2023
Period of Work: July, August
SAVE Patrols should be listed under “Other Patrols” within the OPO Database.
PROGRAM REPORT REQUIRED ELEMENTS
- Pre post media.
- Program Totals report from OPO Database.
Additional quarterly performance measures, narrative reports, and financial reports should be submitted as directed in IntelliGrants. To validate requests for reimbursement, supporting documents must be included for the reported expenses, to demonstrate “proof of payment” and the details of the expense.
FISCAL REPORT REQUIRED ELEMENTS
- Officer Activity Sheets (officer signature and second approving signature).
Bus Number and Route Times must be listed on each OAS in the Significant Events Box.
- Employee paystubs.
- Sheriff/Chief letter.
- Personnel Details Report from OPO Database.
- Admin log (if applicable).
*Note: Coordinators for admin time must complete ADMIN time on an ADMIN Log and receive a second approving signature to be accepted for payment.
All grant awards will be monitored by a program manager and/or Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) using a combination of desk reviews and site visits. Additionally, the program manager will review all submitted reports for timeliness and accuracy. Delinquencies and report contents will be addressed as needed.
ICJI staff will conduct an initial screening of the proposal to check for completeness of the application, as well as a risk assessment for all applicants. Funding awards will be determined based on several factors including: school district size, fleet size or number of school buses in use, and the funding requested/spent over the last two years. Eligible applications will be recommended for funding and presented to the Traffic Safety Division Director and ICJI Executive Director for consideration.
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered for review.
- SAVE results
FY2021 SAVE results
Citations Total FY2021 Stop Arm Violations 288 Seat Belt 96 Child Restraint 6 Misdemeanor DUI 2 Felony DUI 1 Automatic Signal Violation 30 Suspended License 126 Speed 470 Criminal Misdemeanor 9 Criminal Felony 2 All Others 423 Total Citations 1453 Warnings Issued 1166
FY2020 SAVE results
Citations Total FY2020 Stop Arm Violations 201 Seat Belt 94 Child Restraint 6 Misdemeanor DUI 2 Felony DUI 1 Automatic Signal Violation 38 Suspended License 112 Speed 852 Criminal Misdemeanor 11 Criminal Felony 4 All Others 380 Total Citations 1,701 Warnings Issued 1,553
County Department Award Amount Allen Allen County Sheriff's Department $24,000 Blackford Blackford County Sheriffs Office $3,000 Boone Boone County Sheriff's Office $30,000 Brown Brown County Sheriff's Department $12,000 Clark Sellersburg Police Department $12,000 Dearborn Lawrenceburg Police Department $10,000 Decatur Decatur County Sheriff Office $5,000 Dubois Ferdinand Police Department $2,200 Elkhart Elkhart County Sheriff $10,000 Fulton Fulton County Sheriff's Department $2,400 Grant Grant County Sheriff's Dept. $10,000 Hancock Hancock County Sheriff's Department $4,000 Hendricks Brownsburg Police Department $33,000 Howard Kokomo Police Department $9,000 Jefferson Jefferson County Sheriff's Department $6,000 Kosciusko Winona Lake Police Department $12,000 La Porte LaPorte Police Department $12,000 La Porte Michigan City Police Department $6,000 Lake Hammond Police Department $30,000 Lake Hobart Police Department $90,000 Lake Merrillville Police Department $8,000 Marion Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department $80,000 Martin Martin County Sheriff's Department $2,500 Miami Peru Police Department $4,400 Multiple (DeKalb, Lagrange, Steuben) Angola City Police Department $3,300 Orange Paoli Police Department $1,800 Perry Cannelton Police Department $2,200 Perry Perry County Sheriff's Office $7,000 Porter Hebron Police Department $12,000 Shelby Shelby County Sheriff's Department $9,000 Tippecanoe Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office $13,500 Wabash North Manchester Police Department $6,000 Warrick Newburgh Police Department $2,500
- Past RFPs
For assistance regarding the SAVE grant program, please contact your regional Law Enforcement Liaison.Law Enforcement Liaisons