Applications Open for OLI Rail Safety Education Grants


Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, has announced that the application period is open for its competitive Rail Transit Safety Education Grants. The grants offer a total of $190,000 in funding for public transit agencies and government entities that provide transit service to conduct rail safety education and public awareness initiatives.

“These Rail Transit Safety Education Grants empower transit agencies nationwide to promote rail safety education in their communities,” said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh. “I urge all transit agencies to consider applying. We are grateful to the Federal Transit Administration for the agency’s continuing support that helps make these grants, as well as our ongoing rail safety education and outreach efforts, possible.”

Grant amounts are capped at $20,000 and require non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of project costs. OLI must approve all materials created as part of the grant and all grants must be coordinated with state Operation Lifesaver programs. Contact information for State Coordinators throughout the U.S. is available here.

The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 1. Grant awards will be announced by Oct. 15. Information on how to apply for grants can be found here.

  • First-time Common Grant Application users can submit applications here.
  • Returning Common Grant Application users can submit applications here.

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