PLEASE NOTE: Your application to participate in this course and the pre-requisite documents must be submitted by 12 noon on March 16, 2023 to David Maruca at

This hands-on course will provide Project Managers and Grant Writers the tools necessary to extract data related to crash prone areas, develop and submit a grant to the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, implement proven countermeasures and strategies to proactively address traffic safety issue(s), and measure the impact of their intervention(s). This course will take you step-by-step on how to utilize the Crash Analysis Tool (CAT) in a computer lab or webinar by first developing queries for your specific town that identify crash prone locations. Those queries will be saved and exported to form the justification for your DHTS grant proposal.

Agencies will receive grant writing training and develop a grant proposal and budget related to their data points utilizing the DHTS Sage System with support from experienced grantees and grantors. This will be followed by receiving approval from command staff and business/financial administrators to submit the grant to DHTS for consideration. NHTSA’s proven countermeasures will be discussed, and other traffic safety organizations will provide presentations to assist the attendees in selecting the proper strategies to implement. At the conclusion on the grant, an after-action presentation will be delivered by grantees outlining their program’s challenges and successes. This course is free and opened to Municipal, County, and State Agencies as well as Non-Profits statewide, but agencies must meet all the prerequisites to include completing the attached questionnaire and submitting a letter of support for acceptance. Please see the attachments in the online course description for additional information.


PREREQUISITES: In order to be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Be a statewide qualifying Non-Profit, Municipal, County or State Agency in the State of New Jersey with a Traffic Safety related issue
  • Complete the attached Questionnaire and provide a Letter of Support from Command Staff or Agency Administration
    • Email to:
  • Be registered with Blue Sage and have a Blue Sage username and password
  • Have a username and password for the Crash Analysis Tool
  • Receive approval from Rutgers CAIT to attend the course emphasis given to the crash prone venues

To receive a DDCFTS certificate of completion, you shall:

  • Attend all three days of the course not missing more than two and a half hours in total
  • Be a current SAGE grantee or minimally be registered with Blue Sage and have access. Links are below:
  • Have a username and password for the Crash Analysis Tool (Email Joseph Weiss –
  • Have a Traffic Safety issue that you want addressed through countermeasures
  • Have authorization from your agency to write grants and/or be the project manager
  • Prepare and submit a grant proposal in the DHTS Sage E-Grants system
  • Grant approved by DHTS
  • Implement the terms of your grant between October 1st of the current calendar year and September 30th of the following year.
  • Prepare and deliver a 10-20 minute presentation at the conclusion of your grant focused on the successes and challenges of your grant implementation and countermeasures