Grantee quarterly update

2018 Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety | Donald Driver Shows Up for CIOT Efforts | How to be Eligible for Mobilization Drawings | 2018 Traffic Safety Grant Training  | ​Crash Database Update | Dates You Need to Know – Grant Year Timeline

Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety

Join us for the 44th Annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety! This year’s featured speakers and workshops make it a conference you don’t want to miss. The conference will be held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva on August 21-23, 2018. Our keynote speaker, Tara Leystra Ackerman, State Government Affairs Manager with the National Safety Council, will open the conference with a presentation entitled “No 1 Gets Hurt”. Thursday’s breakfast presentation will feature Kent Williams, former Police Chief, FBI Academy graduate, and law enforcement powerhouse, who will discuss how to empower traffic safety professionals to effectively impact their communities.

We are currently accepting registrations and encourage you to visit the registration page to save your seat. Act fast to get in before registration fees increase!

Donald Driver continues CIOT efforts

To kick-off this year’s Click It or Ticket (CIOT) mobilization, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross and Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver Donald Driver attended a May 4th media event at Milwaukee's Children’s Hospital.

The picture on the right shows Bureau of Transportation Safety Director David Pabst, Donald Driver, Secretary Ross and Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch.

In the photo on the lower right Donald Driver is joined by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students and staff from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

When Driver first joined the CIOT campaign in 2009, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate was 74 percent. Today, it’s nearly 90 percent. Still, the 10 percent of motorists who fail to buckle-up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year.

How to be eligible for mobilization drawings

Upcoming National Mobilizations

  • August 17- September 3, 2018 (Drive Sober-Labor Day)
  • December 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019 (Drive Sober - Winter)
  • May 20 – June 2, 2019 (Click It or Ticket National Mobilization)
  • August 16 – September 2, 2019 (Drive Sober – Labor Day)

All agencies are encouraged to participate and submit your enforcement activity, even if you are part of a Task Force Grant. Mobilization Activity reports are available and must be activated by agreeing to the terms of the report. The reports are available about a month before the mobilization and are located under the “View Available Opportunities” button on the home screen of WISE-Grant.

By participating in the enforcement activities and submitting the required information, your agency will be included in the equipment drawing for the mobilization. Being selected at one drawing does not exclude you from the next drawing.

Mandatory 2018 Traffic Safety Grant Training

All agencies receiving a grant from the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety are required to attend an upcoming Traffic Safety Grant Training. There will not be a training session offered at the Governor's Conference on Highway Safety this year. Please register for one of these sessions. Staff listed as “Project Coordinator” in Wise Grants are strongly encouraged to attend; however, each agency must send at least one representative to complete this requirement.

Chippewa Valley Technical College, 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Green Bay WisDOT Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay - Monday, July 23, 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Milwaukee County Sherriff’s Office, 9225 South 68th St, Franklin - Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dane County Sheriff’s Training Center, 5184 WIS-19, Waunakee - Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dane County Sheriff’s Training Center, 5184 WIS-19, Waunakee - Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

**Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation should contact WisDOT’s Jacqueline Kamin at as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before the scheduled event.

Crash Database update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is requesting law enforcement agencies to stop issuing MV4002 paper Driver Report of Crash forms and update their website to reflect the change in reporting. The online application, instructional information and printable cards for agencies to distribute are available on the website or at Law enforcement agencies should also direct the public to the Wisconsin Interactive Network (WIN) website to purchase a crash report using the DOT document number, not their agency case number. Also, there is a driver exchange document generated in TraCS that provides each party with information that should be used in lieu of handwritten documentation.

Dates you need to know – Grant year timeline

In the final quarter of the federal fiscal grant year, we are gearing up for the new grant year! Below are upcoming activities and deadlines pertaining to the transition. As a reminder, grantees must not begin deployments or reimbursable purchases until the grant is listed as “Active,” and the agency has completed mandatory grant training (see dates below).

June 30: Click it or Ticket mobilization activity report was due

Mid-July: Impairment and Occupant Protection enforcement grants for 2019 will be published

August 1: All remaining year-long 2019 grants will be published by this date

September 1: Agencies wishing to have their 2019 grants active by

September 30: Last day of the 2018 federal fiscal year. All equipment purchases for current grant year must be purchased by midnight

October 1: Submit a completed grant application by this date