Dori Slosberg Driving Safety Mini-Grant Program

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Dori Saves Lives logo www.dorisaveslives.orgSt. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
2019-20 MINI-GRANT

Grant application deadline: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is now accepting applications from all public and non-public schools for the 2019-2020 Dori Slosberg Driving Safety Mini-Grant Program.

Click here for application and additional information or visit the Office of Management & Budget at 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982 or call 772-462-1670.

On June 18, 2002, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) enacted Ordinance 02-17 providing for the creation of a Driver Education Safety Trust Fund based on the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, Florida Statutes 318.1215. The funding is designed to assist driver education safety programs in public and non-public schools in the County. Funds can be used for direct education expenses and not for administration. St. Lucie BOCC decided to distribute the funds through a competitive mini-grants process. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the success of the program. Final approval will be made once a year by the St Lucie BOCC. Individual awards will be based on the number of qualified applicants and availability of funds at the time of selection. There is a $50,000 cap on individual grant awards.

This is the full text of Florida Statute 318.1215 providing the basis for this Program:
318.1215 Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act.--Effective October 1, 2002,notwithstanding the provisions of s. 318.121, a board of county commissioners may require, by ordinance, that the clerk of the court collect an additional $5 with each civil traffic penalty, which shall be used to fund traffic education programs in public and nonpublic schools. The ordinance shall provide for the board of county commissioners to administer the funds. The funds shall be used for direct educational expenses and shall not be used for administration. Each driver education program receiving funds pursuant to this section shall require that a minimum of 30 percent of a student’s time in the program be behind-the-wheel training. This section may be cited as the "Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act."

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