FRANKFORT, KY (1/11/13) – A special online application cycle opened today for grants to provide Motorcycle Safety Education Programs through the state. Awards will be administered by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet under the auspices of the Motorcycle Safety Education Commission.
The Motorcycle Safety Education Program administers all aspects of statewide motorcycle rider training courses, designed to develop and instill the knowledge, attitudes, habits, and skills necessary for the proper operation of a motorcycle. The courses are paid for by a portion of motorcycle permit, license and registration fees.
Components of the program include presentation and oversight of novice and experienced rider training courses; public awareness and promotional activities; instructor oversight and training; and class site development and oversight. All course related activities must conform to Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) guidelines.
Applications will be made available Jan. 11, and must be submitted via the on-line EGMS (electronic grants management system) no later than 4:30 p.m. EST, Feb. 22. Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish a user account and familiarize themselves with the system well in advance of the due date through use of the included user training materials prior to application submission at www.kyjusticegms.com. Please note validation of new user accounts will take 48 – 72 hours. Applicants who have previously applied for grants on EGMS do not need to establish an additional account. More information about the application process can be found at http://justice.ky.gov .
Applicants should thoroughly review Kentucky Motorcycle Safety Education Program & Financial Guidelines and Grants Management Branch Policies & Procedures at http://www.justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb/; MFS guidelines at http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx; and KRS 15A.350-366 at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/015A00/CHAPTER.HTM .
Information provided by Jennifer Brislin
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