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Monday, December 19, 2016

The Buckle Up for Life Grant Program

Buckle Up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida Program

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with Toyota, is accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 Buckle Up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida child passenger safety grant program. This program is a community-based initiative designed to reduce the risk of motor vehicle-related injury and death. The grant funds partnerships in at risk populations with special emphasis in Hispanic and African American communities.

The program’s success is based on its comprehensive and culturally sensitive approach, an approach that draws on pre-existing community relationships. The program is designed not only to increase the use of motor-vehicle restraints, but to instill a culture of health and safety.

Buckle Up for Life is designed as a community intervention, not as a research project. It has been exempted by Cincinnati Children’s Institutional Review Board.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will provide program training, support, and oversight throughout the grant year.

Buckle Up for Life provides one year grants ranging from $10,000 to $32,000 per year.


  • Grants will be awarded to qualified tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, as determined under section 501(c)(3) or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to public service agencies (e.g., fire/police departments, local health departments, public schools, etc.).

  • Applying institutions must have an established injury prevention program with a certified child passenger safety technician (CPST) on staff.

  • Applying institutions must have strong partnerships with community leaders. Staff working on Buckle up for Life/Abróchate a la Vida program must have strong social and networking skills.

  • Applying institutions would also benefit from having at least one bilingual (English/Spanish) or multilingual professional on staff.   

Application Deadline:
Grant applications are due by 8:00 p.m. EST on February 15, 2017.

Funding Period:
July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018

Contact Information:
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