BELTON, Mo. – Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, and its subsidiaries are expanding their nationwide “United Against Bullying” Grant program to offer up to $55,000 in grant funding for anti-bullying education and awareness initiatives empowering youth. The grant application process opens today and will continue through June 30th, 2016. Funds will be distributed to successful applicants who present the best action plans and strategies to address bullying in their communities and prevent abusive behavior.
“Last year, when we launched the United Against Bullying campaign, the Grant program was a great success and had a big impact on students”, says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “We received over 65 applications from school transportation departments across the United States and Canada. Each of them proposed great educational plans and initiatives rewarding positive student behavior, supporting emotionally distressed young people and training school bus drivers to prevent bullying. The success of the program inspired us to reinforce our commitment and offer grant funding to not only school communities, but other organizations working on bullying prevention and designing respectful communities”.
As part of the United Against Bullying campaign, 2016 Grant program will be open for applications from the official Pink Shirt Day, February 24th, until June 30th. To be eligible for funding, applicants have to present a clear action plan or strategies to prevent bullying in their communities and engage youth. Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries will present grant awards to winning school districts and organizations for the implementation of their anti-bullying programs and staff training. Safe Fleet will also entertain any applications to provide fleet safety equipment such as video cameras and recording systems to address bullying on-board the school bus or improve overall student safety.
The application form and detailed information about the Grant awards can be found on the official site of the United Against Bullying program at www.unitedagainstbullying.net.
About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve five major markets including: emergency services, bus and rail, truck and trailer, utility, and industrial. With 1,000 employees, the Safe Fleet family of brands operates over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet please visit www.safefleet.net.