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Department of Health Services

For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Department of Health Services awarded grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for child safety seat education program

SANTA ROSA, CA | December 06, 2023

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has received a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to support the county’s efforts in educating parents and caregivers about the importance of child safety seats and making sure that every child in our community travels safely.

“This grant reinforces our dedication to raising awareness about the proper use and installation of child safety seats,” said Tina Rivera, director of the Department of Health Services. “With this support, we can reach even more families, offer valuable education, and provide child safety seats to those in need.”

The grant funds will be used for a variety of community outreach events, education classes, distribution of child safety seats, and training on the installation and use of child safety seats.

The car seat safety program includes:

  • Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training and recertification courses.
  • Child safety seats at no-cost for families in need.
  • Partnering with local organizations on car seat safety community outreach efforts in underserved communities.

The program runs through September 2024.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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