(WTVM) - Officials in Georgia want to make sure car seats are available to every child.
Eleven county health departments in Georgia in the West Central Health District were awarded the Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.
The mini-grant allows health departments to provide car seats and education to less fortunate families and to solicit the help of other agencies in the community. The program is funded by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
"We're excited that this grant allows us to work with other community agencies throughout our district to keep children safe," said Karon Bush, Program Manager of the West Central Health District. "Children in these 11 counties will be safer riding in motor vehicles, and if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident."
The following counties received the mini-grant: