<p>The 2018 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant will provide up to $50,000 worth of Zonar hardware for NSTA members. Photo courtesy Zonar</p>

Zonar and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) are jointly sponsoring the annual Don Carnahan Memorial Grant for up to $50,000 in fleet hardware technology for contractor members.

This will be the ninth year that Zonar and NSTA have partnered to offer the grant.

"We're proud to be longtime partners with Zonar because we know the impact of how technology can help improve student safety while on the road," said Tiffany Boykin, executive director of NSTA. "The NSTA and Zonar recognize the financial challenges school bus contractors face in their efforts to equip their fleets with the leading-edge technology systems, which is why we are committed to supporting this initiative in student safety."

Grant recipients will receive Zonar fleet management technology, including Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR); high-definition GPS fleet tracking with live delivery of vehicle performance, subsystem, and diagnostic information in one device (V3); student tracking (Z Pass); Ground Traffic Control web-based software; and Coach.

"We know that NSTA members understand the value of having leading-edge solutions to advance student safety and reduce business costs for the schools they serve," said H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president of business development for Zonar. "Our first priority at Zonar has always been the safety of passengers — especially students, which is why I was eager to serve as vice chair of the NSTA Safety & Security Committee this year."

To be considered for this grant award, applicants must be a current NSTA member at the time the application is submitted. Applications will be considered for full and partial grants for up to $50,000 in hardware costs.

For more information on the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant or to apply, go here.

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