Few Georgians understand the impact traumatic injury has on our state. We are delighted that you are interested in telling this story.
The Commission at a Glance
with a traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury may apply to the Commission
for goods and services that maximize independence and recovery, such as:
Modifications for Accessibility
Physical Therapy Hand
controls for a car/van
Driver Evaluation post-injury Speech
Adaptive computer Hospital
Since 2003 the Commission has awarded over $22,000,000 to 5,000+ individuals for their post-acute care and rehabilitation. This does not include the grants awarded to state organizations and camps for Georgians with traumatic brain injury.
Zero tax dollars are allocated to the BSITFC. The Commission’s sole source of funding is a 10% surcharge on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving convictions.
The dramatic decline in DUI fine collection has resulted in a $10,000 lifetime award cap for each individual, although the lifetime cost of care can easily exceed $4,000,000.
||DUI Total for
surcharge began January 1, 2015
To learn more about our organization, we encourage you to read our annual report or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BSITFC to learn about our latest news.
About the Commission
Commission Fact Sheet (PDF download)
How the Trust Fund Fills the Gaps
Neurobehavioral White Paper
State Plan and Needs Assessment - Summary
State Plan and Needs Assessment - Full Version
For other media questions, please contact: Craig Young, Executive Director at 1-888-233-5760