OHSP Car Seat Distribution

OHSP will support local car seat distribution efforts by providing car seats for local seat check events and fitting stations for low-income families. Certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians may request car seats from OHSP using the following process:

  1. The car seat request form and Evenflo order form must BOTH be completed and submitted to OHSP by a certified CPS technician at least 45 days prior to the seat check event. Technicians should anticipate a 30-day turnaround on receipt of car seats. Technicians will need to justify the need for the number of car seats being requested. 
  2. Incomplete forms will be returned to requestor for competition.
  3. Requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year as funding is available. However, requests will not be approved more than 60 days prior to an event.
  4. No orders will be processed from August 15 - September 30, 2017 in order to accommodate distribution before the end of the fiscal year. Orders will again be processed beginning October 1, 2017 and will be delivered approximately 30 days after orders are placed.
  5. OHSP will purchase car seats and have them shipped to the location specified by the CPS technician on the car seat order form. Car seats will be purchased through an existing state contract; therefore, only the car seats listed on the attached order form are available.
  6. ONLY CERTIFIED CPS TECHNICIANS MAY DISTRIBUTE OHSP-PROVIDED SEATS.
  7. CPS technicians SHALL NOT SELL OR ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR OHSP-PROVIDED CAR SEATS. The car seats are purchased with federal funding; therefore, no agency may profit from the distribution of the car seats. Violation of this policy will result in disqualification from this program.
  8. The car seat reporting form must be submitted monthly along with an inspection form (Safe Kids or local form) for each OHSP car seat distributed. Additional orders will not be placed if monthly reports are up-to-date.
  9. Technicians may be asked to share or transfer seats between agencies if necessary.
  10. Car seats may only be distributed when a child is present or to an expectant parent in the third trimester. Each child may only receive one car seat of each type from the program.
  11. Technicians should track the names of children who receive seats and check records prior to issuing new seats. 

Any questions regarding this program may be directed to Alyson Kechkaylo, OHSP's Occupant Protection Program Coordinator, at 517-284-3067 or kechkayloa@michigan.gov .