The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published on Monday, May 16, the notice of funding opportunity for the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program. Up to $1 billion is available in FY 2022 for grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
Congress authorized the SS4A program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last November. The program will provide $5 billion over five years for regional and local initiatives focused on all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators. SS4A will develop tools to help strengthen a community’s approach to roadway safety and to save lives.
The program provides funding for either action plans or implementation grants. Action plan grants will help develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety action plan. The funds can go toward various activities, including planning, safety analysis, public engagement, equity, data collection, and more.
Implementation grants will help execute strategies or projects consistent with an existing action plan. To apply for an implementation grant, an eligible applicant must have a qualifying action plan. Applicants for implementation grants can self-certify that they have one or more plans that meet the eligibility requirements for an action plan.
Cities, counties, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and other special districts may apply directly with USDOT. The deadline for grant submissions is September 15, 2022.
USDOT will hold three information webinars in June to help potential applicants understand the program and how to apply.