Congress authorized the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (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.
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.