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Crosswalk: SS4A and Safety Plan Templates

This crosswalk is intended to help communities determine whether their Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP), Tribal Strategic Transportation Safety Plan (STSP), or other similar plan meets Action Plan requirements for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program. It is not intended to be an additional SS4A application requirement, but instead to help guide communities in understanding the Action Plan eligibility requirements as they relate to two planning templates available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This crosswalk may also be used when developing an LRSP or Tribal STSP to ensure that those plans can be used for future SS4A grant applications.

 SS4A requires communities to self-certify that their Action Plans are eligible for the program when applying for Implementation Grants and certain supplemental planning and demonstration activities. The SS4A Action Plan Components in this crosswalk are taken from the SS4A Self-Certification Eligibility Worksheet, which is part of the application and is used to determine whether an Action Plan is eligible. At a minimum, three of the nine Action Plan components are required, plus four of the six remaining, as indicated in the table below. This document is not meant to replace the SS4A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Applicants should follow the instructions in the NOFO to correctly apply for a grant. 

FHWA encourages local and Tribal agencies to develop an LRSP or STSP with the aim of providing awareness of their safety issues and addressing them to save lives. The templates and guidance established by FHWA to develop these plans was designed to be flexible and adaptable based on the needs, existing processes, and capacity of different agencies. This crosswalk uses two FHWA templates to demonstrate whether a plan developed using these templates might meet the SS4A Action Plan requirements, highlighting how SS4A requirements might go beyond what is outlined in the templates. These are not comprehensive examples; notes addressed in this crosswalk may apply to plans developed using other templates as well.

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Last updated: Monday, June 12, 2023