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How to Apply for the SS4A Opportunity

FY23 NOFO Expected to Open in Spring

There are currently no open opportunities for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. The next Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for SS4A is expected to open in April.

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The fiscal year (FY) 2022 NOFO for SS4A grants closed on September 15, 2022. On Feb. 1, 2023, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $800 million in grant awards for 510 communities through the first round of funding for SS4A. Read the award announcement and view all of the selected projects.

Late Application Policy

Late applications will not be accepted.

Screenshot of the first pages of the SS4A Action Plan Grant and Implementation Grant information sheets.SS4A Application Aids

The following checklists and planning worksheets are intended to help guide applicants through the SS4A eligibility and application process:

SS4A Joint Applicant Scenarios

The tables below summarize various scenarios and SS4A applicant options for local governments considering applying for their own grant versus submitting a joint application with other local and/or regional entities, such as a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), council of governments (COG), or regional planning commission (RPC).

Action Plan Grant Scenarios

Regional government (MPO, COG, RPC, etc.) Local political subdivision within the same region (e.g., city, county, town, etc.) Application options
Wants to apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop or complete a plan. Also wants to apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop or complete a plan.

A joint application is encouraged, with a lead applicant.

Separate applications are permitted but may be screened as duplicative in the selection process.

DOT may decline to fund duplicative applications irrespective of their individual merits.

Has an eligible Action Plan in place. Wants to apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop a plan. The political subdivision may apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop or complete a plan.
Has an Action Plan in place. Does not have its own Action Plan, but its jurisdiction is included in the regional Action Plan. Would like to apply for an Action Plan Grant to fund supplemental action plan activities.

The political subdivision may apply for an Action Plan Grant to fund supplemental action plan activities within its jurisdiction. 

The Action Plan Grant application may be an individual one with the political subdivision only, or a joint application with the regional government.

Does not have an eligible Action Plan in place. Wants to apply for supplemental action plan activities through an Action Plan Grant.

Does not have an eligible Action Plan in place. Wants to apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop or complete a plan.

The regional government may not apply for supplemental action plan activities.

The regional government may apply for an Action Plan Grant to develop or complete a plan.

The political subdivision may apply for an Action Plan Grant either separately from, or jointly with, the regional government. One would be the lead applicant.

Does not have an Action Plan in place but would like to apply for an Action Plan Grant that covers all political subdivisions in the region. Local political subdivision has an eligible plan in place. Would like to apply for an Implementation Grant.

The regional government may apply for an Action Plan Grant to cover the entire region, including the local political subdivision with an existing plan.

The local political subdivision cannot apply for an Implementation Grant as an individual applicant AND be a joint applicant for the regional Action Plan Grant. The local political subdivision may be a partner on the Action Plan Grant, however.

The local political subdivision can apply for an Implementation Grant. 

Implementation Grant Scenarios

Regional government (MPO, COG, RPC, etc.) Local political subdivision within the same region (e.g., city, county, town, etc.) Application options
Does not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to apply for an Action Plan Grant. Has an existing Action Plan in place. Would like to apply for an Implementation Grant.

The regional government may apply for an Action Plan Grant.

The political subdivision may apply for an Implementation Grant.

Does not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application with the political subdivision for an Implementation Grant. Has an existing Action Plan in place. Would like to apply for an Implementation Grant via a joint application. The joint applicants may apply for an Implementation Grant that includes projects and strategies identified in the existing plan, with a lead applicant.
Has an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application with the political subdivision for an Implementation Grant. Does not have an existing Action Plan in place. Would like to apply for an Implementation Grant via a joint application.

The joint applicants may apply for an Implementation Grant for projects and strategies in the existing plan. 

The projects and strategies must be in the existing Action Plan.

Does not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application with 10 political subdivisions for an Implementation Grant for multiple projects in the region. All 10 political subdivisions have Action Plans in place. Would like to submit a joint application for an Implementation Grant. The joint applicants may apply for an Implementation Grant.
Does not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application with 10 political subdivisions for an Implementation Grant for multiple projects in the region. 

One political subdivision has an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application for an Implementation Grant. 

Other political subdivisions do not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application for an Implementation Grant.

The joint applicants may only apply for an Implementation Grant for projects and strategies identified in the political subdivision’s existing Action Plan.
Does not have an Action Plan in place. Would like to submit a joint application with a group of political subdivisions. Multiple political subdivisions have existing plans. Would like to bundle projects and strategies into one joint application The joint applicants may apply for an Implementation Grant for projects and strategies identified in the political subdivisions’ existing Action Plans.
Has an eligible Action Plan. Does not have own Action Plan, but its jurisdiction is included in the regional Action Plan and some projects and strategies in the regional Action Plan are within the jurisdiction. The local political subdivision would like to apply for an Implementation Grant. 

The political subdivision may apply for an Implementation Grant to fund projects and strategies within its jurisdiction. 

The Implementation Grant application may be an individual one with the local political subdivision only, or a joint application with the regional government or other political subdivisions.

 

Last updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2023