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How to Apply for the SS4A Opportunity

Select the links below or scroll down to find the following application information and resources:

Final Application Instructions

Final applications for Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants must be submitted through Grants.gov. The Grants.gov “Apply” function is now open. Please be aware that you must complete the Grants.gov registration process before submitting the final application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Applicants are encouraged to start the Grants.gov registration process now.

Final applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

To register on Grants.gov, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number;
  2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.SAM.gov;
  3. Create a Grants.gov username and password; and
  4. The E-Business Point of Contact (POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from Grants.gov and login at Grants.gov to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for an organization.

For information and instructions on each of these processes, please see Grants.gov’s Frequently Asked Questions by Applicants.

Please note, on April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier used across the Federal government changed from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) (generated by SAM.gov). If your entity is currently registered in SAM.gov, your UEI has already been assigned and is viewable in SAM.gov. This includes inactive registrations. 

Additional Information on Applying Through Grants.gov

Final applications for the Safe Streets and Roads for All opportunity must be submitted through Grants.gov. To apply for funding through Grants.gov, applicants must be properly registered. Complete instructions on how to register and apply can be found at www.grants.gov.

If interested parties experience difficulties at any point during registration or application process, please call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726 or email at support@grants.gov

Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur and it can take up to several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. It is highly recommended that applicants start the registration process as early as possible to prevent delays that may preclude submitting an application by the deadlines specified.

Applications will not be accepted after the due date of 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 15, 2022; delayed registration is not an acceptable reason for late submission. In order to apply for Safe Streets and Roads for All funding under this announcement, all applicants are expected to be registered as an organization with Grants.gov.

To learn more about registering as an organization with Grants.gov, please see Grants.gov’s Organization Registration Checklist.

Access a complete list of Grants.gov applicant resources.

Acceptable File Types

When uploading attachments at Grants.gov, please use generally accepted formats such as .pdf, .doc, and .xls. While you may embed picture files such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, in your files, please do not save and submit the attachment in these formats.

Additionally, the following formats will not be accepted: .com, .bat, .exe, .vbs, .cfg, .dat, .db, .dbf, .dll, .ini, .log, .ora, .sys, and .zip.

Funding Opportunity Parameters

Grants.gov Opportunity Number: DOT-SS4A-FY22-01

CFDA Assistance Listing: 20.939 – Safe Streets and Roads for All program

Those interested in applying for Implementation Grants should use the application materials in Opportunity Package ID PKG00274329.

Those interested in applying for Action Plan Grants should use the application materials in Opportunity Package ID PKG00274330.

See application instructions to determine which grant to apply for in this funding round.

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.

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.

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.

 

Last updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2022