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SS4A: What's New in 2024?

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program is very similar to the FY 2023 SS4A NOFO. The most notable changes are as follows:

  • The inclusion of three deadlines for Planning and Demonstration grant applications
  • An allowance for applicants that are not accepted to reapply at a later application deadline
  • The opportunity for pre-application review of a potential applicant’s Self-Certification Eligibility Worksheet and Action Plan
  • Award selection consideration related to high fatality rate (Planning and Demonstration Grants) or to high killed or severely injured rate in comparison to other Highly Rated applications (Implementation Grants)

The following sections highlight where each change of the NOFO can be located.


  • The NOFO will be posted on, but the application process will again be through Valid Eval. The links below can be used to access the application in Valid Eval.
  • The NOFO clarifies that Tribal Transportation Program and Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds may be used as non-Federal match (Section D).

Planning and Demonstration Grants

  • The NOFO includes three deadlines: April 4, May 16, and August 29. Applications received on or before each deadline will be reviewed and evaluated separately from applications received at other deadlines.
  • Applicants are allowed to reapply if not selected in the April 4 or May 16 deadlines as long as the application is received by the last Planning and Demonstration Grant deadline of August 29 (Section C.3).
  • Up to three pages of narrative are permitted to respond to the Additional Safety Context selection criterion if the funding requested is over $1 million (Section D.2).
  • The Planning and Demonstration Grant Estimated Budget has changed formats, and the budget is now a requirement for all Planning and Demonstration Grant applicants.
  • The Additional Safety Context selection criterion was modified for applications with demonstration activities (Section E).
  • A new award selection consideration was added for applicants that have a fatality rate of 17.0 fatalities per 100,000 persons or greater (Section E).


  • The NOFO clarifies that funds for project- or strategy-level planning, design, and development activities must be directly connected to the completion of projects and strategies funded through an Implementation Grant (Section C.4).
  • Pre-application submission and review of a potential applicant’s Self-Certification Eligibility Worksheet to affirm eligibility is allowed for an Implementation Grant. Complete pre-application submissions must be received by April 17 (Section D.2).
  • Up to two additional pages are allowed in an application’s narrative to respond to the Supplemental Planning and Demonstration Activities selection criterion (Section D.2).
  • Minor modifications to the following selection criteria were made: Safety Impact; Equity, Engagement, and Collaboration; Effective Practices and Strategies; Other DOT Strategic Goals; and Supplemental Planning and Demonstration Activities (Section E).
  • New award selection considerations were added for applicants with a finalized comprehensive safety action plan, and applicants with a killed and serious injury per $1 million in Federal funding rate that is high compared to other Highly Rated applications (Section E).

Please refer to the NOFO for more information on eligible activities and projects and to the SS4A website for additional instructions and information about the program.

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