General Grant Program Information
Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program provides financial support for planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users and operators, personal conveyance, micromobility users, motorists, and commercial vehicle operators.
The SS4A program supports the development of comprehensive safety action plans that identify the most significant roadway safety concerns in a community and the implementation of projects and strategies to address roadway safety issues. The SS4A program provides funding for two types of grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants.
Eligible applicants include:
- Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)
- Political subdivisions of a state or territory (e.g., cities, towns, counties, special districts, and similar units of local government under state law)
- Federally recognized Tribal governments
- Multijurisdictional groups of entities described above in which a lead applicant is identified as the primary point of contact
- Transit districts, authorities, or public benefit corporations are eligible if created under state law, including transit authorities operated by political subdivisions
Eligible uses of Planning and Demonstration Grants include activities such as:
- Goal setting
- Safety analyses
- Equity representation
- Policy and process improvement
- Strategic planning
- Demonstration activities that will inform the development of an action plan
Eligible uses of Implementation Grant funds include carrying out the Action Plan. Examples include:
- Applying low-cost roadway safety treatments system-wide
- Transforming roadway corridors on a High-Injury Network into a Complete Street
- Installing pedestrian safety enhancements
- Carrying out speed management strategies
- Creating safe routes to school
- Conducting education campaigns
- Reducing roadway departure crashes through additional safety infrastructure
- Improving the safety of intersections
The SS4A program is authorized at $1 billion in competitive grants per year through FY 2026. There is no statutory minimum or maximum but expected award sizes in fiscal year 2023 are between $100,000 and $25 million depending on the scope.
Federal cost-sharing for planning grants is 80 percent; applicants must provide the remaining 20 percent using non-federal funds (in-kind contributions are allowed).
Please contact SS4A@dot.gov for more information.
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