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Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Key information at a glance:
|Opportunity Title: Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)|
|Opportunity Number: DOT-SS4A-FY23-01|
|Agency: Department of Transportation|
|Total Program Funding: $1,177,213,000|
|Award Ceiling: $10,000,000 - $25,000,000|
|Cost Match: 20% Minimum|
|Expected Number of Awards: 400|
|Deadline: July 10, 2023, 5:00 PM ET|
On Thursday, (March 30), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the availability of $1,177,213,000 in FY23 funding for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program. The purpose of the SS4A program is to improve roadway safety by reducing roadway injuries and fatalities by funding comprehensive safety action plans and the implementation of these plans. The program aims to increase safety on highways, streets, and roadways for all types of vehicles and commuters, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, and more.
The SS4A program provides funding for two types of grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants. Planning grants are intended to develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety action plan. For these awards, amounts are based on estimated project costs, with a maximum of $10,000,000. Implementation grants are intended to carry out projects and action plans to address roadway safety problems. Eligible applicants must have a qualifying Action Plan to apply for an Implementation Grant, with the maximum funding request being no more than $25,000,000.
Priorities & Initiatives
SS4A priorities are as follows:
Promote safety to prevent death and serious injuries on public roadways;
Employ low-cost, high-impact strategies that can improve safety over a wide geographic area;
Ensure equitable investment in the safety needs of underserved communities, which includes both underserved urban and rural communities;
Incorporate evidence-based projects and strategies and adopt innovative technologies and strategies;
Demonstrate engagement with a variety of public and private stakeholders; and
Align with the Department’s mission and Strategic Goals such as safety; climate change and sustainability; equity and Justice40; and workforce development, job quality, and wealth creation (see below).
Administrative and National Policy Requirements:
The National Roadway Safety Strategy
Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
Clinical Trial Readiness;
Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
Executive Order 14025, Worker Organizing and Empowerment
Executive Order 14052, Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Executive Order 14005, Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
Eligible applicants for the SS4A program are as follows:
A metropolitan planning organization (MPO);
A political subdivision of a State (e.g., cities, towns, counties, special districts, and similar units of local government);
A federally recognized Tribal government; or
A multijurisdictional group of the above entities
For Implementation Grants, at least one of the following conditions must also be met:
Have ownership and/or maintenance responsibilities over a roadway network;
Be an eligible applicant with safety responsibilities that affect roadways; or
Have agreement from the agency that has ownership and/or maintenance responsibilities for the roadway within the applicant’s jurisdiction.
Cost Matching: 20 percent match of the total project cost is required.
Submission Deadline: July 10, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
View the Opportunity here.
Register for SS4A Webinars:
SS4A Action Plans Webinar: April 26, 2023, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
SS4A Supplemental Planning and Demonstration: April 27, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
SS4A Implementation Grants: May 2, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EDT)