More than $5 billion in discretionary grant funding for the new federal Safe Streets and Roads for All program will soon be available for municipalities, counties, special districts, metropolitan planning organizations, and federally recognized tribal governments.

Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the SS4A program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation and intended to support the National Roadway Safety Strategy and its goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on U.S. roadways.

The U.S. DOT announced that a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the SS4A program is expected in May, with award announcements expected in late 2022 or early 2023.

Eligible projects include planning, design, development or updating of a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan as well as implementation of Action Plan activities.

Examples of possible projects include, but are not limited to:
• Improvements along an expanded multimodal roadway network with separated bicycle lanes and improved safety for pedestrians
• Community-informed street design enhancements
• Application of low-cost safety treatments (rumble strips, flashing beacons, signage, etc.)
• Traffic speed management projects
• Installation of safety enhancements including crosswalks, sidewalks, and lighting for safe passage for people walking, rolling, and using mobility assistive devices
• Creation of safe routes to schools and public transit services through improved safe passage for people walking, biking and rolling in underserved communities
• Addressing alcohol-impaired driving

Interested parties may subscribe to email updates to receive program announcements.

Informational webinars
The U.S. DOT is holding a series of webinars this spring titled “Getting Ready for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program.” Advance registration is required.

• April 28, 1-3 p.m. (register): For tribal governments, with opening remarks by USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs Arlando Teller

• May 2, 1-3 p.m. (register): For counties, cities, towns, other special districts that are subdivisions of a state, and transit agencies, with opening remarks by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Acting Administrator Robin Hutcheson

• May 3, 1-3 p.m. (register): For Metropolitan Planning Organizations, with opening remarks by Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Executive Director Bill Keyrouze

The webinars will be recorded, and the presentation and recordings will be posted on the SS4A Webinar Series page. For questions about the webinars, contact

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