The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the third year of the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program.

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) is funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which pledged $5 billion to be awarded between 2022 and 2026, of which $3.3 billion is still available.

The program funds regional, local and tribal initiatives to reduce roadway deaths and serious injuries.

There are two types of grants: Planning and Demonstration, and Implementation. Planning and Demonstration Grants are used to develop or enhance a comprehensive safety action plan, and Implementation Grants are used to execute specific infrastructure, behavioral or operational projects and strategies outlined in an existing Action Plan to address roadway safety issues. A USDOT web page provides a series of questions to help applicants decide which SS4A grant type to apply for.

There are three different deadlines for Planning and Demonstration Grants — on April 5, May 16 and Aug. 29 — in order to accommodate varying stages of applicant readiness. Applications received on or before each deadline are reviewed and evaluated separately from those at a previous deadline. Only one award will be provided per applicant.

The deadline for Implementation Grants is May 16 at 5 p.m.

The SS4A Notice of Funding Opportunity is available online.

To apply, use the following Valid Eval Links (applications must be submitted here, not through
Planning and Development Grants
Implementation Grants

In fiscal 2023, Massachusetts received a total of 15 awards for $22.2 million in funding. Nationwide, USDOT awarded nearly $900 million for 620 separate awards, most of which (92%) were Planning and Demonstration Grants.

Written by Alessio Pressamarita, MMA Legislative Intern