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USDOT Awards $813M in SS4A Grant Funding

Posted: 1/23/2024

USDOT has announced the award of $813M in Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A) grants to 385 regional, local, and tribal communities for projects that will improve safety and help prevent roadway deaths and serious. These awards include 48 Implementation Grants focused on safety projects and strategies and 337 Planning & Demonstration Grants.

Winner's Spotlight: California

For FY2023, California agencies received 67 Planning & Demonstration Grants and 7 Implementation Grants, capturing over $149M in total funding. Three of those projects are spotlighted below:  

  • The City of Fontana received $19.8M to dramatically improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists with complete infrastructure improvements along Foothill Boulevard, part of historic Route 66. 

  • The City of San Jose received $12.9M to address safety issues at four arterial intersections in the city’s high-injury network (HIN) through improvements such as protected intersections, signal modifications, additional crosswalks and sidewalks, pedestrian refuge islands, curb extensions, and raised protected bike lanes. 

  • The City of San Francisco received $8M to address pedestrian safety issues in the Tenderloin, where pedestrians are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed by a car than anywhere else in the city. 

On October 27, 2023, USDOT announced their first round of FY2023 awards to 235 communities, totaling $82M. Combined, 620 communities have received $895M as part of this FY2023 funding round. A spreadsheet listing all awardees can be downloaded here.

The next round of SS4A applicataions is expected in February 2024 ... stay tuned!

Planning & Demonstration Grants

Planning & Demonstration Grants provide federal funds to develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety Action Plan.

The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, tribe, or region.

Planning & Demonstration Grants also fund supplemental planning and/or demonstration activities that inform the development of an Action Plan.

Implementation Grants

Implementation Grants provide federal funds to implement projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan to address a roadway safety problem.

Projects/strategies can be infrastructure, behavioral, and/or operational activities.

Implementation Grants may also include demonstration activities, supplemental planning, and project-level planning, design, and development.

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