More Than $1 Billion in Funding Announced to Help Communities Improve Roadway Safety

April 18, 2023
The $1.177 billion in funding comes from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) competitive grant program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has opened up the process for cities, towns, counties, Tribal governments and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to apply to funding that will help improve roadway safety.

The $1.177 billion in funding comes from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) competitive grant program, under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The program aims to help communities both plan and carry out projects that help reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road. 

“The crisis of traffic deaths on our nation’s roadways demands urgent and sustained action by us all,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With our Safe Streets and Roads for All program, we are helping communities across the country save lives by making their roads safer.”

The first round of funding that was announced in February saw 473 communities receiving Action Planning grants and 37 communities receiving Implementation grants from the first round of SS4A funding. USDOT is encouraging all interested communities in applying for the grant this year. Applicants for this cycle are encouraged to submit proposals that include the use of demonstration activities, sometime also known as “quick build” projects, as part of their Action Plans, as well as undertaking more traditional action planning and implementation activities.

The transportation agency plans to award at least $250 million in demonstration activities this funding round.

Applications are due on or before July 10.


Source: USDOT