The U.S. Department of Transportation will host three pre-application information webinars for potential applicants interested in applying for the first round of grants for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program, including transit agencies.
Established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the new SS4A discretionary grant program will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next five years to support the development of Comprehensive Safety Action Plans and implementation activities by regional, local, and Tribal grantees. The SS4A program supports USDOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and the goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways.
The pre-application webinars will feature information about the SS4A grant program, eligibility, and requirements, with the webinar on Monday, May 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT), oriented toward transit agencies and local governments. As state DOTs will not be eligible recipients, USDOT encourages local governments to partner with transit agencies and MPOs to consolidate applications.
Transit stakeholders should note that SS4A cannot be used to support the development of a public transportation agency safety plan (PTASP) required by 49 U.S.C. § 5329. However, a PTASP that identifies and addresses risks to pedestrians, bicyclists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, transit riders, and others may inform the Action Plan or Implementation Grant.
Getting Ready for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program – Counties, Cities, Towns, Other Special Districts That Are Subdivisions of a State, and Transit Agencies
- Opening remarks by Robin Hutcheson, Acting Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Monday, May 2, 1-3 pm (EDT)
- Register to attend the webinar targeted at counties, cities, towns, other special districts that are subdivisions of a State, and transit agencies
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for SS4A grants is not yet posted. However, USDOT anticipates the NOFO will be available later in the spring. Once the NOFO is posted, interested parties may apply for funding opportunities.
Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.