Grant Details

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program (Part A): Planning and Demonstration Grants - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
CFDA: 20.939
Federal FON: DOT-SS4A-FY24-01
Office: Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Multipart Grant: Yes
Next Due: 05/16/2024 (Multiple)
Solicitation Date: 02/21/2024
Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $1,261,494,000 (Confirmed)
Range: $461,494,000 (Max)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min) / $10,000,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and refinement and implementation focused on all users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micromobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators. This program provides funding to develop the tools to help strengthen a community's approach to roadway safety that saves lives and is designed to meet the needs of diverse local, tribal, and regional communities that differ dramatically in size, location, and experience in administering federal funding.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Promote safety to prevent death and serious injuries on public roadways
  • Employ low-cost, high-impact strategies that can improve safety over a wide geographic area
  • Ensure equitable investment in the safety needs of underserved communities, which includes both underserved urban and rural communities
  • Incorporate evidence-based projects and strategies and adopt innovative technologies and strategies
  • Demonstrate engagement with a variety of public and private stakeholders
  • Align with the funding agency's mission and strategic goals, such as safety; climate change and sustainability; equity and Justice40; and workforce development, job quality, and wealth creation

Funding will be provided for the following program components:

  • (Part A): Planning and Demonstration Grants
  • (Part B): Implementation Grants

The purpose of the Planning and Demonstration Grants component is to help applicants develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety action plan, as well as carry out demonstration activities that inform an action plan.

Awards will support the following three different types of activities:

  • Develop an action plan that includes the following components:
    • Leadership commitment and goal setting
    • Planning structure
    • Safety analysis
    • Engagement and collaboration
    • Equity considerations
    • Policy and process changes
    • Strategy and project selections
    • Progress and transparency
  • Conduct supplemental safety planning to enhance an action plan; examples of supplemental planning include:
    • Topical safety subplans focused on topics such as speed management, vulnerable road users, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) transition plans, health equity, safety-focused intelligent transportation system implementation, lighting, or other relevant safety topics
    • Road safety audits
    • Additional safety analysis and expanded data collection and evaluation using integrated data
    • Targeted equity assessments
    • Required supplemental planning as a condition to receiving an award through this program's Implementation Grants component
    • Follow-up stakeholder engagement and collaboration
    • Reporting on the progress from action plan implementation for transparency
    • Other roadway safety planning activities that enhance an action plan
  • Carry out demonstration activities to inform the development of, or an update to, an action plan; demonstration activities may include:
    • Feasibility studies using quick-build strategies that inform permanent projects in the future
    • Various Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) engineering studies that further safety applications of the MUTCD
    • Pilot programs for behavioral or operational activities that include at least one element of the Safe System Approach
    • Pilot programs that demonstrate safety benefits of technologies not yet adopted in the community

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Last Updated: April 17, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)
  • Political subdivisions of a state or territory
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Multijurisdictional groups of entities described in any of the aforementioned three types of entities

For the purposes of this program, a political subdivision of a state is defined as a unit of government under the authority of state law. This includes cities, towns, counties, special districts such as public universities, and similar units of local government. A transit district, authority, or public benefit corporation is eligible if it was created under state law, including transit authorities operated by political subdivisions of a state. Nonprofit organizations are eligible if they were created under state law with roadway safety and/or planning responsibilities equivalent to a political subdivision of a state.

A multijurisdictional group of entities must identify a lead applicant as the primary point of contact.

Applicants seeking funds only for supplemental action plan activities, as well as applicants seeking funds only for demonstration activities, must have an existing action plan, have a plan that is substantially similar and meets the eligibility requirements for having an existing plan, or be in the process of completing an action plan as described on pages 7-9 of the NOFA file.

Applicants that have never received federal funding from the funding agency are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants in the same region.

Additional consideration will be given to applicants that have a fatality rate per 100,000 persons equal to or greater than 17 fatalities per 100,000 population.

Applicants may only apply to one of this program's two components; however, both components have the option to include multiple planning and demonstration projects under them. Applicants may apply multiple times to this component, but may receive only one award. Applicants that applied in earlier deadlines and were not selected for an award may reapply again. The three different types of activities under this component can either be bundled together into one application, or an applicant may choose to request funding for only one of the activities. Award recipients from this program's FY 2022 and FY 2023 funding rounds are eligible to apply for the current funding round.

States are not eligible to apply or be a co-applicant, but the funding agency encourages applicants to coordinate with states and other entities experienced with administering federal awards.

Previous award recipients include:

  • City and Borough of Juneau (AK)
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments (TX)
  • Town of Smithfield (VA)
  • Lummi Indian Business Council (WA)
  • City of Yuma (AZ)

Refer to the Award file for additional information on previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
Academic Institutions
Native American Tribe
Non Profits
Application Notes:

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on one of the following deadlines:

  • April 4, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • August 29, 2024

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • SF 424A
  • SF 424B
  • SF LLL
  • Key information questions
  • Project narrative (2 pages max if requesting less than $1 million; 3 pages max if requesting $1 million or more)
  • Self-certification eligibility worksheet (if applicable)
  • Map that shows the location of the jurisdiction and highlights the roadway network under the applicant's jurisdiction
  • Supplemental estimated budget

Applications must be formatted on numbered pages with one-inch margins on all sides, and must use a font size no less than 12-point Times New Roman. Applications must be submitted in .pdf format.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at

Optional webinars will be held for this program as follows:

Action Plans:
March 7, 2024
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Supplemental Planning and Demonstration:
March 8, 2024
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Recordings of the webinars held for this program are available online at

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Safety impact
  • Equity
  • Additional safety context
  • Budget costs
  • High fatality rates

Refer to the NOFA file for additional application information.

Match Required: Yes
Match Type: Cash/In-Kind
Actual Funds: $1,261,494,000 (Confirmed)
Range: $461,494,000 (Max)
Award Range: $100,000 (Min) / $10,000,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Applicants must provide at least 20 percent of the total project costs via cash or in-kind contributions. Unless authorized by statute, all matching funds must be from nonfederal sources. Tribal Transportation Program and Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds may be used as nonfederal match.

Up to $200,000 of the required match will be waived for eligible applicants located in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Matching funds may not include pre-award costs, unless authorized by the funding agency in writing.

Funding Notes:

Up to $1,261,494,000 is available for this program overall, with up to $461,494,000 available to support hundreds of awards expected to range from $100,000 to $10 million through this component. Larger award amounts are expected for metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), applications comprised of multijurisdictional groups of entities that are regional in scope, or those that are conducting activities in a large geographic area.

No more than 15 percent of the $1 billion in FY 2024 made available to carry out this program may be awarded to eligible applicants in a single state.

Refer to the ProgramUpdate file for information regarding the the total funds that must be awarded for developing an action plan.

In general, funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis.

The funding agency expects to make three rounds of awards for this component: a first round in May 2024; a second round; and a final round by November 17, 2024. The funding agency expects to obligate funds within 12 months after awards have been announced.

The expected project period is between 12 months and five years. All funds must be expended within five years after the award agreement is executed and the funding agency obligates the funds.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Pre-award costs, unless authorized by the funding agency in writing
  • Projects and strategies whose primary purpose is not roadway safety
  • Projects and strategies exclusively focused on non-roadway modes of transportation, including air, rail, marine, and pipeline
  • Capital projects to construct new roadways used for motor vehicles
  • Infrastructure projects primarily intended to expand capacity to improve levels of service for motorists on an existing roadway, such as the creation of additional lanes
  • Maintenance activities for an existing roadway primarily to maintain a state of good repair
  • Development or implementation of a public transportation agency safety plan (PTASP) required by 49 U.S.C. § 5329
  • Directly or indirectly supporting or opposing union organizing

In December 2023, a total of $813 million was distributed via 385 awards through this program overall. In October 2023, a total of $82 million was distributed via 235 awards through this program overall. For FY 2022, a total of $800 million was distributed via 473 action plan grants and 37 implementation grants. Refer to the Award file for details.


Paul Teicher
(202) 366-4114

Program Staff

Agency Address
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the program contacts provided. The funding agency will regularly post answers to questions and requests for clarification online at Technical questions submitted by March 13, 2024, will be responded to in advance of the first application deadline on April 4, 2024. The final deadline to submit technical questions is April 24, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

Application File: (597.9 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17000A_Webinar_FY2024.pdf (43.6 Kb)
Award File: US17000A_Award_FY2024.pdf (13.2 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17000A_FAQ_FY2024.pdf (343.2 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US17000A_ProgramUpdate_FY2024.pdf (124.4 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: (5.4 Mb)
NOFA File: US17000A_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (729.5 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the revised solicitation for this program. The Application folder contains the required forms for submission. The Webinar file contains information regarding optional webinars scheduled for this program. The FAQ file contains an updated list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program. The ProgramUpdate file contains information regarding a change to the solicitation. The WebinarPresentation folder contains slides from webinars held for this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients through this program overall. Additional program resources can be found online at

April 17, 2024
A revised solicitation containing updated financial information has been released and attached as the NOFA file. The Financial and Contact sections have been updated accordingly.

April 8, 2024
An updated list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program has been released and attached as the FAQ file.

March 28, 2024
Information regarding a change to the solicitation has been released and attached as the ProgramUpdate file. The Financial section has been updated accordingly. In addition, slides from webinars held for this program have been released and appended to the WebinarPresentation folder as the ActionPlanPresentation and ProgramPresentation files. Additionally, recordings of the webinars for this program have been released, and links to the presentations are available in the Application section.

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