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Grants to USA Local Agencies, Tribes, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations for Activities that Improve Road Safety

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
CFDA Number: 20.939
Funding or PIN Number: DOT-SS4A-FY23-01
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/10/23 5:00 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories local government agencies, tribal governments, and metropolitan planning organizations for activities to improve road safety and prevent injuries and death on streets and roads. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to 30 days to complete. There are two types of SS4A grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants.

The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. Funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 SS4A grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning and demonstration activities, as well as projects and strategies to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micromobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators.

The following activities are eligible for the SS4A program:

  • Develop or update a comprehensive safety action plan (Action Plan). This includes:
    • Developing an Action Plan;
    • Conducting supplemental planning in support of an Action Plan; and
    • Carrying out demonstration activities in support of an Action Plan.
  • Conducting planning, design, and development activities for projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan.
  • Carry out projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan.

The SS4A program provides funding for two main types of grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants for comprehensive safety action plans, including supplemental safety planning, and/or safety demonstration activities; and Implementation Grants. Planning and Demonstration Grants are used to develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety action plan, as well as carry out demonstration activities that inform an Action Plan. Implementation Grants are used to implement strategies or projects that are consistent with an existing Action Plan and may also bundle funding requests for supplemental planning and demonstration activities that inform an Action Plan. For more information about grant options, see

For Grant Priorities, see


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The following groups of applicants are eligible for the SS4A grant program:
- A political subdivision of a State or territory, defined in the FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity as a unit of government created under the authority of State law. This includes cities, towns, counties, special districts, certain transit agencies, and similar units of local government.
- A federally recognized Tribal government.
- Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
- A multijurisdictional group of entities from the ones described above (select one lead applicant from group).

Learn more about SS4A eligibility at and

Pre-Proposal Conference
Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Application Webinars
These SS4A webinars will feature information to help potential applicants learn about the SS4A grant program and what they need to know to prepare an application. Please register for the webinars using the links below. The presentation and recordings will be posted for each of these sessions.

SS4A: Action Plans
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT)

SS4A: Supplemental Planning and Demonstration
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

SS4A: Implementation Grants
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

For more information, see the Webinars page:

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, July 10, 2023.

Award announcements are expected to be made by late 2023.

To Apply:
- Begin the process with Before submitting your materials, you must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number in order to apply. To request a UEI, please visit Note that this may take up to 30 days.
- Register with Valid Eval: Valid Eval is a third-party web-based evaluation platform used by USDOT and other Federal programs to support program evaluation. Applicants will submit their applications via Valid Eval.

The Federal share of a SS4A grant may not exceed 80 percent of total eligible activity costs. Recipients are required to contribute a local matching share of no less than 20 percent of eligible activity costs. For more information about Cost Sharing or Matching, see

If an applicant is eligible for both a Planning and Demonstration Grant and an Implementation Grant, the applicant may only apply for a Planning and Demonstration Grant or an Implementation Grant, not both.

How to Apply:
SS4A: What's New in 2023?:

View this opportunity on

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
In FY 2023, DOT expects to award hundreds of Planning and Demonstration Grants and up to one hundred Implementation Grants.

Estimated Size of Grant
For Planning and Demonstration Grants, award amounts will be based on estimated costs, with an expected minimum of $100,000 and an expected maximum of $10,000,000 for all applicants. The Department will consider applications with funding requests under the expected minimum award amount.

For Implementation Grants, DOT expects the minimum award will be $2,500,000 and the maximum award will be $25,000,000. DOT reserves the right to make Implementation Grant awards less than the total amount requested by the applicant.

Term of Contract
DOT expects to obligate SS4A award funding via a signed grant agreement between the Department and the recipient, as flexibly and expeditiously as possible, within 12 months after awards have been announced.

The expected period of performance for Planning and Demonstration Grant agreements is between 12 months and 5 years, depending on the scope and extent of the grant activities. The period of performance for Planning and Demonstration Grant and Implementation Grant agreements may not exceed five years.

Contact Information
Applicants must submit their applications via Valid Eval at for Implementation Grant applicants, and for Planning and Demonstration Grants.

Customer support for Valid Eval can be reached at

For Further Contact Information: Please contact the SS4A grant program staff via email at, or call Paul Teicher at 202-366-4114. A telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is available at 202-366-3993.

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