One of the new programs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program. The SS4A program is to support efforts at the regional and local levels to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The IIJA provides $5-$6 billion in grants over the next five years with $1 billion available in Fiscal Year 2022 funding. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) opened earlier this week with a closing date for applications of September 15, 2022.
SS4A grants aim to improve roadway safety by supporting communities in developing comprehensive safety action plans and implementing projects and strategies that significantly reduce or eliminate transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries involving pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micromobility users; commercial vehicle operators; and motorists. Eligible applicants include (among others) Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), counties, cities, and towns.