Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

Federal Agency


Office of the Secretary


To support local efforts to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets, often referred to as "Vision Zero" plans.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible projects must develop a comprehensive safety action plan; conduct planning, design, and development activities for projects and strategies identified in a comprehensive safety action plan; carry out projects and strategies identified in a comprehensive safety action plan.

Decarbonization Considerations

While this program will fund safety projects generally, applicants should prioritize projects that will decrease the need for private vehicles on the road and increase transit ridership, promote carpooling and ridesharing, and be in coordination with regional transit-oriented development planning. Communities should look to deploy extensive, convenient, well-connected bus rapid transit, cycling, and pedestrian projects that can align with local, regional, and statewide vehicle electrification plans.

Equity Considerations

In order to effectively and equitably improve road safety, understand which communities lack reasonable and convenient access to transit and multi-modal options. This could include additional collaboration with frontline communities and other stakeholders to address both procedural and distributional equity concerns.

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40% of funds will be awarded for the development of comprehensive safety action plans.

Other Notes

Proposals are expected to significantly reduce or eliminate transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries involving various road users; demonstrate engagement with a variety of public and private stakeholders; adopt innovative technologies or strategies to promote safety; employ low-cost, high-impact strategies that can improve safety over a wider geographical area; ensure equitable investment in the safety needs of underserved communities; and include evidence-based projects or strategies. $5,000,000,000 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

September 15, 2022

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Matching Funds

20% match required

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