Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

IRPT: The movement of freight in and around communities is an important aspect to consider in growing port and terminal businesses. The below is an opportunity to examine how freight flows can impact safety and allows for funding to incorporate increased freight with a safe community inclusion.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 10, 2023

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,177,213,000

Award Ceiling: $25,000,000

Award Floor: $100,000

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.

In FY22, USDOT awarded $800 million in grant awards for over 500 projects through the first round of SS4A funding. View all of the SS4A 2022 Awards.

Who Is Eligible for Grant Funding? 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).


Eligible Activities: 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.


There are two types of SS4A grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants.