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Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.939
U.S. Department of Transportation
Aug 29, 2024

Paul Teicher


Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grants will provide funding to communities to develop and implement a comprehensive safety action plans to significantly reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. Action plans should focus on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators.

Program priorities include:

  • Promote safety to prevent death and serious injuries on public roadways
  • Employ low-cost, high-impact strategies that can improve safety over a wider 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
  • Demonstrate engagement with a variety of public and private stakeholders
  • Align with Department of Transportation's mission and with priorities such as safety; climate change and sustainability; equity and justice; and workforce development, job quality, and wealth creation

Eligible activities under each grant category are available in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Political subdivision of a state or territory
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Multijurisdictional groups comprised of the above entities listed
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $25,000,000
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Estimated number of awards: 500
Estimated total program funding: $1,256,687,000

A matching contribution of 20% of total eligible activity costs is required.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

The application deadline for Implementation Grants is May 16, 2024.

In 2024, there are 3 deadlines for Planning and Demonstration Grant applicants:

  • April 4
  • May 16
  • August 29

Applicant webinar series

Rural Road Safety Funding at the US Department of Transportation: Example Projects from 2022

Tagged as
Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Transportation

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.