SS4A grants provide funding to prevent roadway fatalities, and serious injuries, and address the disproportionate distribution of roadway safety measures in rural and marginalized communities. SS4A includes two grant types: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants. Each applicant selected for funding must demonstrate efforts to consider the climate change and environmental justice impacts of their project. (See below for an alternative opportunity on this grant.) Download the grant summary here.

Bootcamp Structure

Courses

Peer Learning Sessions (Webinars): Interactive sessions featuring Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the policy and grant approach, followed by smaller sessions for peer discussions

Coaching Sessions: Smaller sessions that continue to build on specific application questions identified in the peer learning session

Office Hours (Consultant Meetings): Support in the form of designated time slots with our SMEs and your team to address specific questions about your grant application

Support

Navigator Team: Our Navigator team is available to help answer the following kinds of questions:

  • Bootcamp timelines
  • Bootcamp schedules
  • Participation expectations

Our Navigator for this grant is Broderick Smith. He can be reached at SmithB@nlc.org.

Prepare for Success

Download the full outline of the bootcamp schedule, goals, and key steps to ensure you are ready to attend the following courses and successfully prepare and submit your grant application.

Modules and Resources

Module 1

Setting the Table

Cities will be introduced to the funding program and its criteria and hear from federal administration speakers.

View the Module 1 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 1 Slide Deck

Module 2

Federal Administration Priorities

Cities will be able to incorporate climate, equity, and training and workforce development into their grant applications and demonstrate that they are willing to raise their ambitions in these priority areas.

View the Module 2 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 2 Slide Deck

Important Announcement

FY24 NOFO Now Open

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is open.

The FY 2024 NOFO has multiple deadlines, depending on the grant type:

    • April 17, 2024: Deadline for the Pre-Application Action Plan Review for Implementation Grant applicants.
    • April 24, 2024: *New* deadline for technical questions related to the FY24 SS4A NOFO
    • May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Sole deadline for Implementation Grants. Deadline #2 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.
    • August 29, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #3 for Planning and Demonstration Grants. NOFO closes.

Module 3

Incorporating Data

Cities will understand application data requirements; general data principles and uses; how to apply data tools to assess local framework and to support a transformational agenda. [Bootcamp will split into two separate tracks—Planning & Demonstration and Implementation—from Module 4]

View the Module 3 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 3 Slide Deck

Additional Resources

Federal Grant Navigation Equity Dashboard
Building a Community Narrative Worksheet

Module 4

Engaging the Community

Cities will be able to draft Community Engagement and Advocacy Strategies and understand the audience for advocacy and project strategies. 

Planning

View the Module 4 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 4 Slide Deck

Implementation

View the Module 4 Peer Learning Session
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Module 5

Demystifying Capital Stacks & Budgeting

Cities will understand the basics of capital stacks and funding structures for projects; possible matching grant requirements and allowable uses; and applying this understanding towards developing a draft project budget with matching sources and potential new sources of funding.

Planning

View the Module 5 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 5 Slide Deck

Implementation

View the Module 5 Peer Learning Session
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Module 6

Writing and Packaging a Strong Grant

Cities will understand how to produce a compelling grant narrative and package grant documents and supporting materials consistent with the funding opportunity requirements.

Planning

View the Module 6 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 6 Slide Deck

Implementation

View the Module 6 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 6 Slide Deck

Important Announcement

FY24 NOFO Amendment

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is open.

The FY 2024 NOFO has multiple deadlines, depending on the grant type:

    • April 17, 2024: Deadline for the Pre-Application Action Plan Review for Implementation Grant applicants.
    • April 24, 2024: *New* deadline for technical questions related to the FY24 SS4A NOFO
    • May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Sole deadline for Implementation Grants. Deadline #2 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.
    • August 29, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #3 for Planning and Demonstration Grants. NOFO closes.

Module 7

Post Submission: Long Term Capacity Building

Once the applications have been submitted, cities develop plans to successfully administer the grant including how best to (re)-organize local institutional processes.

Planning

❯  Register for Coaching Session

    • Wednesday, May 8:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

❯  Register for 1-on-1 Consultation

    • Thursday, May 9:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    • Tuesday, May 14: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
View the Module 7 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 7 Slide Deck

Implementation

❯  Register for Coaching Session

    • Wednesday, May 8:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

❯  Register for 1-on-1 Consultation

    • Thursday, May 9:  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    • Tuesday, May 14:  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
View the Module 7 Peer Learning Session
Download the Module 7 Slide Deck

Bootcamp Calendar