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Safety

Resource Collection

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program, with $5 billion in appropriated funds over five years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Cities are eligible for two types of grants through SS4A. Planning grants support cities in developing or updating a comprehensive safety action plan. Implementation grants support cities to carry out projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan.

    Planning Safe Streets and Roads for All

    This session featured Mayor Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, MI; Mayor Beverly Burks of Clarkston, GA; Mayor Jim Ross of Arlington, TX; Nicole Hefty, Dearborn’s Director of Philanthropy and Grants; and, Ann Foss, Arlington’s Planning and Programming Manager who discussed their cities’ application process and strategies for cities that are looking to apply. This session also featured Jeff Price, Transportation Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Transportation; and Ryan Russo, Principal at Together Project LLC who emphasized the impact that Planning and Demonstration Grants can have on cities.

    Review key insights, resources, and materials shared during our 1/30 Planning Safe Streets for All Webinar!

      Tackling Inequity through SS4A

      5 Winning Strategies for Tackling Inequity through SS4A Grant Applications

      Webinar Q&A and Slides – Safe Streets and Roads for All: Equity Deep Dive for Mayors (7/19/2022)
      A deep dive into the SS4A program with a specific focus on how this program can help cities fund and achieve equitable outcomes. 

         Insights from SS4A Winners

        Webinar Recording – Safe Streets and Roads for All: Insights from 2022 Winners (5/9/2023)
        Tips and best practices from federal experts who choose the 2022 SS4A winning projects, and local leaders who submitted winning proposals.

        5 Winning Strategies for Planning and Demonstration Grants under Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)

        Examples of Winning SS4A Applications
        Local Infrastructure Hub communities have graciously shared copies of their winning applications with their peers.

          Innovative Solutions for Safe Streets

          Webinar Summary – Tech and Innovation Center Series: Innovative Solutions for Safe Streets (4/12/2023)
          Success stories from two cities that won SS4A grants and are mobilizing new technology and data sources for safer streets. 

            SS4A Grant Application Bootcamp Materials

            Grant Application Bootcamps are designed to provide an overview of the SS4A competitive grant opportunities (both Action Plan and Implementation Plan), guide you through the application process, and present actionable steps that can be taken to submit a strong application. They include presentations from the Grant Bootcamp webinars with information on how to apply for federal funds and relevant tools and templates that can be applied to your grant application. The materials focus on how to build a community engagement plan, how to leverage community assets, how to effectively incorporate data into the grant application process, and how to construct a budget and a strong grant narrative.

            SS4A Fact Sheet

            SS4A Action Planning Bootcamp Materials

            SS4A Implementation Planning Bootcamp Materials

              Brownfields Program

              This grant program is targeted to help return brownfields to productive use, and to train residents on working or restoring brownfields, which are areas affected by contaminants, pollutants, hazard waste and etc.

                Brownfields Grant Application Bootcamp Materials

                With a mix of webinars, practical tools, and templates, the Grant Application Bootcamp materials are designed to provide an overview of the Brownfields FY22 opportunity, guide you through the application process, and present actionable steps that can be taken to submit a strong application. 

                Brownfields Fact Sheet