Safe Streets and Roads for All Overview
The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law with $5B in appropriated funds over five years. The program, administered by USDOT, funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
The program has awarded federal grants to more than 1,000 communities in all 50 states and Puerto Rico for planning, demonstration, and implementation activities.
Applications for the next round of SS4A grants are anticipated to open in February 2024.
The Local Infrastructure Hub is highlighting Tampa’s implementation of their Vision Zero Action Plan, with funding from the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, to illustrate how cities across the country can use program funding. The City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and their Metropolitan Planning Organization, Plan Hillsborough, have all received grant awards through this program to support the realization of their Vision Zero Action Plan and associated safety interventions.
Considerations for municipal leaders
- What are the systemic risk factors for traffic safety in the community?
- What groups are overrepresented in traffic safety data and why?
- What specific roadways, intersections, and geographic areas are overrepresented in traffic safety data and why?
- Who is responsible for roadway design and maintenance on your most impacted roadways?
- How do “Vision Zero” and other safety initiatives fit into local and regional transportation priorities?
- How can roadway design be aligned with land-use planning and zoning to ensure safety for all users and mode types?