State and Community Highway Safety
To provide a coordinated national highway safety program to reduce traffic crashes, deaths, injuries, and property damage.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: Awarded grants to all States, Territories, DC and the BIA to improve traffic safety programs and reduce deaths and injuries on our highways. Fiscal Year 2015: Awarded grants to all States, Territories, DC and the BIA to improve traffic safety programs and reduce deaths and injuries on our highways. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (P.L. 112-141), Title I- Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act of 2012, Section 31105 , 23 U.S.C 402.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States, federally recognized Indian tribes, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands.
Political subdivisions, through the State Highway Safety Agencies.
Performance plan approved by the agency is required and Highway Safety plan, certification statement, and Program Cost Summary. State Plan due date is July 1 for the formula grant program. 2 CFR Part 200, Cost Principles. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
NHTSA Regional Administrators and FHWA Division Administrators review each State's Performance Plan and Highway Safety Plan. This program is exempt from the standard application forms required by the Government-wide Common Grant Rule for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments. Assistance from NHTSA and FHWA is continuously available to participants in this program. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submission of Highway Safety Plan covering State and community highway safety activities for the year to NHTSA regional offices.
Awards are made by NHTSA Regional Administrators.
Jul 01, 2015: The Highway Safety Plan is the Application. It is due to the Regional Office by July 1. Highway Safety Plans must be submitted by July 1 each year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. N/A.
Appeals of decisions by NHTSA Regional Administrators are to the NHTSA Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and Program Delivery.
Each year, States submit Performance Plans and Highway Safety Plans as part of continuing formula grant program.
How are proposals selected?
The Federal/State relationship for the highway safety grant program is a partnership. Each State is given flexibility in the administration of its own highway safety program. Federal funds are obligated in support of a highway safety program based on problems identified by the State. States have latitude in determining projects upon which they spend their Federal monies.
How may assistance be used?
Formula grant funds may be used for problems identified within the ninenational program areas of Alcohol and other Drug Countermeasures, Police Traffic Services Occupant Protection, Traffic Records, Emergency Medical Services Motorcycle Safety, Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety, Speed Control and Roadway Safety. Other program areas identified by a State as constituting a highway safety problem in that State, e.g., pupil transportation safety programs, may be eligible for Federal funding, as encompassing a major highway safety problem in the State and for which effective countermeasures have been identified. The law provides that at least 40 percent of these Federal funds apportioned to a State for any fiscal year will be expended by the political subdivisions of such State. The law provides that at least 40 percent of these Federal funds apportioned to a State for any fiscal year will be expended by the political subdivisions of such State.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
States are required to submit annual program reports to the Federal Highway Administration and to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are not applicable. SF-425, expenditure reports are done electronically in the NHTSA Grants Tracking System. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records relating to the program shall be retained for a period not less than 3 years from the date of submission of final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 49 CFR, Chapter 1240.11, 1240.12, 1240.13.
Matching Requirements: 75 percent apportioned on total resident population; 25 percent apportioned against public road mileage in States. Federal share shall not exceed 80 percent or applicable sliding scale.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Federal share is reimbursed on claims submitted in vouchers covering costs incurred. All participants have converted to the Electronic Transfer of funds method. Funds placed under obligation are available until expended. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regional office addresses.
Mary D. Gunnels 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NTI-200, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-2121.
(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 14 $230,652,758; FY 15 est $193,535,561; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
23 CFR Chapter II, State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program; Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Handbook of Highway Safety Design and Operating Practice, available from Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Funds will be used for programs to increase occupant restraint use including seat belts and child safety seats, decrease the incidence of impaired driving, to develop and improve traffic records systems, to improve EMS programs, to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes, to improve motorcycle rider safety and for selective traffic enforcement. Fiscal Year 2015: Funds will be used for programs to increase occupant protection use including seat belts and child safety seats, decrease the incidence of impaired driving, to develop and improve traffic records systems, to improve EMS programs, to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes, to improve motorcycle rider safety and for selective traffic enforcement. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available