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KDOT Supports Applications for ‘Safe Streets and Roads for All’ Grants

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By the Kansas Department of Transportation

 

KANSAS — The Kansas Department of Transportation encourages counties, cities, towns, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and federally recognized Tribal governments to apply for the U.S. DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program. The SS4A program provides an opportunity to leverage federal and state funding to support planning, infrastructure, behavioral and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets.

To assist groups with applications and learn more about the program, KDOT will host a webinar from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VmcQRVsHRJiTXVOCb4yAeQ.

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with details on how to join the webinar. The webinar will also be recorded and posted at https://www.ksdot.gov/ss4a/programinformation.asp within two business days of the webinar.

There are two types of grants – the first is Planning and Demonstration Grants, which help develop, complete or supplement a safety action plan, or to carry out demonstration activities. The three application deadlines for Planning and Demonstration Grants are:

  • April 4 (request KDOT letter of support by March 15)
  • May 16 (request KDOT letter of support by April 26)
  • Aug. 29 (request KDOT letter of support by Aug. 9)

The application deadline for Implementation Grants is May 16 – they help implement projects and strategies addressing a roadway safety problem. The U.S. DOT is offering a pre-application review for Implementation Grants, which must be submitted by April 17. Unsuccessful Implementation Grant applicants may apply for a Planning and Demonstration Grant in the final round on Aug. 29.

The SS4A program supports the Kansas Drive to Zero Coalition’s goal of zero roadway fatalities using a Safe System Approach. In 2024, the Kansas Infrastructure Hub will take a prominent role in the match program, offering technical support and encouraging agencies to apply for local match funds from the Build Kansas Fund.

For questions regarding local match funds or technical assistance, please contact [email protected]. For other questions, please contact KDOT#[email protected].

You can also read here for more information about the grants: ProgramInformation (ksdot.gov)