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Safe Streets and Roads for All

US Department of Transportation ~ Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A)

FY23 Planning & Demonstration Grants


Program Overview:

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Over $3 billion is still available for future funding rounds.

The SS4A program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and its goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe System Approach.


Haines Borough & Metlakatla Indian Community

 proHNS provided grant writing services to raise funding under this program for two rural communities in Southeast Alaska: the Haines Borough and Metlakatla Indian Community (MIC). Both communities received funding to develop new Safety Action Plans: the Haines Borough, in partnership with the Chilkoot Indian Association, was awarded $198,768, while MIC was awarded $199,248.

Both plans will apply a risk-based approach to identify and prioritize safety improvements in locations with the highest risk of crashes, with countermeasures aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of crashes. The plans will serve as a road map for implementing concrete, evidence-based solutions to ensure all roads in the plan-defined areas are pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicle-friendly for locals and visitors by 2028. The ultimate goal of the plans and their eventual implementation is to eliminate fatalities and serious-injury crashes in the Haines Borough and MIC.

Activities funded under these awards include:

  • Completion of a Safety Analysis for road safety issues
  • Coordination and implementation of extensive community and stakeholder engagement
  • Assessment of current policies and procedures
  • Creation of a prioritized list of projects and strategies
  • Establishment of evidence-based, quantitative methods for measuring progress and outcome data