12 Traffic Grants You Need To Know About

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Grants can play an essential role in helping you get funding for your ITS projects.  From increasing safety to reducing traffic, these projects require funding to improve the quality of life in your community.

Sorting through all of the grants out there can be frustrating and time-consuming. To help streamline the process, we’ve put together a list of the top 12 grants.

1.) Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

The Stafford Act provides financial assistance after a major disaster via FEMA, for local, state and tribal governments. For areas with a major disaster declaration, these grants are available for governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. LEARN MORE. 

2.) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

Designed to promote safe and convenient walking and cycling, the FHWA program provides funding, policy guidance, program management and resources. For this grant, there are numerous opportunities available covering a wide spread of purposes and applications. LEARN MORE.

3.) Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants Program

The Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants Program provides funding for planning, direct research and demonstration grants for Automated Driving Systems and other driving automation systems and technologies. LEARN MORE.

4.) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant

Previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants, this grant focuses on rail, road, port and transit projects.  Congress has dedicated nearly $8 billion for state and local sponsors to fund projects. LEARN MORE.

5.) Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a Federal-aid program with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-state-owned roads and roads on tribal land. LEARN MORE.

6.) Safe Routes to Schools

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school. SRTS programs can be implemented by a department of transportation, metropolitan planning organization, local government, school district, or even a school. LEARN MORE.

 7.) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

Each year under the FAST Act, 2% of the available TTP funds are set aside to address transportation safety issues. TTPSF grants are available to federally recognized Indian tribes through a discretionary program. LEARN MORE.

8.) Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx)

The Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) Specification enables infrastructure owners and operators (IOOs) to make harmonized work zone data available for third party use. The intent is to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Specifically, the project aims to get data on work zones into vehicles to help automated driving systems (ADS) and human drivers navigate more safely. LEARN MORE.

9.) USDOT General Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers numerous grants for creating safer and more efficient transportation systems to improve the quality of life in communities across the country. LEARN MORE.

10.) Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)

The CMAQ program has provided more than $30 billion to fund over 30,000 transportation-related environmental projects for State DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations, and other sponsors throughout the U.S. LEARN MORE.

 11.) Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG)

The Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) provides flexible funding that may be used by States and localities for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals. LEARN MORE.

12.) Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. LEARN MORE.

There are millions of dollars available to help fund your traffic projects. Take advantage of this funding and begin applying today!