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Safe Streets for All Program (SS4A)- A Conversation with ITE Leadership

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Webinar Description:
ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati and ITE Deputy Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer Jeff Lindley will be hosting a conversation with interested members on the new Safe Streets for All Program (SS4A) discretionary grant program contained within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act/Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA/BIL). Recognizing that the intended recipients for this program may be less experienced in preparing discretionary grant applications and administering Federal-aid funding, USDOT has reached out to ITE and other associations for insights on assistance needed by potential recipients.

ITE, through its IIJA/BIL webpage and eCommunity has been providing information on the SS4A (and other IIJA/BIL programs) as it becomes available. However, we would like to use this opportunity to learn more from ITE public agency members, and consultants who may be supporting these members in preparing grant applications, with regard to the questions or concerns you may have about participating in this program. This was an opportunity for Jeff Paniati and Jeff Lindley to share some tips and insights based on their Federal careers and involvement in other discretionary grant programs.

While a short overview of the SS4A program was provided at the start of the conversation, the purpose of this session is not to provide a tutorial on the SS4A or in preparing a grant application. A document is provided with information from USDOT provides comprehensive supporting materials and information on how to sign up for webinars (document available under Resources tab above). This conversation will center on questions or concerns that ITE can share with USDOT and the identification of any support that ITE (staff, Councils or committees) can provide to its members in accessing SS4A funding in 2022 and beyond.

SS4A Summary
The purpose of SS4A grant program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and project implementation focused on the needs of all users. The SS4A program is funded at $1 billion annually for five years. Two types of grants will be provided:

  • Action Plan Grants provide Federal funds to develop, complete, or supplement a comprehensive safety action plan. Having an Action Plan in place is the foundation of the SS4A grant program. The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, Tribe, or region. In 2022, 40% of available funds ($400 million) will be used to support Action Plans.
  • Implementation Grants provide Federal funds to implement projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan to address a roadway safety problem. Projects and strategies may be infrastructure, behavioral, and/or operational activities. Implementation Grants may also fund associated planning and design and supplemental Action Plan activities in support of an existing Action Plan. Applicants must have an existing Action Plan to apply for Implementation Grants or have an existing plan that is substantially similar and meets the eligibility requirements.
Applications for fiscal year 2022 funding are due on September 15, 2022

Eligible recipients include:
  1. A metropolitan planning organization (MPO);
  2. A political subdivision of a State (e.g., cities, towns, counties, special districts, and similar units of local government);
  3. A federally recognized Tribal government; or
  4. A multijurisdictional group of entities described in (1) through (3).

Webinar Fees:
Free to all ITE Members
Non-Members: $79.00
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Policies:  Registration for webinar includes access to the archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant. 

Last Day to Register: September 25, 2022

Contributors

  • Jeffrey Paniati, P.E., Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer | ITE

    In October 2015, Mr. Paniati became the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, an international membership association of more than 15,500 transportation professionals who work to improve safety and mobility for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities.

    Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Paniati had a 32-year career with the Federal Highway Administration, including holding senior leadership positions in the areas of system management and operations, intelligent transportation systems, and highway safety. He served as Executive Director from 2008–2015.
    Mr. Paniati has received numerous honor awards, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive. He has been inducted into the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers, the ITS America Hall of Fame, and the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame.

    Mr. Paniati has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of ITE and a registered professional engineer.

  • Jeff Lindley, P.E., Deputy Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC

    Jeffrey Lindley currently serves as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, where he leads the development and delivery of technical activities focused on serving the needs of the Institute’s nearly 16,000 members. Prior to joining ITE in October 2016, he completed a 31-year career with the Federal Highway Administration, serving in a variety of technical and leadership positions, including California Division Administrator, Associate Administrator for Safety, and Associate Administrator for Operations. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered engineer in the State of Virginia.

July 20, 2022
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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