Highway Safety Grant Programs
NHTSA provides grants to states so states can conduct effective highway safety programs.
NHTSA's Office of Regional Operations and Program Delivery (ROPD) administers over $500 million in grant programs annually to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Under Section 405, NHTSA awards grants for occupant protection, State traffic safety information systems, impaired driving countermeasures, distracted driving, motorcyclist safety, State graduated driver licensing laws, and non-motorized safety. Also included is a revised racial profiling grant program (Section 1906). Regional offices help States use data to identify their highway safety problems, evaluate safety programs and activities, and provide technical assistance and training to State program managers.
State Highway Safety Documents
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, includes funding for traffic safety grants.
- Final Rule: Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs
- Final Rule: Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs - Questions and Answers
- Final Rule - Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs - Webinar Feb 2023
- Final Rule - Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs - Webinar Feb 2023 - Public Participation Pt1
- Final Rule - Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs - Webinar Feb 2023 - Public Participation Pt2
- FY 2023 Grants Determination and Deficiencies in State Applications
- FY 2022 Grants Determination and Deficiencies in State Applications
- FY 2022 Grant Funding Table
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act.” It was the first law enacted in over 10 years that provided long-term funding certainty for surface transportation, meaning States and local governments can move forward with critical transportation projects, like new highways and transit lines, with the confidence that they will have a Federal partner over the long term. The FAST Act authorized $2.7 billion in funding for the Section 402 Highway Safety Programs and Section 405 National Priority Safety Programs for fiscal years 2016 through 2020.
- FY 2021 State Grant Determinations
- FY 2021 Grant Funding Table
- FY 2020 State Grant Determinations
- FY 2020 Grant Funding Table
- FY 2019 State Grant Determinations
- FY 2019 Grant Funding Table
- FY 2018 State Grants Determinations
- FY 2018 Grant Funding Table
- FY 2018 Fast Act Forms
- Automated Traffic Enforcement System Surveys
- FY 2017 Grant Determinations
- FY 2017 Grant Funding Table
- FY 2016 Grant Funding Table
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
MAP-21 provides $1.3 billion for highway safety grant programs. It was enacted on July 6, 2012, and restructured existing grant programs administered by NHTSA. MAP-21 specifies a single application deadline for all highway safety grants and requires that all states have a performance-based highway safety program.
Safety Grant Program Archive