|State or Federal?|
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Under FAST, the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), codified as Section 148 of Title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C §148), is a core federal-aid program to States for the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The Division of Local Assistance (DLA) manages California's local agency share of HSIP funds. California's Local HSIP focuses on infrastructure projects with nationally recognized crash reduction factors (CRFs). Local HSIP projects must be identified on the basis of crash experience, crash potential, crash rate, or other data-supported means.
There are six application categories (ACs) in this funding cycle: common benefit cost ratio (BCR) application, set-aside for high friction surface treatment, set-aside for guardrail upgrades, set-aide for horizontal curve signing, set-aside for pedestrian crossing enhancements, and set-aside for tribes.
|Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes|
|Application categories #1 and #2 require a BCR using the HSIP Analyzer. The other application categories do not require a BCR.|
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Aug 31, 2018|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|Apr 30, 2018|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|Annual or Multi-Year?|
|To assist local agencies’ efforts in preparing quality applications for HSIP Cycle 9, Caltrans and FHWA will hold a webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Information on how to register can be found at: http://dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_nowHSIP.htm|
|Generally the maximum federal reimbursement ratio for an HSIP project is 90%. This ratio can be 100% if all countermeasures of the project are eligible for 100% federal reimbursement per Section 4.2 of the Local Roadway Safety Manual (LRSM). If a project uses multiple countermeasures which have different maximum federal reimbursement ratios, the lowest ratio applies.|
|Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Division of Local Assistance|
|Total Amount Available for All Grants|
The total federal funds available for HSIP Cycle 9 is estimated at approximately $140 million to $160 million. The actual funding amount will depend on the delivery of the active HSIP projects by the end of the 2017/2018 Federal Fiscal Year.
Different application categories (ACs) have respective maximum award amounts per agency:
AC #1 and 2 combined: $10 million
AC #3: $1 million
AC #4: $250,000
AC #5: $250,000
AC #6: $250,000
Examples of previous HSIP applications can be found at: http://dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_nowHSIP.htm
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