Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Funds transportation safety infrastructure projects and at times, Local Road Safety Plans. The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core federal-aid program 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.


Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Grants

The goal of the annual program is to prevent serious injury and death resulting from motor vehicle crashes so that all roadway users arrive at their destination safely. Using Federal Highway Safety Program funds, OTS partners with political subdivisions of the state to address California’s highway safety needs at the state, county, and local level. OTS cannot directly fund a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; however, these entities are eligible for funding through a “host” government agency (subrecipient) as a contractor. Generally transportation safety education and encouragement activities and events can be funded via these grants. For more information visit the OTS Grants webpage.


Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) Grants

SCAG’s SCP provides direct technical assistance to SCAG member jurisdictions to complete planning and policy efforts that enable implementation of the regional Sustainable Communities Strategy. Grants are available to develop active transportation and safety plans.