Highway Safety Research & Development

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$970,000,000.00
Bureau Name National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding Mechanism Grants, Cooperative Agreements, Contracts
New? No
Funding Mechanism Grants, Cooperative Agreements, Contracts

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability 4 year
Recipients States, Counties, Cities / Townships, Special Districts, Tribal Governments (Federally recognized), Tribal Governments (other than Federally recognized), Independent School Districts, Public Higher-Ed Institutions, Private Higher-Ed Institutions, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, Nonprofits - without 501(c)(3) status, Small Businesses, Businesses (other than small businesses), and / or Individuals
Program Description The Highway Safety Research and Development program is authorized under 23 U.S.C. 403. Research and development activities with respect to (1) highway and traffic safety systems and conditions, (2) human behavioral factors and their effect on highway and traffic safety, (3) evaluation of the effectiveness of countermeasures to increase highway and traffic safety, (4) development of technologies to detect drug impaired drivers, (5) driver education programs, State laws on highway and traffic safety; Cooperative research and evaluation to research and evaluate priority highway safety countermeasures; Collaborative research on in-vehicle technology to prevent alcohol-impaired driving; Education campaign to reduce incidence of vehicular heatstroke of children; Grant program to develop and implement State processes for informing consumers of recalls; and Evaluation of innovative highway safety countermeasures.
Eligible Uses TBD via Notice of Funding Opportunity link
Statutory Location 24101; 24103
Federal Cost Share Requirement Up to 100 percent Federal