National Priority Safety Programs

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$1,874,500,000.00
Bureau Name National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding Mechanism Formula Grant
New? No
Funding Mechanism Formula Grant

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability 4 year
Recipients States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for most grants.
Program Description To encourage States to address national priorities for reducing highway deaths and injuries through occupant protection programs, State traffic safety information system improvements, impaired driving countermeasures, passage of effective laws to reduce distracted driving, implementation of motorcyclist safety programs, and non-motorist safety programs. Two new grant programs were introduced to improve roadside safety and driver and officer safety grants.
Eligible Uses To be specified in the implementing regulation. link
Statutory Location 24101; 24102
Federal Cost Share Requirement 80 percent Federal / 20 percent non-Federal