National Center for Rural Road Safety

Want to apply for BIL funding but not sure how? Register for this National League of Cities’ federal application bootcamp for training

BOZEMAN, MONTANA – 12/8/2022 – With $5 billion available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program, the National Center for Rural Road Safety encourages rural governments to register for an upcoming bootcamp that will help maximize their chances of qualifying for BIL grant funding. 

Through its web-based Local Infrastructure Hub (localinfrastructure.org), the National League of Cities has set up a bootcamp that is designed to help underserved local governments with populations of 150,000 residents are fewer navigate through the federal grant application process and take advantage of BIL grant opportunities.

Participants will receive a range of support from NLC, from individualized coaching sessions to peer-to-peer learning, and more. The three- to four-month bootcamp will also place a major emphasis on helping communities understand federal priorities, such as equity and sustainability, and then incorporate these and other desired outcomes into submissions.

The deadline to register is Dec. 16. Register here.

What SS4A grants are available?

Action Planning – Hundreds of action planning grants ranging from $200,000 to $5 million will be available for developing or updating a comprehensive safety action plan to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. This grant is appropriate for communities of all sizes who can apply independently or with other local governments or their Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Implementation – Up to 100 implementation grants ranging from $3 million to $30 million will be available for carrying out projects and strategies identified in an “action plan” to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

For registration or more information about eligibility requirements, bootcamp timelines, and what to expect, visit the Local Infrastructure Hub at localinfrastructure.org/application-bootcamp.

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