California Department of Transportation

Calls for Projects HSIP and SSARP

There are two different funding programs: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP).

Phase 2 SSARP Call-for-Applications announced April 21, 2016. Deadline to submit: May 27, 2016. NEW

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

The California local HSIP program funds local highway safety improvement projects. Normally an HSIP call-for-projects is made at an interval of one to two years. The applicant must be a city, a county, or a tribal government federally recognized with the State of California. The timing and size of the call is determined by the program apportionments, HSIP FTIP capacity and the delivery of the existing HSIP projects.

The next HSIP call for project (Cycle 8) is expected to be announced the first part of May, 2016. On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Caltrans and FHWA will host a webinar to help local agencies in preparing the applications for Cycle 8 HSIP. Click here to for more information.

          COMING SOON: HSIP Cycle 8 Call for Projects
               (Information below is subject to change)
  • Anticipated Announcement: May, 2016
  • Application Due: August, 2016
  • Call Size: Approximately $150 million of HSIP funds
  • Applications per Agency: No limit
  • Maximum HSIP Funds per Application: $10 million
  • Maximum HSIP Funds per Agency: $10 million
  • Minimum B/C required: 3.5
Local agencies are encouraged to act early and be ready to respond to this upcoming Call for Projects. Click here to review documents from HSIP Cycle 7 Call for projects.

Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP)

$10 million from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) was set aside and exchanged for state funds to implement a new safety analysis program, the Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP). The intent of the SSARP is to assist local agencies in performing collision analysis, identifying safety issues on their roadway network, and developing a list of systemic low-cost countermeasures that can be used to prepare future HSIP and other safety program applications.

Caltrans announced SSARP Phase 2 Call for Applications on April 21, 2016. The application due date is Friday, May 27, 2016. Please read the SSARP Guidelines and the Application Form Instructions before you start to prepare your applications. Applications received or postmarked after May 27, 2016 will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted to the attention of your Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE).

If an agency has submitted an application during Phase 1, they should not submit a new application. Of the $10M set aside for this program, $4M will be released for Phase 1 and successful agencies will be notified within the next few weeks. Unselected applications from Phase 1 will be combined with applications received during Phase 2 and the remaining $6M will be released at that time.

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