California Department of Transportation

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Under FAST, the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), codified as Section 148 of Title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C §148), is a core federal-aid program to States 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.

Program Elements

For more details and information regarding California’s Local HSIP, see the links on the left navigation bar.

   Cycle 8 HSIP call for projects was announced on May 9, 2016. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 12, 2016. To help local agencies in preparing the applications for Cycle 8 HSIP, Caltrans and FHWA will host a webinar On May 19, 2016. Click here for the details.

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Last Updated: July 18, 2016

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