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Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Funding

WSDOT Local Programs administers Washington state's federal safety funds to jurisdictions in Washington State to use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury (pdf 78kb) crashes. Our programs include the City Safety Program and the County Safety Program. 
 
Funds come from the Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Program, from the Federal Transportation Act, currently known as Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST). FAST is the federal legislation for highway and transit programs. The program requires that states program and spend safety funds according to their Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Washington State's plan is called Target ZeroLearn more about HSIP. 

Other types of federal and state funding programs

City Safety Program

Next call for projects:
No funding is available at this time. The next call for projects will be in January 2018 and will be open to cities and towns that had fatal or serious crashes in the five year period from 2012-2016. Future calls will happen each even numbered year.

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on:

  • city streets in cities of any population.
  • state highways that serve as arterials within cities with population above 25,000.

Funded projects: For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a local project feature.

For more information: Contact the Traffic Services Manager .

County Safety Program

Next call for projects: A call for projects closed on May 31, 2017 and selections will be made this fall. The next call for projects will be in early 2019 and in future odd numbered years.

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to fund the design/preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction phases of projects that will use engineering countermeasures to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on county roads in counties with a prioritized local road safety plan.

Funded projects: For the status of a specific project, please use our Find a local project feature.

For more information: Contact the Technical Services Manager .