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Press Release: 24-0005

Contact: Shannon McCarthy, 907-744-7360,

Alaska DOT&PF HSO Announces Funding Opportunities to Enhance Road Safety
HSP invites communities to submit applications to improve safety across Alaska.

Photo: Riding along North Douglas Highway's bike lane in Juneau
Riding along North Douglas Highway's bike lane, Juneau.
Photo by Julius Adolfsson, Alaska DOT&PF

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Highway Safety Office (HSO) announces the availability of Alaska Highway Safety Office grants, which are open to a wide range of organizations, and focus on behavioral safety changes to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries.

Eligible projects may include initiatives to reduce impaired driving, increase occupant protection, such as seatbelts and child car seats, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety. The application period is open from March 15 through April 30.

Visit Alaska DOT&PF Highway Safety Office for more information and details of how to attend a virtual information meeting on April 11, 2024.

The HSO is also sharing information on several other roadway safety funding opportunities for public awareness including the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and the federal Safe Streets for All (SS4A) grants.

HSIP funding supports data driven infrastructure projects that can be shown to effectively reduce serious injuries and fatalities. Emphasis is placed on using crash data to identify and address high-risk areas. Communities may collaborate with the regional Traffic and Safety Engineers to nominate projects.

The SS4A grant program supports regional, local, and Tribal initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Projects can range from developing safety action plans to direct implementation of safety measures. The SS4A grant application period is currently open. More information may be found here: Alaska Federal Funding.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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