Traffic & Safety

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) - Local Program

The HSIP-Secondary program has been renamed HSIP-Local. Based on input from Iowa DOT Local Systems and Systems Planning Bureaus, as well as County, City, and MPO/RPA stakeholders, the HSIP-Local program will now also be eligible to Cities (particularly for jurisdictions with City roadways with similar rural cross-sections). In addition, the annual HSIP-Local funding level is increasing from $2 million to $5 million per year. The program will remain Federal-aid “Swap” funds (State funds).

This program promotes the installation of low-cost, systemic improvements. The program has the goal of reducing two types of crashes: lane departure crashes, and intersection crashes.

The systemic approach installs low-cost countermeasures along an entire corridor or at multiple intersections with similar characteristics rather than treating a single location with a demonstrated crash history. Systemic projects could include many locations and could even include neighboring or multiple counties/jurisdictions.

Agencies interested in participating must submit the above application via email to the Safety Programs Engineer. Applications for projects to be let in State Fiscal Year 2024 are due December 30, 2022

All applications received by the due date will be considered for funding. Additional information may be requested in order to support a funding decision. Applicants should expect to be notified of a funding decision within 30 days.

As with the HSIP-Secondary program, project development activities must comply with all State and Iowa DOT Federal-aid Swap requirements. Agreements will be prepared with the Iowa DOT Local Systems Bureau, project funds will be provided to the local public agency on a reimbursement basis, and project plans must be let through the Iowa DOT.

Program questions may be submitted to the Safety Programs Engineer.  


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