Traffic and Safety

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) - Secondary Program


  • Program now funded with state funds instead of federal funds
  • Applications for FY 2021 projects due by Nov. 15, 2019

The Iowa DOT has collaborated with the Iowa County Engineers Association to develop a county-focused highway safety program, HSIP-Secondary. The HSIP-Secondary Program awards $2 million in HSIP-SWAP funds (state funds) for safety projects on the county road system.

This program promotes the installation of low cost, systemic improvements. The key focus of the program is to reduce lane departure crashes by funding projects in the $10,000 per mile cost range. The systemic approach installs countermeasures along an entire corridor, in lieu of treating only a problem location. Systemic projects could include many miles across a county, and even include neighboring counties or multiple counties.

Counties 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 2021 must be received by November 15, 2019

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.

Project development activities must comply with all state requirements, and project plans must be let at the Iowa DOT.

Program questions may be submitted to the Safety Programs Engineer.