HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - LOCAL (HSIP-LOCAL)
The HSIP-Local program provides Federal-aid Swap (State) funds to Counties and Cities for low-cost to medium-cost systemic safety improvements. HSIP-Local program funding is $5 million/year for FY2023-2027.
This program promotes the installation of low-cost to medium-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 to medium-cost countermeasures along an entire corridor or at multiple intersections with similar characteristics rather than treating a single location based on demonstrated crash history (see TSIP projects). Systemic projects may include a continuous corridor, multiple locations, or include neighboring or multiple counties/jurisdictions.
Common projects have included sign and post reflectivity, upgraded pavement markings, centerline and shoulder/edge line rumble strips, paved shoulders and guardrail. With the expansion of HSIP-Secondary to cities as HSIP-Local, this program is also a good candidate for roadway reconfiguration projects (e.g. 4- to-3-lane conversions) and pedestrian-crossing improvements. Additional examples and typical crash-reduction factors (CRFs) are included on the application.
Agencies interested in participating must submit the above
application via email to the
Safety Programs Engineer. Applications
are due by
for the following fiscal year (e.g. November 2023 applications are
for State FY 2025).
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 of the deadline.
As with the former 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 (LPA) on a
reimbursement basis, and project plans must be let through the Iowa DOT. The
project will need to be activated in TPMS and included in (or amended to add)
in MPO/RPA TIP. (Additional DOT Local Systems Bureau Federal-aid Swap
information can be found at
and I.M. 1.150 Attachment A – Federal-Aid Swap
Program questions may be submitted to the Safety Programs Engineer (515)-239-1267.