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File #: 22-5635    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Office of the County Engineer for approval to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for grant funds in the amount of $30 million, with a required match of $7.5 million, for the FY 2022 Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Program.
Attachments: 1. 22-5635 OCE-SS4A Grant.pdf
Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Dr. Milton Rahman, PhD, P.E., PMP, CFM, County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of the County Engineer for approval to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for grant funds in the amount of $30 million, with a required match of $7.5 million, for the FY 2022 Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Program.
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Background and Discussion:
SS4A is a discretionary grant program providing up to $30 million per application for Fiscal Year 2022 in dedicated funding to support regional and local projects and strategies that will prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries in the applicant's jurisdiction. The Harris County application includes twelve corridor safety projects that are in the top 20 percent of the roadway segments in the County's High Injury Network (HIN). The HIN is ranked by the number of fatalities and serious injuries in crashes for cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The twelve project locations included in the County's SS4A Implementation Grant Application are selected based on the corridor's high number of fatalities and injuries and the high percent of population in DOT's disadvantaged census tracts, which is an important application scoring criteria by DOT. The corridor safety improvements in the County's proposed projects include raised medians, bike lanes, sidewalks, roadway reconfigurations, access management, and intersection improvements.

Expected Impact:
The submission of this application will allow Harris County the opportunity to obtain $30 million in federal grant funding with a local match of ...

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