SHSO Programs & Funding
Highway Safety ProgramsThe Highway Safety Act of 1966 authorized the first federal highway safety program–the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program (or Section 402). Since then, Congress has revised national highway safety grant programs many times through reauthorizing legislation, creating new incentive grants, penalties and sanctions.
MAP-21 Behavioral Highway Safety Programs
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) is the surface transportation bill that authorized the federal surface transportation programs – including highway safety programs – for Federal Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. (The federal fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.) It operated under special extentions until it was replaced by the FAST Act in December, 2015.
SAFETEA-LU Behavioral Highway Safety Programs
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized highway safety programs for Federal Fiscal Years 2006 - 2009. It operated under special extentions until it was replaced by MAP-21 in 2012.
State highway safety programs are funded through federal appropriations. State laws can impact the amount and type of funding that states receive for different programs.
The charts linked below summarize the amount of highway safety funding allocated to the states and territories from FY 2006 through FY 2015. Amounts are broken down by program.