GHSA Policies and Procedures Manual

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See below for the latest revision dates. Additions have been underlined for ease of identification. The Manual has been updated to include the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the NHTSA Final Rule issued on February 6, 2023. GHSA has provided an update on new Uniform Guidance as of May 2024. Note that the documents below do not reflect this Guidance, which takes effect on October 1, 2024.

Best practice requires that the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) have in place a current policies and procedures manual which documents standard operating procedures and the management of the traffic safety program.

The purpose of this sample manual is to establish consistent program and project management procedures for staff and subrecipients to guide the administration of the states' traffic safety program in compliance with U.S. DOT and NHTSA regulations.

All files are in Microsoft Word format so staff can manipulate the content to best meet their needs. To begin, save the files to your computer and open them in Word.

Table of ContentsJune 2023
Chapter I: IntroductionApril 2023
Chapter II: PlanningJanuary 2024
Chapter III: Project DevelopmentApril 2023
Chapter IV: Grant Selection and ExecutionMay 2023
Chapter V: Grant Administration and ManagementOctober 2023
Chapter VI: Fiscal ProceduresApril 2023
Chapter VII: Annual Report (AR)May 2023
Chapter VIII: CloseoutApril 2023
Glossary: Definitions and AcronymsApril 2023
AppendicesApril 2023
IndexOctober 2023
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SHSO Administration Tools