GHSA Policies and Procedures Manual

Policies and Procedures Manual table of contents
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NOTE: The Policy Manual has not been updated to include the NHTSA FAQ issued in April and revised in May 2020 on the impact of the national emergency on the highway safety grant programs for FY20 and FY21.

See below for the latest revision dates. Additions have been underlined for ease of identification. The April 2021 update includes the April 2021 NHTSA Q&A on the impact of recent Uniform Guidance revisions on highway safety grant programs. All links were reviewed and some minor technical edits also made.

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, 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.

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Table of Contents April 2021
Chapter I: Introduction April 2021
Chapter II: Planning January 2022
Chapter III: Project Development April 2021
Chapter IV: Grant Selection and Execution April 2021
Chapter V: Grant Administration and Management April 2021
Chapter VI: Fiscal Procedures April 2021
Chapter VII: Annual Report (AR) April 2021
Chapter VIII: Closeout April 2021
Glossary: Definitions and Acronyms April 2021
Appendices April 2021
Index April 2021
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SHSO Administration Tools