These resources help senior State Highway Safety Office staff administer their programs in compliance with federal regulations. Additional resources are available through GHSA's member portal at my.ghsa.org (login required).
NHTSA Final Rule - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (FY 2024 – 2026)
Materials to help SHSOs develop Highway Safety Plans under the February 6, 2023 Final Rule are available in the Members Only section of this website (login required), under "Legislative and Regulatory Info," including:
- Recordings and Slides from NHTSA's Training Webinars
- An HSP/Annual Grant Application Quick Review Checklist
- GHSA Policy and Procedures Manual Chapter II. Planning (use in place of prior (outdated) GHSA HSP Guidance)
- Summaries, commentary and redlined versions of NHTSA's Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
- Summary and text of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
States began conducting this annual attitude survey in FY 2010. The survey contains nine questions on occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.
GHSA has worked with NHTSA to identify performance measures for traffic safety, bicycles and state traffic records systems that SHSOs can use in their HSPs and ARs.
This page includes information SHSOs need to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements.
This manual is a guide to assist staff in administering the NHTSA traffic safety grant program in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The Manual has been updated to include the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the NHTSA Final Rule issued February 6, 2023.
FAST Act (FY 2016 – 2023)
This guidance document is intended to assist SHSOs in developing their Annual Reports (ARs). DISCLAIMER: This document has not yet been updated to include the NHTSA Final Rule issued February 6, 2023.
GHSA and NHTSA collaborated to create these resources to assist State Highway Safety Offices in assessing and reporting the results of achieving the performance targets in their required Annual Report. DISCLAIMER: The status of these documents for the FY24 Triennial Highway Safety Plan and the FY23 Annual Report has not yet been determined (March 7, 2023).
This document is intended to help State Highway Safety Offices craft their federally required annual Highway Safety Plans (HSPs). DISCLAIMER: This document has not yet been updated to include the NHTSA Final Rule issued February 6, 2023. It was last updated in May 2020.
This document provides advice regarding the annual calculation of maintenance of effort (MOE) required of the states to qualify for three of the Section 405 grant programs.
State Highway Safety Office Organization
This section contains information about the organization and operations of SHSOs across the country. Some materials may be especially useful for new Governor's Representatives or Highway Safety Coordinators.
This page lists the highway safety offices of all 50 states, U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, along with their websites.
State Profiles can be found in the Members Only section of the GHSA website (login required). These pages provide information about the organization of SHSOs throughout the United States, including the placement of the SHSO within state government and key contact information.
This document provides sample job descriptions for typical positions that exist within State Highway Safety Offices. It complements the GHSA State Profiles by providing specific information regarding the job duties of the staff positions referenced.
Requirements for the organization and staffing of SHSOs vary widely depending on a myriad of factors. These descriptions should be used as a reference by states to be adapted to their specific needs.
Resources for New GRs and Coordinators
- New GR and Coordinators’ Checklist This chart lists critical processes for early review by new state highway safety Governor's Representatives (GRs) and Highway Safety Coordinators, including specific documents to review and links to resources.
- What a Governor's Representative Does Provided by Troy Costales (Ore.), this document covers the core responsibilities of a GR. New GRs and coordinators can use it to familiarize themselves with their new job.
- Roles of the Governor's Representative for Highway Safety (GR) and State Safety Offices Provided by Chris Craig (Fla.), this document details roles and rules for the Governor’s Representative, Chief Safety Officer and Traffic Safety Administrator.
Other GHSA Resources
Webinars (Login Required)
View presentations given during past GHSA member webinars. Topics range from highway safety program management to effective communications strategies. New webinars are posted here after they have been presented.
To view publicly available GHSA webinars, including those on GHSA publications, visit our webinar channel.
- The Art of Appropriate Evaluation: A Guide for Highway Safety Program Managers: Covers what type of evaluation is reasonable for different programs, how to maximize the success an evaluation and where to go for help; contains a glossary of basic evaluation terms.
- Uniform Guidelines for State Highway Safety Programs: Offers direction to states in formulating their plans for highway safety efforts supported with Section 402 and other grant funds, providing a framework for developing a balanced highway safety program and tools to assess program effectiveness.
- Partnering with State Highway Safety Offices: Tips and Tactics for Success: Resource for community groups wishing to partner with State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) that explains how SHSOs develop their programs and provides examples of how community groups can be effective partners.
- NHTSA Highway Safety Grant Management Resources Site: This site provides information to assist state and federal professionals in managing highway safety grant programs administered by NHTSA.
- Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Audit Clearinghouse: Supports OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements.