Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1233    Version: 1 Name: CMAP Regional Safety Plan: SS4A Grant Application
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Joint resolution supporting an application by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grant for the creation of a regional and seven county-wide safety action plans.
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Joint resolution supporting an application by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grant for the creation of a regional and seven county-wide safety action plans.

Staff Summary
* United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) is currently accepting applications for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program; applicants can apply for planning or implementation grants.
* Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is applying for a joint planning grant to develop a regional and seven county-wide safety action plans.
* Once an agency has an approved safety action plan, they are eligible in future application cycles to apply for implementation grants through the SS4A program.
* The SS4A program is authorized for $6 billion in competitive grants over the next five years.
* This resolution supports CMAP's application to USDOT for a regional joint application and, if awarded, an agreement and appropriation of the required matching funds will be brought back to the Lake County Board for approval.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the United States recorded a 16-year high of fatal crashes in 2021, with an estimated 42,915 fatalities; and

WHEREAS, the State of Illinois has seen a 33 percent increase in fatal crashes between 2015 and 2021, including 1,333 in 2021; and

WHEREAS, Lake County recorded 36 fatal crashes in 2021; and

WHEREAS, the SS4A grant program, which invests up to $6 billion over five years to fund local efforts to reduce roadway crashes and fatalities, is currently accepting applications through the USDOT; and

WHEREAS, USDOT is authorized to award $1 billion in SS4A grants in Federal Fiscal Year 2022, pursuant to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and

WHEREAS, joint applications for planning grants are to be awarded for up to $5,000,000 maximum, on a competitive basis to develop safety action plans...

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