Nebraska Office of Highway
A Section of NDOR Traffic Engineering Division
In March 2015, the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS)
announced the availability of project grant contract applications for
federal fiscal year 2016 projects. State and local government
agencies and non-profit organizations that are targeting traffic
fatality and injury crash prevention activity in any or all of the 22
priority counties listed below will be given preferential consideration
in grant award applications.
NHTSA BUY AMERICA ACT
REQUIREMENT - Click Here
for more information
Each item purchased with federal funds MUST
meet the following:
The NHTSA Buy America Act prohibits the use of Federal highway safety grant funds
to purchase steel, iron or manufactured products, unless these products are
produced in the United States. The Secretary of Transportation
determines that such domestic purchases would be inconsistent with the
public interest; that such materials are not reasonably available and of a
satisfactory quality; or that inclusion of domestic materials will increase
the cost of the overall project contact by more than 25 percent. Clear
justification for the purchase of non-domestic items must be in the form of
a waiver request submitted to and approved by the Secretary of
Failure to comply
with the NHTSA Buy America Act will result in denial of reimbursement using
federal grant funds. Contact the NOHS at 402-471-2515 if you have questions.
Projects or activities considered for
funding assistance are aimed at reducing fatal and serious injury
crashes within the traffic safety areas of alcohol, occupant protection,
youth, and speed. Through crash data analysis, the following 22
counties and their communities have been identified as “Priority
Counties” for fiscal year 2016 funding. Nebraska 2013 data will
to be the most current data for FY2016 Plan. Data for State and Counties
for 2009 thru 2013 can be found on the Traffic Records Data link below.
- Projects may be funded for up to one year beginning October 1 through September 30 (which corresponds with the federal fiscal year).
Prior to completing a project grant contract
application; every state, county, community, law enforcement agency, organization, etc. eligible to apply and receive federal funding must read and comply with the guidelines of the "Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures."
Click to download the
“Grant Contract Proposal
Guide and Policies and Procedures”
for FY2016 projects.
Deadline - applications must be received by the NOHS on or before
March 31, 2015,
Applicants will be notified of project approval or denial no later than
July 1, 2015, for FY2016.
For additional statistics or a copy of “Grant Contract Proposal Guide and Policies and Procedures," contact Traffic Safety Specialist Linda Kearns by clicking