Federal Government Websites
The federal government publishes several websites relating to highway safety and providing resources for highway safety professionals.
The U.S. Congress authorizes and provides funding for federal highway safety programs.
|The Library of Congress - THOMAS
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Look up highway safety bills here.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Various federal government agencies regulate, administer and provide guidance for highway safety programs.
|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Provides a full listing of all federal programs available to state and local governments of the United States.
|Department of Education|
|Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
Helps campuses and communities address problems of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs by identifying effective strategies and programs based upon the best prevention science.
|Department of Health and Human Services|
Policy Information System (APIS)
Provides information on alcohol-related policies. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available on issues such as Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limits and transportation of open containers of alcohol.
|Children's Safety Network (CSN)
A national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence, offering expertise on a wide range of injury topics, including child passenger safety.
|Indian Health Service (IHS)
Provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS's injury prevention program includes highway safety issues, such as child passenger safety.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention,
Monitors unintentional injury trends in in the U.S., conducts research to better understand risk factors, and evaluates interventions to prevent these injuries. Motor vehicle-related injuries are a major program focus.
|National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems– including drunk driving–through research, collaboration and information sharing.
on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through research on issues such as drugged driving.
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Administers grant programs and data collection activities to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
A portal of federal resources on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.
|Department of the Interior|
|Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Works to enhance the quality of life, promote economic opportunity and carry out the responsibilities to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian nations, and Alaska Natives.
|Department of Justice|
|Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Provides resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization, including combating juvenile DUI.
|Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Supports initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system.
|Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Collects, and disseminates information on crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government, including state police traffic stop data collection procedures.
|Department of Transportation|
|U.S. Department of Transportation
Serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Provides financial and technical support to state, local and tribal governments for constructing, improving and preserving America’s highways.
|Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Works to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.
|Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations.
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Directs the U.S. highway safety and consumer programs established by the federal law to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
|Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
Coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's research and education programs.
|Traffic Records Coordinating Committee
Provides coordinated federal leadership to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of traffic safety data collection and analysis.
Research Board (TRB)
Promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research.
|National Transportation Safety
Investigates transportation accident in the United States and issues recommendations to prevent future accidents.
|Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse
Provides information about groups conducting consumer education and working on technological approaches to reduce distracted driving.
|Federal Trade Commission (FTC) We Don't Serve Teens
Information about underage drinking, the benefits of the legal drinking age of 21 and links to state drinking age laws.
|Consumer Product Safety
Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products.
|The White House|
|The White House|
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and supervises its administration in Executive Branch agencies.
of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Establishes policies, priorities and objectives for the nation's drug control program.
|Federal Audit Clearinghouse
Supports OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements.
|Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
A reporting tool federal grants recipients, including states, use to report subaward data to meet the FFATA reporting requirements.
The online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government.
A resource for professionals in the government contracting industry.
The one-stop spot for applying for federal grants.
The site for all proposed federal regulations.
|U.S. Federal Contractor Registration
States must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system receive federal government contracts.