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GHSA provides a variety of resources to help State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) move closer to our shared goal of zero deaths on U.S. roadways. These include management tools, planning tools, organizational information about all SHSOs, and examples of state program successes and innovative practices.

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Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans

INTERIM FY 2017 Version

Updated March 2016

DISCLAIMER: GHSA guidance documents have not been updated to include the requirements in the IFR published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, which implement the FAST Act.

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Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans, first published in 2013, replaces the previous GHSA Highway Safety Plan Template.

Note: this document was most recently revised in April 2015. The yellow highlighted sections are those which contain additions or modifications from the previous revision in August 2014. States are encouraged to thoroughly read both the NHTSA HSP Content Review Guide and this GHSA HSP Guidance during the preparation of their FY2016 HSP.

CAVEAT: This Guidance is not a substitute for a thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal laws and regulations.

State Highway Safety Showcase

Grantee Boot Camp
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

To re-energize overtime enforcement grant project directors in learning about federal grant management requirements and corresponding administrative responsibilities, the OHSP Police Traffic Services Team created a “Grantee Boot Camp” and presented it in five locations across Michigan. Learn More

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Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Advisory

November 2014

DISCLAIMER: GHSA guidance documents have not been updated to include the requirements in the IFR published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, which implement the FAST Act.

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This document PDF [191 KB, 6 pgs.] 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. The Advisory is based upon the official NHTSA Guidance and includes examples from three states.

Each state is responsible for calculating their MOE in a manner which they believe meets the statutory requirement using their best available information.