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Special Funding Program
Special Funding Program
The Special Funding Program Unit (formerly known as the Rural Unit) assists local agencies in delivering projects that are funded with other various federal and state transportation funds. Examples of these funds include the federal and State of Michigan designated funds or Earmarks, Federal Land Access Program (FLAP), Emergency Repair and Response (ER) Program, the Ferry Boat Program (FBP), Congestion Mitigation / Air Quality (CMAQ), Carbon Reduction (CR) Program, Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants, and various other legislated programs. Such projects are awarded to eligible local municipalities.
The unit also administers projects for which local agencies have obtained Transportation Alternatives (TA) funds for selected Safe Routes to Schools projects, as well as enhancement grant funded projects, including nonmotorized pathways and streetscapes.
In addition, the unit delivers the Local Safety Program, in which the goal is improving the safety for all users (motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users) on public roadways under local agency jurisdiction. All roads open to the public, even if such roads are not on the federal-aid eligible network, are eligible for safety funds. Applications are accepted annually.
Landon Johnson, P.E.
Special Programs Team Leader
Monica Uribe, P.E.
Rural & Bridge Obligation Specialist
Michele Zawerucha, P.E.
Urban Obligation Specialist
Roberto Renteria, Jr., P.E.
Special Project Specialist
Vacant - TAP Engineer
Vacant - Safety Engineer
Local Safety Program
Applications are accepted annually.
- FY 2025 Local Safety Program Applications Received
- Local Safety Call for Project Webinar Training
- FY 2025 Safety (HSIP and HRRR) Call Letter
- FY 2025 Local Safety CFP Exhibit Eligibility Requirements
- FY 2025 Electronic Application Submittal Form
- FY 2025 HSIP Streamlined Systemic Application
- FY 2025 Time of Return (TOR) Spreadsheet
- Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Analysis Spreadsheet
- Safety Project Submittal (Form 1627)
- Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Process
- Road Safety Audits
- Traffic and Safety
- ATSSA/NACE Low Cost Local Road Safety Solutions
- Incorporating Safety into Resurfacing and Restoration Projects
- FY 2013 Before and After Crash Study
- Common Safety Countermeasures for Local Agencies for Segments & Intersections
- Common Safety Countermeasures for Local Agencies for Pedestrians & Bikes
- Living Snow Fence