PAVING THE WAY: Senators Reverend Warnock, Ossoff Announce Over $3.5 Million in Federal Investments for Safer Streets through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

Investments will help localities create comprehensive actions plans, a necessary step before applying for future Safe Streets for All project funding 

Funds made possible by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, championed by Georgia’s U.S. Senators

Senator Reverend Warnock pushed the Administration to provide funding for safer streets in Henry County

City of Clarkston to receive $1,000,000 

Senator Reverend Warnock: “These funds will help to better connect and protect Georgians who use our roads, public transit, and more to get to work, see loved ones, and explore our great state”

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) announced $3,562,400 in federal funding for localities across Georgia to promote better connectivity among communities and safer streets for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers. This latest round of funding will help local governments create and execute comprehensive safety action plans; the funds were made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program that will provide over $5 billion in grants over the next 5 years. Funding supports regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The SS4A program supports the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways. Project funding will be announced at a later date to help local communities implement improved safety features like pedestrian crossings and bicycle lanes, better signage along high-crash rural corridors, installation of various safety enhancements, and safe routes to school and public transit services, and more. 

“I am glad to see Georgians continue to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law I was proud to champion. These funds will help to better connect and protect Georgians who use our roads, public transit, and more to get to work, see loved ones, and explore our great state,” said Senator Reverend Warnock.“Senator Ossoff and I will continue to work to deliver even more investments to upgrade our state’s transportation infrastructure so Georgians can have safer communities and stronger connectivity.”

“Our Senators and their respective teams have come through for Valdosta once again, the safe streets grant will allow us to take the deepest dive yet into creating a safe, walkable community for all to enjoy,” said City of Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson.

“These new resources will allow DeKalb County to protect families and prevent death or serious injuries on our roadways. On behalf of the 780,000 residents in DeKalb, I thank Senators Ossoff and Warnock for securing these funds and continuing to deliver for the county,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond.

“Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Senator Warnock and I are delivering upgrades to ensure pedestrian and commuter safety across Georgia,” said Senator Ossoff. “I will continue delivering infrastructure upgrades across Georgia through this historic bipartisan effort.” 

“Ensuring safe streets is not just about mobility; it’s about fostering inclusivity and opportunity for all our residents. In Clarkston, where many rely on walking and cycling, we’re committed to creating a city where everyone can move freely and safely,” said Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks.“This $1 million grant for Comprehensive Safety Action Plans is a significant step towards making our streets a beacon of accessibility and unity for all.”

See below for a full list of grant recipients:

Albany-Dougherty County – $210,400

Bartow County – $240,000

City of Cedartown – $160,000

City of Chamblee – $240,000

City of Clarkston – $1,000,000

Douglas County – $400,000

City of Greensboro – $160,000

Henry County – $200,000

City of Leesburg – $72,000

Newton County – $400,000

City of Union City – $240,000

City of Valdosta – $240,000