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Resources for Non-Infrastructure Project Requirements

As per the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Interim Eligibility Guidance dated September 24, 2012, non-infrastructure projects are eligible for HSIP funds. Non-infrastructure projects are those that do not result in construction and might include road safety audits, improvements in the collection and analysis of data, education and outreach efforts or targeted law enforcement activities. Similar to infrastructure-related projects, non-infrastructure projects are consistent with a State's SHSP, are based on crash experience, crash potential, crash rate, or other data-supported means, and support a State's safety performance targets. The following federal requirements, administrative requirements and allowable costs are applicable to the administration of non-infrastructure projects funded under Title 23, including HSIP. Other useful resources and related policy memorandums are also presented below. Specific questions related to the eligibility of HSIP funds should be directed to the local FHWA Division Office (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/about/field.cfm).

Federal Requirements for NHS, Non-NHS, and Service Contracts:

Administrative Requirements:
49 CFR Part 18, Uniform administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments 

49 CFR Part 19, Uniform administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations

Allowable Costs:
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars on allowable costs that may be charged to Federal funds are applicable to HSIP funds and are incorporated by reference in regulation, 49 CFR 18.22. Section 18.22(b) lists the appropriate cost principles for various kinds of organizations:

For the costs of a Use the principles in

State, local, or Indian tribal government.

OMB Circular A-87.

Private, nonprofit organization other than an (1) institution of higher education, (2) hospital, or (3) organization named in OMB Circular A-122 as not subject to that circular.

OMB Circular A-122.

Educational institutions.

OMB Circular A-21.

For-profit organization other than a hospital and an organization named in OMB Circular A-122 as not subject to that circular.

48 CFR Part 31. Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, or uniform cost accounting standards that comply with cost principles acceptable to the Federal agency.

Other Useful Resources:

Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual:

NHTSA Highway Safety Grant Management Manual:

Related Policy Memorandums:
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/ (Other provisions)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/041700.cfm (Wage Rates)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/040809.cfm (Wage Rates)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/guidance/idc.cfm (Direct Versus Indirect Costs)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federalaid/110922.cfm (Direct Versus Indirect Costs)

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