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Township Safety Sign Grant Program

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Creating a safety sign in the ODOT sign shop

ODOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) provides $2 million dollars annually in funding to upgrade existing and install new safety signage on Ohio’s township roads.  The grant cycle will open in February 2023 for calendar year 2023 and applications are due no later than Friday, June 16th, 2023.

New for 2023 – any township who has not been funded under the program is now eligible to apply.  The program is no longer limiting the number of townships who may apply to 200.  If your township is interested in receiving a safety sign grant, please take the “Township Safety Signage Grant eLearning Modules” available at the button below to learn how to apply.

Townships are invited to apply for the safety funds based on two criteria:

  1. Their township has higher than average roadway systemwide crash rates based on the previous five years’ crash history (2017 to 2021); and
  2. The township has NOT been funded previously by the Township Safety Signage Grant Program.

What is included in the grant? 

  1. Safety Signs (to replace current signs and install new signs in places where there weren’t any before)
  2. Posts for the signs
  3. Hardware for the signs

Each invited township may ask for up to $50,000 worth of signs, posts and hardware to install across their entire township roadway network.