Apply HSIP projects

Caltrans announced HSIP Cycle 10 Call for Projects on May 5, 2020. The application submittal deadline is September 4, 2020 has been extended again to November 2, 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and California wildfires.  All applications will be submitted electronically with no hard copies. Applicants must submit the applications before the deadline. Any submittal after midnight of 11/02/2020 will not be accepted. For any questions regarding the call for projects, please contact your Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE).

HSIP Cycle 10 Call for Projects Announcement (PDF) provides more information regarding this call for projects.

All applicants are expected to review the HSIP Guidelines and Local Roadway Safety Manual for California Local Road Owners prior to working on their specific applications:

This manual is intended to assist local agencies in preparing a proactive safety analysis of their roadway networks, identifying their safety improvement priorities and applying appropriate countermeasures. The local agencies are expected to utilize the concepts in this manual in developing safety projects for competing the HSIP funding.

Below are the documents you must have in order to prepare and submit an application. Please download all these documents for your use.

Note: Both the Application Form and the HSIP Analyzer are dynamic forms. At a minimum, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is needed in order to complete and save the files. You may download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for free at

  • HSIP Analyzer 

    HSIP Analyzer is a PDF form-based software that streamlines the project cost estimate, safety improvement countermeasure evaluation, crash data input and Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) calculation. For an application that is not required to have the BCR, the HSIP Analyzer will be used for cost estimate only. The use of the HSIP Analyzer is required for all applications in HSIP Cycle 10.

    HSIP Analyzer is pre-attached to the above application form (last page, Attachment No. 5). Please download, complete and attach the completed HSIP Analyzer back to the application form.

    HSIP Analyzer Manual (for BCR Applications) (PDF)

    HSIP Analyzer Manual (for Funding Set-aside Applications) (PDF)

  • Engineer’s Checklist
    Engineer’s Checklist is required for all applications. Once your application has been finalized, please sign & stamp the checklist, and attach the scanned checklist to the application form.
    The templates for Engineer’s checklists (one for BCR applications and the other for Funding Set-aside Applications) are pre-attached to the application form (last page, Attachment No. 1).  Please download, complete and attach the completed Engineer’s checklist back to the application form.

HSIP CYCLE 10 Webinar

To assist agencies in preparing quality applications for HSIP Cycle 10, Caltrans and FHWA held a webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:30PM to 3:00PM. The recorded webinar, presentation slides and Q&A are available below.

Application examples from HSIP Cycle 9

The below example applications from HSIP Cycle 9 are provided as a reference for the applicants. Please note in HSIP Cycle 10, many questions have been moved from the application form to the HSIP Analyzer. Applicants may also refer to these applications for examples of application attachments (Right-click and choose "save target as..." to save the files).

District 3 West Sacramento:  systemic approach, multiple locations with two safety countermeasures.

District 5 Monterey: one intersection, three safety countermeasures.

District 6 Kings County: one intersection, install roundabout.

District 7 Ventura County: Example application for “Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements” set-aside.

NOTE: Caltrans has prepared and intends to share these example projects within the governance of United States Code: Title 23, Section 148 (h) (4) which reads as follows: “ Discovery and admission into evidence of certain reports, surveys, and information. -

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, reports, surveys, schedules, lists, or data compiled or collected for any purpose relating to this section, shall not be subject to discovery or admitted into evidence in a Federal or State court proceeding or considered for other purposes in any action for damages arising from any occurrence at a location identified or addressed in the reports, surveys, schedules, lists, or other data.”