…The current response to COVID-19 at Federal and State levels reflects the fact that impacts have become extensive and widespread throughout the United States.
These impacts are having an immediate effect on the ability of States to conduct their highway safety programs under 23 U.S.C. Chapter 4. NHTSA has received several inquiries from States and their representatives, requesting relief from various grant requirements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to these inquiries, the emergency situation has resulted in disruptive impacts to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), the offices charged with carrying out the grant programs, compromising their ability to plan and carry out traffic safety activities required by statute (23 U.S.C. §§ 402 and 405) and under the implementing regulation—the Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs (23 CFR Part 1300)… Read the full notice, from NHTSA.