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Overview and Application Information for the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Grants



On December 21, 2018, The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced up to $60 million in federal grant funding for projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS) on our nation’s roadways. These grants aim to gather significant safety data to inform rulemaking, foster collaboration amongst state and local government and private partners, and test the safe integration of ADS on our nation’s roads.


Goals of the ADS Demonstration grants:

  • Safety: Test the safe integration of ADS into the nation’s on-road transportation system.
  • Data for Safety Analysis and Rulemaking: Ensure significant data gathering and sharing of project data with USDOT and the public throughout the project in near real time.
  • Collaboration: Work with innovative State and local governments and private partners to create collaborative environments that harness the collective expertise, ingenuity, and knowledge of multiple stakeholders.


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For more information about the NOFO, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit:




Join us on January 24, 2019, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time for USDOT’s Informational Webinar on the ADS Demonstration Grants Program. This webinar will be conducted as a virtual forum and will help potential applicants gather additional information about this Funding Opportunity and ask specific questions.



Questions specifically related to the webinar itself should be submitted via

Questions for the U.S. DOT on the NOFO for ADS Demonstration Grants should be submitted via  






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