Tribal Transportation News

February 1, 2024

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✔️ Upcoming trainings open for registration

✔️ Many funding opportunities

✔️ Valuable Resources

Upcoming Trainings / Meetings

Safe System Approach in Action

Southern TTAP Center Workshop

February 14-15, 2024

Tulsa, OK

More Information
Register Here

Bridging the Gap

April 1-4, 2024

Oklahoma City

More Information

Tribal Transportation Training

April 9-11, 2024

Glenpool, OK

Registration is now open!

This training has been created specifically for tribes and is provided at no cost to tribal personnel. Spots are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible.

Register Here
Draft Agenda

NTICC 2024

August 25-29

Registration opens February 1!

More Info Here

Tribal News

President Biden Signs Historic Executive Order to Usher in the Next Era of Tribal Self-Determination

On December 6, 2023, as part of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Biden signed a historic Executive Order on Reforming Federal Funding and Support for Tribal Nations to Better Embrace Our Trust Responsibilities and Promote the Next Era of Tribal Self Determination. This Executive Order demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration's respect for Tribal sovereignty, and commitment to ushering in the next era of Tribal self-determination by ensuring that Tribal Nations have greater autonomy over how they invest federal funding.

Read the full announcement here

Funding Information

RAISE Notice of Funding Opportunity 2024

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

Selections will be announced by June 27, 2024

Press Release

Community Traffic Safety Grants

Applications are open for the 2024 Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants. Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these grants are an annual opportunity to put the Road to Zero pillars into practice by supporting promising projects and programs that can help us achieve our mission of zero traffic fatalities.

More Info Here

Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program

Applications for the next round of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants are anticipated to open in February 2024. Federally recognized Tribal governments that apply can use Tribal Transportation Funds for non-Federal match. Subscribe to email updates to be notified when additional information is available.

Bridge Investment Program

On December 20, 2023, the FHWA opened a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for up to $9.62 billion in FYs 2023 through 2026 Bridge Project grant applications and $80 million in FYs 2023 through FY 2026 Planning Project grant applications under the Bridge Investment Program. Bridge Project Grants under the Bridge Investment Program are available for bridges with total eligible project costs up to $100 million, with minimum grant awards of $2.5 million, and maximum grant awards of 80 percent of the total eligible project costs. Planning Project grant applications are available for bridges with maximum grant awards of 80 percent of the total eligible project costs.

Deadlines coming up for FY 2023 & 2024 BIP Funding:

Planning Application Deadline: February 19, 2024

Bridge Project Application Deadline: March 19, 2024

More Information Here


Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations

FHWA’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) website serves as a one-stop shop for FHWA’s implementation of the law, including information on funding, assistance, education, and guidance.

U.S. DOT’s Equity website provides plans and resources for delivering a more equitable transportation system.

DOT Navigator helps communities understand the best ways to apply for grants, and plan for and deliver transformative infrastructure projects and services.

DOT Resources

DOT maintains a calendar of Key Notices of Funding Opportunity that lists anticipated dates for upcoming Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for key programs within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as well as adjacent programs that support BIL and IRA objectives. This is an excellent resource to find out when these significant and popular grant opportunities will become available and to track application deadlines.

Access Key Notices Calendar Here

The USDOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard provides communities with an overview of discretionary grant opportunities that can help meet their transportation infrastructure needs. The Dashboard also includes Federal grant programs outside of DOT that may be of particular interest to rural communities. The below list spotlights just a few of the currently open funding opportunities – visit the Grants Dashboard to find more or check out the calendar of open and upcoming grant opportunities!

Access Grants Dashboard Here

Popular USDOT Navigator Grant Application Resources

Understanding Non-Federal Match Requirements

Grant Application Checklist for a Strong Transportation Workforce and Labor Plan

Checklist for a Strong Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience Grant Application

Federal Tools to Determine Disadvantaged Community Status

What Is a Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA)?

Use of DOT Funds for Public Involvement

FHWA Resources

Trail Reports

Trails as Resilient Infrastructure
Tribal Development of Trails and Other Dedicated Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

Proven Safety Countermeasures in Rural Communities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed a new resource, Proven Safety Countermeasures in Rural Communities. The resource provides information on 28 Proven Safety Countermeasures (PSCs) to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on roads nationwide related to speed management, roadway departure, intersections, pedestrians/bicycles, and other cross-cutting issues. These PSCs are applicable for a range of contexts, road types, and governing agencies across the country. The PSCs can offer significant and measurable impacts across an agency’s rural road network as part of their approach to improving safety. The PSCs can support agencies with implementation of the Safe System Approach, which seeks to build and reinforce multiple layers of protection to both prevent crashes from happening and minimize the harm caused to those involved when crashes do occur.

Access Resource Here

Intertribal Transportation Association

FY2024 Membership Application

Application Here

In the News

Super Bowl Impaired Driving Safety Message

During Super Bowl LVIII, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages you to remind community members to stay safe on the roads this Super Bowl Sunday, February 11, 2024. 

Advocate for community members to plan for a sober ride home. If your community is hosting a party, take care of your guests and prepare plenty of food and non-alcoholic drink options, especially for the designated drivers.

Happening Soon

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Feb. 8

Feb. 14-15

Feb. 20

Feb. 27-29

Apr. 1-4

Apr. 2-4

Apr. 9-11

Apr. 29-May 2

May 21-23

Aug. 25-29

OKSCAUG User Group Meeting 

Safe System Approach in Action

OTTC Meeting

TTPCC Meeting, Louisiana

Bridging the Gap Meeting, Oklahoma City

Tribal Land Staff Conference, Las Vegas

Tribal Transportation Training, Glenpool, OK

National Tribal GIS Conference, Albuquerque, NM

TTPCC Meeting, Shawnee, OK

NTICC, At Choctaw Nation in Durant, OK

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