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May 1, 2024

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National Tribal Road Maintenance Symposium

May 14-16, 2024

Rapid City, South Dakota

Information & Registration

Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee

May 21-23

Shawnee, OK

Meeting Agenda

ITA Meeting


May 30

12:00 pm CST

NCAI 2024 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

June 1-6, 2024

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

Cherokee, NC

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NTICC 2024

August 25-29

Registration is open!

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Funding Information

Safe Streets and Roads for All NOFO

The USDOT's Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity is now open for applications. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent deaths and serious injuries on our nation's roadways. The FY24 SS4A NOFO has multiple application deadlines depending on the grant type. 

Planning and Demonstration Grant applicants have two more deadlines coming up:  

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) 
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) 

Planning and Demonstration Grant applicants may apply during any of the three application rounds. Applications not received by the first or second deadline will be rolled over to the next application round. All applications must be received by August 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET. 

Implementation Grant applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Unsuccessful Implementation Grant applicants may apply for a Planning and Demonstration Grant application in the final application round on August 29, 2024 by 5:00 PM ET. 

For more information, please visit the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) website or attend one of the upcoming webinars detailed below.

SS4A Website

MPDG Program

On March 25, 2024, the USDOT published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing $5.1 Billion in MPDG funding. Applications are due by May 6, 2024 on

Available funding includes:

  • $1.7 billion for the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) Program.
  • $2.7 billion for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program.
  • $780 million for the Rural Surface Transportation Grant (Rural) Program.
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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

Transportation Safety for Tribal Governments

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Tribal Transportation Program

Coordinating Committee

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Intertribal Transportation Association

FY2024 Membership Application

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June 1-6

June 18

July 30-Aug. 1

Aug. 25-29

Sept. 16-17

Dec. 9-13

Annual National GIS Conference

RIFDS Training, Albuquerque, NM

National Tribal Road Maintenance Symposium

RIFDS Training, Albuquerque, NM

TTPCC Meeting, Shawnee, OK

ITA Monthly Meeting (Virtual)

NCAI, Cherokee, NC

OTTC Meeting

TTPCC Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

NTICC at Choctaw Nation in Durant, OK

OKSCAUG Conference, Oklahoma City

ITA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas

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