Tribal Transportation News

April 17, 2023

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Funding Opportunities

TTP Bridge Program

The TTP Bridge Program provides funding to carry out the design, preconstruction activities and construction of bridges that are on the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory. The new Infrastructure Law set aside 165 million dollars per year for the next four years to fund the TTP Bridge Program. Information about the TTP Bridge Program can be found at If you have questions concerning the TTP Bridge Program, you may contact the FHWA Bridge Program Manager Russell Garcia at 703-404-6223 or

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BIA Indian Highway Safety Program

BIA Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) grants are financial assistance grants for federally recognized tribes. The four main activities eligible for IHSP are: 

  • Lifesavers Conference Scholarships (March 1, 2023 deadline)
  • Highway Safety Specialist Staff (May 1, 2023 deadline)
  • Traffic Safety Law Enforcement (May 1, 2023 deadline)
  • Child Safety Seat Programs (May 1, 2023 deadline)

Detailed information is in the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at and training on this grant program will be provided in conjunction with Lifesavers Conference.

If you have questions about this opportunity, call Davin Cheykaychi at (505) 563-3139 or send an email to

Indian Highway Safety Specialist Grant 

Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP)grant funded Highway Safety Specialist coordinate the traffic safety planning of the tribal programs to increase traffic safety measures carried out on the reservation. The Highway Safety Specialist is an entry-level professional position that encompasses responsibility for establishing and conducting traffic-related activities. This includes identifying, collecting, analyzing, and presenting traffic-safety related data. Incorporating data into tribal strategic planning, programming, and implementation. Highway Safety Specialist seek out other traffic data sources and use the information to develop factual traffic reports to share with tribal offices to assist with seeking various grants. They also organize groups, events, and activities to increase community awareness of traffic-safety related issues. They are also tasked to develop and implement at least four culturally relevant traffic safety initiatives. Along with developing tribal specific or utilize national media materials for highway safety mobilizations (Don’t Shatter the Dream, Click it or Ticket, and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over). Assignment to this position is based on need and requires compliance with the job qualifications. 


Tribes interested in applying for this grant opportunity can find the Law Enforcement Grant application at under the following opportunity number: BIA-IHSP-2024-003. The BIA IHSP will also provide grant writing training at the Lifesavers Conference on April 1, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The title of the course is “Indian Highway Safety Tribal Grants”. Grant funded Highway Safety Specialist position does not have to fall under the direct supervision of a tribal police department.  

View Grant Opportunity Here

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) 2023

The fiscal year (FY) 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is live on and open for applications. More than $1-billion is available under this announcement for Comprehensive Safety Action Plans and implementation activities.


The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. (EDT) Monday, July 10, 2023


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FTA today announced the availability of $8.9 million in Fiscal Year 2023 competitive grant funding to support transit services for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed into law by President Biden in November 2021, increased competitive funding for the Tribal Transit Program by nearly 83% per year for five years. This is the second consecutive year of increased funding for the program through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Instructions for applying can be found on and in GRANTS.GOV (FTA-2023-010-TPM-TRIBAL). Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function by June 26, 2023. 

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Upcoming Trainings

Tribal Transportation Training

April 24-26, 2023

Glenpool Conference Center

Glenpool, Oklahoma

*Approx. 20 miles from Tulsa International Airport*

Registration is still open for this FREE training!

Spots are very limited!


If you have tried to register for the training and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us or try to register using Google Chrome.

Sponsored by Cross Timbers Consulting, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, & Premier Steel

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Registration now open for NTICC 2023!

September 24-28

Anchorage, Alaska

NTICC Info & Registration

Upcoming Events / Meetings

OTA to Partner with CTAA for

2023 Annual Conference and Roadeo in OKC

May 21-25, 2023

Oklahoma City Convention Center

OTA is excited to partner with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) to deliver new educational content and networking events at a jointly hosted annual conference in Oklahoma City from May 21-25, 2023! Register early to secure your space! OTA members are being offered a special "OTA Only" rate for the CTAA/OTA Annual joint conference and the OTA Roadeo!


This partnered conference is a great opportunity for local communities to learn more about the community and public transit industry from a national perspective, and for our members across the country to learn more about the regional challenges and successes of the Midwest.


Secure your registration today to gain access to exclusive new events dedicated to bringing transit professionals together, new content with a refreshed focus on tribal and rural affairs and local tours that will give attendees insight into local transit systems and culture. USE the code OTA2023 which is only valid for OTA members to get our special negotiated rate and book your hotel rooms soon for this sure to sell out event!

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TTPCC Meeting

May 2-4, 2023

Mescalero, New Mexico

May Meeting Agenda
2023 Meeting Schedule
Jan. Meeting Minutes

National Summit on Rural Road Safety

September 12-14, 2023

Oklahoma City

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April 24-26

May 2-4

May 9

May 21-25

July 10

July 25-27

Sept. 12-14

Sept. 24-28

Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Tribal Transportation Training

TTPCC Meeting in Mescalero, NM

OTTC Meeting at ODOT

CTAA/OTA Annual Joint Conference and OTA Roadeo

SS4A Application Deadline

TTPCC Meeting in Riverton, WY (tentative)

National Summit on Rural Road Safety


TTPCC Meeting in Washington, DC (tentative)

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