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October 16, 2023

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National Pedestrian Safety Month

Exciting funding opportunities

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October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

Every October, NHTSA celebrates National Pedestrian Safety Month. States, local leaders, traffic safety professionals, transportation planners and engineers, other stakeholders and concerned residents are invited to join us in helping to create a transportation system for all people to walk easily and safely.

Please use the materials linked below to increase awareness about how we can combat pedestrian crashes in our communities. 

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Funding Information

TTP and TTPSF Can Be Used Toward SS4A 20% Match

On September 26, during the 2023 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference in Anchorage, AK, FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt announced the following major change to the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program that will benefit Native American and Alaska Native communities: Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) funds can now be used to meet the 20% non-federal match requirement under the SS4A program. 

The TTP Safety Fund is accepting applications through January 15, 2024. More information is available at

The SS4A will publish a FY24 Notice of Funding Opportunity and is expected to begin accepting applications in February 2024. More information is available at

2024 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund

The Federal Highway Administration invites federally-recognized Tribes to apply for funding from the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) during the application period now through January 15, 2024. Grant funding is available for: 

  • Development and update of transportation safety plans
  • Data assessment, improvement, and analysis - identifying data needs, improving crash data collection, compiling other safety data (including roadway assets), or conducting safety studies
  • Systemic Roadway Departure Countermeasures - streamlined access to specific low-cost safety improvements to address rural roadway departure crashes
  • Infrastructure Improvements - Projects to address transportation safety needs on tribal transportation facilities.

Learn how you can apply at

A webinar reviewing the funding opportunity was recorded and is available on the TTPSF program web page at

Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations


The purpose of this document is to provide information to Tribes on new and existing highway and bridge transportation funding programs for which Tribes are eligible. Updated June 1, 2023.

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FHWA Funding Brochure

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

The federal cost share now for the TTFBP is 100%. Tribal applicants are no longer required to provide a match for the non-BIA/non-Tribal bridges.

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Upcoming Trainings / Meetings

Just-In-Time Training Annual Reporting Webinar

October 17, 2023

1:30-2:30pm EST

This just-in-time webinar is intended for transportation employees new to the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) or those that need a refresher. This webinar provides an overview of the Tribal Transportation reporting tool, used to collect Tribal data on projects and activities funded through the Tribal Transportation Program.

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OkTA Fall Conference 2023

October 25-27, 2023

The Reed Center - Delta Hotel

Midwest City, OK

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National Congress of American Indians

80th Annual Convention & Marketplace

November 12-17, 2023

New Orleans, LA

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December 3-6, 2023

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes

Conference Website & Registration

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OkTA Fall Conference

TTPCC Meeting in Washington, DC (tentative)

NCAI Convention & Marketplace

OTTC Meeting

National RTAP Conference

ITA Annual Meeting

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