Tribal Transportation News
May 18, 2022
Upcoming Meetings
NCAI/ITA Transportation Task Force Virtual Meeting
May 19, 2022
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Training Opportunities

BIA-DOT is offering RIFDS training after more than a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The next training is going to be on-site in Albuquerque and planned for the dates of May 24-26. There are 24 seats per session.

For more information, contact Sheldon Kipp.
Upcoming Events

June 12-16
Anchorage, Alaska

Key Speaker Announced: U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
At NCAI’s 2022 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace, attendees will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, NCAI is holding an in-person conference, which will take place in Anchorage, Alaska, with the theme, “Thinking Beyond Self-Determination.” Tribal leaders, NCAI members, Native youth, and partners from across Indian Country will gather to embark upon a new era of Nation-to-Nation engagement, which will include: proactive strategy development, advocacy, and much more. All early bird registrations will receive a free conference t-shirt!
All early bird registrations will receive a free conference t-shirt! Early bird registration ends on May 23; regular attendee registration begins on May 24.

Flagstaff, AZ
June 27-28, 2022

Topics will include capital project construction, PASS, safety, transit tech tools, and more. Participants will hear updates from FTA on the Tribal Transit Program. For questions, contact National RTAP's Tribal Transit Program Manager, Neil Rodriguez.
The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the one-stop-shop transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES. NTICC offers access to relevant training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. 
NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.

Registration is now open!
Funding Opportunities
Grant Opportunity:
Safe Streets and Roads for All

Applications due by September 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on May 16 that the application process is now open for communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to help them ensure safe streets and roads for all and address the national roadway safety crisis. Read more...

The Department will convene a series of stakeholder webinars in June to help potential applicants learn about the SS4A Grant Program and what they need to know to prepare an application.

  1. Monday, June 13: How to Apply for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Opportunity
  2. Wednesday, June 15: How to Apply for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Opportunity: Focus on Action Plan Grants
  3. Thursday, June 23: How to Apply for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Opportunity: Focus on Implementation Grants
FTA Funding Opportunity
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $8.75 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.

Complete proposals must be submitted by May 25, 2022. Click button below for more information.
Get Your Safety Projects Funded

If you have a safety project in mind, now is the time to get prepared to request safety funding. In 2022, the FHWA Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund will accept applications for about $45 million of grant funding from fiscal years 2022 and 2023. This is over 4 times the funding that was available in 2021. In addition, FHWA will soon announce details on the Safe Streets and Roads for All program which will provide $1 billion each year to local agencies and Tribes for transportation safety plans and implementation of those plans. For additional information when there are further updates about these funding opportunities, consider subscribing to the mailing list at
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced $2.9 billion of funding is now available for major infrastructure projects through a combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Combining three major discretionary grant programs into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant opportunity reduces the burden for state and local applicants and increases the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy, reduce emissions, improve safety, make our transportation more sustainable and resilient, and expand transportation options in rural America and other underserved communities. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help enable more communities to build vital infrastructure projects that also strengthen supply chains and reduce costs for American families. See below for more information on each of the three grant programs.
In the News

The National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions was published in the Federal Register by the Council on Environmental Quality on April 20, 2022. The Final Rule clarifies that agencies have the discretion to consider a variety of factors when assessing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) application and edits the definition of reasonable alternatives and effects.
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