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March 4, 2024

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✔️ Bridge Investment Program Funding deadline coming soon!

✔️ Meetings & Trainings

✔️ Valuable Resources

Upcoming Trainings / Meetings

Virtual ITA Meeting

March 7, 2024

12:00 CDT

Agenda / Teams Mtg Info

Bridging the Gap

April 1-4, 2024

Oklahoma City

Call for Abstract Posters

Tribal Land Staff National Conference

April 2-4, 2024

Planet Hollywood

Las Vegas, NV

More Information
Hotel Information

Tribal Transportation Training

April 9-11, 2024

Glenpool, OK

Registration is open for this FREE training!

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.


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Register Here
Draft Agenda

NTICC 2024

August 25-29

Registration opens February 1!

More Info Here

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 three deadlines:  

  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5:00 PM (ET) 
  • 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

SS4A Webinar Dates

Webinar attendees must register in advance to attend one of the following sessions:

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Action Plans

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program and the grant application process, with a particular focus on applying for grants to develop an Action Plan.

Thursday, March 7, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)

Register to attend the March 7 webinar.


Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Supplemental Planning and Demonstration Activities

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program and the grant application process, with a particular focus on applying for funding for supplemental planning and demonstration activities.

Friday, March 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)

Register to attend the March 8 webinar.


Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Implementation Grants

This webinar will offer a general overview of the SS4A program and the grant application process, with a particular focus on applying for Implementation Grants.

Wednesday, March 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)

Register to attend the March 13 webinar.

Presentation slides and webinar recordings will be posted on the SS4A Webinar Series page. For questions, please contact us at

Bridge Investment Program

On December 20, 2023, the FHWA opened a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for up to $9.62 billion in FY 2023 through 2026 Bridge Project grant applications and $80 million in FY 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


Cross Timbers Consulting

Grant Writing Services

Did you know that Cross Timbers provides Grant Writing services? We would love to help you with your next grant application! Feel free to contact our office for more information.

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

View TTPCC Website

Intertribal Transportation Association

FY2024 Membership Application

Application Here

Happening Soon

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Mar. 7

Mar. 26

Apr. 1-4

Apr. 2-4

Apr. 9-11

Apr. 29-May 2

May 21-23

Aug. 25-29

Virtual ITA Meeting

Virtual Transportation Seminar for Climate

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

Check out the Calendar of Events on our website!


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