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March 15, 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

Upcoming Trainings

Tribal Land Staff National Conference

March 21-23, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino

Southern California

Information / Registration

Tribal Transportation Training

April 24-26, 2023

Glenpool Conference Center

Glenpool, Oklahoma

*Approx. 20 miles from Tulsa International Airport*

Registration is now open for this FREE training!

Spots are limited!

Sponsored by Cross Timbers Consulting, Muscogee (Creek) Nation,

& Premier Steel

Training Info

Registration now open for NTICC 2023!

September 24-28

Anchorage, Alaska

NTICC Info & Registration

Upcoming Events / Meetings

ITA Meeting

March 23, 2023

10:00am Pacific Time

Meeting Agenda / Info

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!

Register Here


OTTC Membership Applications and Dues

due March 31, 2023

Membership Application

TTPCC Meeting

May 2-4, 2023

Mescalero, New Mexico

2023 Meeting Schedule
Jan. Meeting Minutes

In the News

EPA and Army Finalize Rule Establishing Definition of WOTUS and Restoring Fundamental Water Protections

On December 30, 2022, the agencies announced the final "Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States'" rule. On January 18, 2023, the rule was published in the Federal Register; the rule will be effective on March 20, 2023. The agencies’ final rule establishes a clear and reasonable definition of “waters of the United States” and reduces the uncertainty from constantly changing regulatory definitions that has harmed communities and our nation’s waters.

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March 21-23

March 23

April 24-26

May 2-4

May 9

May 21-25

July 25-27

Sept. 12-14

Sept. 24-28

Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Tribal Land Staff National Conference

ITA Meeting

Tribal Transportation Training

TTPCC Meeting in Mescalero, NM

OTTC Meeting at ODOT

CTAA/OTA Annual Joint Conference and OTA Roadeo

TTPCC Meeting in Riverton, WY (tentative)

National Summit on Rural Road Safety


TTPCC Meeting in Washington, DC (tentative)

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