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October 17, 2022

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Funding Opportunities

SMART Discretionary Grant Program

On September 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This new discretionary grant program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over the next 5 years to fund transportation projects that use data and technology to solve real-world challenges facing communities today.

State, local, and tribal governments and agencies are eligible to apply. Please note that this program has no cost sharing or matching requirement.

With up to 30 percent set aside for eligible projects that primarily benefit rural communities or regional partnerships, the SMART program will fund purpose-driven innovation and focus on building data and technology capacity and expertise. The program seeks proposals from public sector entities that will carry out demonstration projects in the following domains to address key transportation priorities:

  • Vehicle technology, like automation and connectivity
  • Systems innovation, like delivery and logistics, traffic signals, smart grid, and data integration
  • New ways to monitor and manage infrastructure, like sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

For more information, visit the SMART program's website. The NOFO is available here and on

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2022 at 5 PM ET.

There will be a webinar on Thursday, September 29th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM ET to learn "How to Apply for a SMART Grant" (register here).

SMART Program

FY23 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund

On October 1, 2022, the Federal Highway Administration Office of Tribal Transportation began accepting applications for the FY2023 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund. Up to $23,598,400.00 is available for applications received by January 15, 2023

A webinar to review the 2022-2026 TTPSF Notice of Funding Opportunity will be held on October 11, 2022 at 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern and a recording will be posted to the program web page. Application information and connection information for the webinar is posted on the program web page at


This funding opportunity is in addition to the $21 million that was available under the FY2022 TTPSF which had a deadline of September 15, 2022. For FY2023 TTPSF, FHWA received $96 million in requests from 150 applications. Because FY2022 grant awards may not be announced before the FY2023 deadline, any applications not selected for funding from the FY2022 funding cycle will also be considered for the FY2023 funding cycle.


Please direct any questions about the TTPSF to the mailbox or call Adam Larsen at 360-619-2601.

TTPSF Information

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

More Information

Upcoming Meetings

ITA Annual Meeting

December 6-8, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue: Flamingo

Information / Registration
FY 2023 Membership Application
Draft Agenda

Upcoming Trainings

Road Safety Champion Program

This national certificate program is designed to be a “Roadway Safety 101” course. It is best for practitioners in transportation, public health, and law enforcement who do not have deep road safety knowledge.

Visit the RSCP web page to learn more. Also, you can attend the series of webinars in October and November where each of the seven core modules of the RSCP will be broken down.


Webinars Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. EST

Core Module 3 – Oct 20

Core Module 4 – Oct 27

Core Module 5 – Nov 3

Core Module 6 – Nov 10

Core Module 7 – Nov 17 


Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit

November 1-3, 2022

DoubleTree Hotel Denver Tech Center

The Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit is the premier tribal traffic safety conference dedicated to decreasing death and injury on tribal lands. This event will provide a variety of avenues for tribes and tribal agencies to learn, display and teach their tailored countermeasures in a culturally relevant and sensitive way. We are working together to improve safety and address today’s critical traffic safety issues. The Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit brings together a diverse combination of traffic safety and public health practitioners, advocates, researchers, and future professionals committed to sharing evidence- based practices in a safe, cohesive learning environment. The 2 ½ day conference will feature workshops, peer exchanges, plenary sessions, tribal vendors, networking opportunities and more!

Info / Registration

Road Inventory Field Data Systems (RIFDS) Training

BIADOT has schedule two RIFDS training sessions for end of October in Albuquerque. If interested, contact one of the following BIADOT employees:


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2023 Planners Available!

Let us know if you would like one of our 2023 planners. Planners are available on a first come, first served basis.

Just email us with your name, tribe, address, and how many planners you would like. We will put them in the mail to you.

Happening Soon

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Oct. 20

Oct. 27

Oct. 27

Nov. 1-3

Nov. 3

Nov. 10

Nov. 18

Dec. 6-8

Jan. 15

Road Safety Champion Program: Core Module 3

Road Safety Champion Program: Core Module 4

Asphalt Road Show - Paving & Roller Operation Basics

Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit

Road Safety Champion Program: Core Module 5

Road Safety Champion Program: Core Module 6

SMART Grant Program Application Deadline

ITA Annual Meeting

TTPSF Application Deadline

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