This message is to inform you that the Federal Highway Administration's Center for Local Aid Support, has changed the delivery model of the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. The seven existing regional TTAP centers will no longer function after October 1. A new centralized model, the National Tribal Technical Assistance Program, will be responsible for 5 virtual centers, the National Tribal Roads Scholar Program, three safety circuit rider programs, and the development of a
Build a Better Mousetrap
competition. This is a two-year pilot project.
The Southern Plains TTAP Center (SPTTAP) is suspending all services at the close of business on September 30, 2017 and is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to both ensure a smooth and orderly transition between SPTTAP and the FHWA and to minimize any disruption of support to the tribal community. FHWA is also undertaking a review to determine those services of greatest need to the tribal community and how best to provide them moving forward. Accordingly, please direct all communications regarding TTAP services, resources and requests to
Amy M. Echo-Hawk, Tabatha Harris, and I have greatly enjoyed serving the Tribes in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. We treasure each and every interaction we've had over the years, and we wish you all the best!