Serving 44 Native Nations in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
February 16, 2017
Transportation Planning Class
Feb. 22 & 23
in Muskogee, Okla.

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Funding Opportunities
Tribal Transit Funding Available
March 20 Deadline
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $5 million in public transportation funding through the Tribal Transit Program.

Proposals for planning, capital and in some cases, operating assistance, are sought from tribes with service routes that serve rural areas with a population of 50,000 or less.
Proposals must be submitted through the apply function by 10:59 Central Time on March 20, 2017.

To submit a proposal, tribes must first register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database:

Upcoming Training & Events
LRTPs, TIPs and Safety Plans
Ask about best practices and learn how federal regulation changes impact your transportation planning with FHWA's Kyle Kitchel, and Southern Plains TTAP's Karla Sisco and Tabatha Harris.

Bring your long-range transportation plan, safety plan and TIPs to receive one-on-one suggestions in this free, two-day training.
February 22 & 23
Muskogee, Okla.
Grant Writing
for Native Nations
March 7 , Stillwater, Okla.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Strategic Grant Writing
1 - 3 p.m. Computer Work Session
Gain practice, learn tips and tricks and receive one-on-one assistance with grant writing projects in this one day workshop. The morning session includes an overview of strategic grant writing strategies. The afternoon session allows participants who would like one-on-one assistance time in the computer lab to build a grant seeking calendar, review NOFAs and receive feedback on templates and elements of grant proposals.
SAFE-T Class
March 9 , Oklahoma City
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Basic Techniques
1 - 4 p.m. Advanced Techniques
Learn how to use the Oklahoma crash data system, SAFE-T. Oklahoma Department of Transportation staff will lead you through using the system, including pulling reports for your area. Completion of this class will grant you a user account to access SAFE-T.