Tribal Transportation News
April 26, 2022
Tribal Transportation Training Recap
This year’s Tribal Transportation Training is in the books! We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the training – sponsors, presenters, and attendees. We had 72 people representing 22 Tribes from 9 states including Oklahoma. It was a good time for learning, but it was also a great time for networking and just being together. If you attended, but have not completed the survey about the training, please take a few minutes to do that here. Your input will help us plan for next year. We will let you know when the presentations have been posted to our website.
Training Opportunities

Getting Ready for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Tribal Governments
April 28, 1-3 pm

Getting Ready for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Counties, Cities, Towns, Other Special Districts That Are Subdivisions of a State, and Transit Agencies 
May 2, 1-3 pm

Getting Ready for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program - Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)
May 3, 1-3 pm

BIA-DOT is planning to resume offering RIFDS training after more than a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The training is going to be on-site in Albuquerque and planned for the dates of May 3-5, May 10-12, and May 24-26. There are 24 seats per session.
Upcoming Events


June 12-16
Anchorage, Alaska
At NCAI’s 2022 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace, attendees will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, NCAI is holding an in-person conference, which will take place in Anchorage, Alaska, with the theme, “Thinking Beyond Self-Determination.” Tribal leaders, NCAI members, Native youth, and partners from across Indian Country will gather to embark upon a new era of Nation-to-Nation engagement, which will include: proactive strategy development, advocacy, and much more. All early bird registrations will receive a free conference t-shirt!
All early bird registrations will receive a free conference t-shirt!
The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the one-stop-shop transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES. NTICC offers access to relevant training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges. 
NTICC provides information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work, and travel the roadways of Alaska Native and Native American lands.

Registration is now open!
Funding Opportunities
Get Your Safety Projects Funded

If you have a safety project in mind, now is the time to get prepared to request safety funding. In 2022, the FHWA Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund will accept applications for about $45 million of grant funding from fiscal years 2022 and 2023. This is over 4 times the funding that was available in 2021. In addition, FHWA will soon announce details on the Safe Streets and Roads for All program which will provide $1 billion each year to local agencies and Tribes for transportation safety plans and implementation of those plans. For additional information when there are further updates about these funding opportunities, consider subscribing to the mailing list at www.TribalSafety.org.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that allows States and federally recognized Tribes to apply for $22 million in grants through FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP). The program funds improvements, such as byway facilities, safety improvements, and interpretive information, along roads in the United States that merit recognition at the national level for their outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural recreational, and archeological qualities.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced $2.9 billion of funding is now available for major infrastructure projects through a combined Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Combining three major discretionary grant programs into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant opportunity reduces the burden for state and local applicants and increases the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments will create good-paying jobs, grow the economy, reduce emissions, improve safety, make our transportation more sustainable and resilient, and expand transportation options in rural America and other underserved communities. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will help enable more communities to build vital infrastructure projects that also strengthen supply chains and reduce costs for American families. See below for more information on each of the three grant programs.
FTA Funding Opportunity
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $8.75 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.

Complete proposals must be submitted by May 25, 2022. Click button below for more information.
Resources

Rural EV Toolkit 
The rapid growth in electric vehicles (EVs) today is part of a fundamental shift in transportation, a change that promises substantial benefits to individuals, businesses, communities, and the entire Nation. All Americans, regardless of where they live, should have the opportunity to benefit from the lower operating costs, reduced maintenance needs, and improved performance that EVs provide. All communities—including communities of color, underserved communities, and environmental justice communities—should have access to the economic opportunities and improved air quality that EVs offer. The entire Nation will benefit from the successful nationwide adoption of EVs as one important element in the Federal Government’s strategy to eliminate climate-related emissions from transportation, alongside investments in quality transit, bicycle, and pedestrian networks that give Americans real choices in how to travel. Read more...
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Let us know if you would like one of our 2022 planners. Just email us with your name, tribe, address, and how many planners you would like. We will put them in the mail to you.
2023 Planners Available Soon!

2023 planners will be coming soon! Email us to request yours and we'll get them out to you soon!
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