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Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve Road
Safety in Native American Communities

Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

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United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Office of Tribal Transportation

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09/15/22 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to USA Indian Tribes to improve road safety in Native American communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. The purpose of this program is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities due to transportation incidents such as motor vehicle crashes.

Each year under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), as enacted by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), 4% of the available TTP funds are set aside to address transportation safety issues in Native America. TTPSF grants are available to federally recognized Indian tribes through a competitive, discretionary program. Awarded annually, projects are chosen whose outcomes will address the prevention and reduction of death or serious injuries in transportation related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes. Transportation fatalities and injuries severely impact the quality of life in Indian country. Statistics are consistently higher than the rest of the nation as a whole.

For purposes of awarding funds under this program in FY 2022 through FY 2026, FHWA has identified four award categories: (1) safety plans; (2) data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; (3) systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and (4) infrastructure improvements and other eligible activities as listed in 23 U.S.C. § 148(a)(4). 

Eligible projects are those described in 23 U.S.C. § 148(a)(4), which include strategies, activities, and projects on a public road that are consistent with a transportation safety plan and (i) correct or improve a hazardous road location or feature, or (ii) address a highway safety problem.

For a list of eligible projects, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 159418

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for TTPSF discretionary grants are federally recognized Indian Tribes identified on the list of “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs” (published at 86 FR 18552 or future updates). Other entities may partner with a Tribal government to submit an application, but the eligible applicant must be a federally recognized Indian Tribe. A Tribe may submit more than one application; however, only one project may be included in each application. In the event a Tribe submits more than one application, each application will be evaluated separately.

The FHWA anticipates high demand for this limited amount of funding and encourages applications with scalable requests that allow more Tribes to receive funding and applications for requests that identify a commitment of other funding sources to complement TTPSF funding requests. Applicants should clearly demonstrate the independent components of each project that can be completed if only partial funding is provided. Applicants should demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement the proposed request in a timely manner and ensure that cost estimates and timelines to complete deliverables are included in their applications.

Recipients of prior TTPSF funds may submit applications during this current round according to the selection criteria. However, to be competitive, the applicant should demonstrate the extent to which the previously funded project or projects has met estimated project schedules and budget, as well as the ability to realize the outcomes for previous awards.

Funding Restrictions can be found at

Pre-proposal Conference:

A webinar for prospective applicants will be held on June 15, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Pacific / 3:30 p.m. Eastern to review the funding opportunity and application process.

To join the webinar, use this link:

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the URL for Full Text, see below.

Pre-Application Information:

For FY 2022, applications may be submitted through the application deadline at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on September 15, 2022.

For each of FY 2023 through FY 2026, applications must be submitted between 12:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, on October 1 and no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on January 15 for each respective fiscal year (the “application deadline”).

Applications for all fiscal years must be submitted electronically. Also, applicants are encouraged to submit applications in advance of the application deadline, however applications will not be evaluated, and awards will not be made until after the application deadline.

There is no matching requirement for the TTPSF. However, if the total amount of funding requested for applications rated “highly qualified” or “qualified,” or independent components of such applications, exceeds the amount of available funding, FHWA may give priority consideration to those projects that show a commitment of other allowable funding sources to complement a TTPSF funding request. Therefore, leveraging a TTPSF request with other funding sources is encouraged.

Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM) Effective April 4, 2022, the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number will no longer be required for entities doing business with the Federal Government and will be replaced by the SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). As of that date, applicants will need to use a UEI issued during the registration process. Active registrants in have had their SAM UEI automatically assigned and it is currently viewable within; there is no action for registered entities to take at this time to obtain their SAM UEI. Note that, prior to April 4, 2022, applicants should have or obtain both a DUNS number and a SAM UEI as the DUNS will remain the authoritative identifier until that date.
Each applicant is required to:
a. Have an active registration in at the time the applicant submits an application;
b. Provide a valid UEI in their application; and
c. Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which the applicant has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions about the TTP Safety Fund or the application process, please send an email to

For further information concerning this notice please contact:
Adam Larsen
TTPSF Program Manager
Office of Tribal Transportation
Office of Federal Lands Highway
Federal Highway Administration
610 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: 360-619-2601

For legal questions, please contact:
Michelle Andotra
Office of the Chief Counsel
Federal Highway Administration
60 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 8M5
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-562-3679

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