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Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

Transportation fatalities and injuries severely impact the quality of life in Indian country.  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 identified by federally recognized Indian tribes through a competitive, discretionary program. Projects are chosen whose outcomes will reduce fatal and serious injuries in transportation related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes.

FHWA advocates the development of strategic transportation safety plans as a means for tribes to determine how transportation safety needs will be addressed in and around tribal communities. See additional information on developing safety plans.

Eligible projects for the TTP Safety Fund include:

  • develop and update transportation safety plans
  • safety data assessment, improvement, and analysis
  • systemic roadway departure countermeasures
  • infrastructure improvements and other eligible activities as listed in 23 U.S.C. 148(a)(4)

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FY 2023 TTP Safety Fund

The FY2022-2026 TTP Safety Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the TTP Safety Fund was published on June 7, 2022.  Applications for the FY2023 funding cycle will be accepted now through January 15, 2023.

A webinar for prospective applicants will be held on October 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time / 4:00 pm Eastern Time.  To join the webinar click here or call 551 285 1373 and enter meeting ID 160 835 1138 and passcode 923902.

To apply for the FY2023 TTP Safety Fund, follow these setps: 

  1. Review the FY2022-2026 TTP Safety Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. Prepare a project narrative using the template found in the 2022-2026 TTPSF Application Information and Selection Criteria Guide (.docx) (or as a PDF)
    • For the Safety Plans category, a completed application form may serve as your project narrative.
    • For the Systemic Roadway Departure Countermeasures category the completed Risk Assessment Form should accompany a project narrative.
  4. Click "Upload Application Now" and follow the instructions to upload a completed application form, project narrative, and any additional supporting documentation.

Click Here to Upload Application Now

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the Acrobat forms below cannot be opened in your browser. Please download these documents as follows: Right click on each link and select "Save link as..." or "Save target as..." from the menu options (the wording varies by browser). Select a save location on your device and click the Save button. After downloading, open the files directly with Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

All of the above documents can also be accessed from the TTP Safety Fund Application Documents Page.

Please direct any questions to TTPSF@dot.gov or call Adam Larsen at 360-619-2601. 

FY 2022 TTP Safety Fund

Applicatinos for the FY22 funding cycle were due September 15, 2022. Applications are being reviewed and the approval process typically takes at least 5 months.  Any projects not selected for funding under the FY2022 funding cycle will automatically be considered for funding in FY2023.  Subsequent years will require a new application each year. 

TTPSF Frequently Asked Questions

Prior Year TTP Safety Funding Awards Lists

Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2022