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 2023 TTP Safety Fund application deadline has been extended to March 9, 2023.
The FY2022-2026 TTP Safety Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the TTP Safety Fund was published on June 7, 2022 and amended on January 9, 2023. Applications for the FY2023 funding cycle will be accepted through March 9, 2023.
Webinars providing information about the FY2023 TTPSF were recorded on:
- October 11, 2022, Overview of Notice of Funding Opportunity, Link to Recording
- December 1, 2022, Grant Writing Training and Feedback on FY2022 applications, Link to Recording, Download Slides Here, Additional Funding Facts
To apply for the FY2023 TTP Safety Fund, follow these setps:
- Review the FY2022-2026 TTP Safety Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), as amended 1/9/2023.
- Complete an application form.
- 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.
- Click "Upload Application Now" and follow the instructions to upload a completed application form, project narrative, and any additional supporting documentation.
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
Grant Awards from the 2022 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund were announced February 2, 2023. Any projects not selected for funding under the FY2022 funding cycle will automatically be considered for funding in FY2023. Applicants with projects that were not selected can replace their 2022 application if updated information is available by following the application process for FY2023. Subsequent years will require a new application each year.
Prior Year TTP Safety Funding Awards List