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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 2024 TTP Safety Fund

For the 2024 TTP Safety Fund a list of awards is available here. Awards letters for the 2024 TTP Safety Fund Award were distributed on May 29, 2024.  If you have questions, please email TTPSF@dot.gov.

FY2025 TTP Safety Fund

Applications for the 2025 TTP Safety Fund will be accepted October 1, 2024 through January 15, 2025. 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.

FHWA is interested in comments on the application form and project narrative guidelines that will be provided to applicants for the application period that begins on October 1, 2024.  These documents are posted online here for review. Through July 15, 2024, you may send an email with your comments to TTPSF@DOT.gov or follow instructions published in the federal register under citation 89 FR 42571 to provide your comments.

Safe Streets and Roads for All Program

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A), Tribal Transportation Program (TTP), and Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) are three complementary USDOT programs that are available to Tribes for projects that reduce fatalities and injuries on roadway facilities. A comparison of these programs and guidance on frequently asked questions about funding a project using grants from multiple of these sources is available here. Additional detail can be found in the applicable Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).

Additional Information

For Additional Information

Adam Larsen
Safety Engineer & Safety Program Manager
Email: TTPSF@dot.gov
Phone: 360-619-2601