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

Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

GrantWatch ID# 159418
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Office of Tribal Transportation
CFDA Number: 20.205
Funding or PIN Number: FHWA-TTPSF-2022-2026
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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/09/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
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.

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)

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 description of eligible projects, please see Section B of the NOFO at


  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

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.

For Funding Restrictions, see

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 TTP Safety Fund application deadline has been extended to March 9, 2023.

For each of FY 2024 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”).

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.
Please see for more information on the transition from DUNS to SAM UEI, including what UEI to enter in the UEI field on and on application package forms.
For more information about required registrations, see

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. For more information, see

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A webinar for prospective applicants was held on October 11, 2022 and a recording is available here:

December 1, 2022, Grant Writing Training and Feedback on FY2022 applications, Link to Recording:

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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
Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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
Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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