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Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

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

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

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09/09/21 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to USA Indian Tribes to improve road safety in Tribal communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to ten business days to complete. The purpose of this program is to reduce serious injuries and fatalities due to transportation incidents such as motor vehicle crashes.

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) has been published. This notice announces the availability of approximately funding for projects in four categories: safety plans; data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvement and other eligible activities as listed in 23 U.S.C.148(a)(4). 

Each year under the FAST Act, 2% 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.

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. For additional information on developing safety plans, see

Eligible projects for the TTP Safety Fund under the FAST Act include:

  • Development and update of transportation safety plans
  • Crash 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).

For a full list of Eligible Projects, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 159418

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 90

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $10,100,000
- Award Floor: $1


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for TTPSF discretionary grants are federally recognized 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). 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.

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A webinar reviewing the NOFO will be held on July 15, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Click here to join the webinar:

The audio portion of the webinar can be accessed from this teleconference line: TOLL FREE 1-888-251-2909; ACCESS CODE 13645062.

A Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 202-366-3993.

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

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is September 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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.

Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM):
Each applicant must: (1) Be registered in SAM before submitting its application; (2) provide a valid unique entity identifier in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. The Department may not make a TTPSF grant to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time DOT is ready to make an TTPSF grant, DOT may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a TTPSF grant and use that determination as a basis for making a TTPSF grant to another applicant. Information on SAM can be found at It typically takes 7-10 business days for SAM registration process to be completed.


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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 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 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: 360-619-2601
Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

For legal questions, please contact:
Ms. Vivian Philbin
Office of the Chief Counsel
Federal Highway Administration
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: (720) 963-3445
Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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