Program Description

The Tribal Transportation Program (TTP), co-administered by FHWA and the BIA, is established in 23 U.S.C. 202 to address the transportation needs of the federally recognized tribes and tribal governments throughout the United States. The TTP provides funding for planning, design, construction, and maintenance projects and activities on public roads or facilities that provide access to or are located within Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Alaska Native Villages. In addition, the TTP contributes to tribal economic development, self-determination, and employment. Funds are allocated using a statutory formula. The TTP regulations are located at 25CFR170. For additional information, please visit the program website.

General Program Requirements

All federally recognized tribes are eligible to participate in this program.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Tribes should contact their BIA Regional Office's Roads Engineer or FHWA's Office of Tribal Transportation Program (see above) for questions or additional information regarding the Tribal Transportation Program.

Program Contact Information

Robert Sparrow
Director - Office of Tribal Transportation Program
robert.sparrow@dot.gov
(202) 366-9483

Additional Information

Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedProgram Funding Agreements
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeMandatory
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number20.205
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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