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Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF)

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 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. See additional information on developing safety plans.

Eligible projects for the TTP Safety Fund include:

  • develop and update 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)

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FY 2022 TTP Safety Fund

The FY2022-2026 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the TTP Safety Fund was published on June 7, 2022. 

For the FY22 funding cycle the application deadline is September 15, 2022. 

A webinar for prospective applicants was held on June 15, 2022. The presentation slides and webinar recording are available for review.

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To apply for the FY22 TTP Safety Fund, follow these steps:

  1. Review the FY2022-2026 TTP Safety Fund NOFO.
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. Prepare a project narrative using the template found in the 2022 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.
  4. Click "Apply Now" below 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

The TTP Safety Fund has similarities to the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program (SS4A).  To help Tribes decide which of these programs is most suitable to thier needs, FHWA has developed a comparison of these grant programs.   

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FY 2023 TTP Safety Fund

A grant forecast has been posted in Grants.gov identifying 10/1/2022, shortly after the FY2022 application deadline, as the start date for the FY2023 application period.  FY2022 awards will not be published before FY2023 applications start to be accepted.  While unfunded applications are not typically rolled forward in this program, a one time exception will be made allowing unfunded applications from FY2022 to be considered during the FY2023 funding cycle. 

TTPSF Frequently Asked Questions

Prior Year TTP Safety Funding Awards Lists

Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2022