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Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Transit Projects

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StateProject SponsorProject DescriptionFunding
AKBristol Bay Native AssociationThe Bristol Bay Native Association will receive funding for a planning study to develop a public ferry/barge service. This study area will include several communities in the Nushagak River and Igushik River drainages.$25,000
AKGulkana Village CouncilThe Gulkana Village Council, which operates Soaring Eagles Transit, will receive funding to replace transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. This project will improve safety, mobility and service reliability for residents who use the service for local and intercity travel to surrounding communities in the region.$165,000
AKNome Eskimo CommunityThe Nome Eskimo Community (NEC) will receive funding to update their Tribal Transit Plan. NEC provides transit services to low-income, youth, seniors and people with disabilities in Nome. This project will help NEC continue to provide access to essential services that are critical to its tribal members.$9,450
AKNoorvik Native Community (NNC)The Noorvik Native Community (NNC) will receive funding to purchase a new vehicle. This vehicle will provide tribal members with reliable and safe transportation. Currently there are no transit services provided for community or tribal members in Noorvik.$90,100
AKNoorvik Native Community (NNC)The Noorvik Native Community (NNC) will receive funding to initiate transit service. This project will improve safety, reliability and mobility for its tribal members in Noorvik.$96,055
AKNulato VillageThe Nulato Village will receive funding to initiate transit service to provide residents with greater access to jobs, school, healthcare and other services in and around Nulato.$69,903
AKPetersburg Indian AssociationThe Petersburg Indian Association will receive funding to initiate paratransit service to provide greater access to jobs, healthcare and other services for tribal members residing in Petersburg Borough.$26,053
AZKaibab Band of Paiute IndiansThe Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians will receive funding to replace a transit vehicle that has exceeded its useful life. This project will help residents access healthcare and other services in northern Mohave and Coconino Counties and nearby southern Utah.$25,800
AZSan Carlos Apache Tribal CouncilThe San Carlos Apache Tribal Council will receive funding to purchase vehicles to replace older vans that have exceeded their useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs and help tribal members in Graham, Gila and Pinal counties access jobs, healthcare and other services.$439,398
CABlue Lake Rancheria, CaliforniaThe Blue Lake Rancheria tribe will receive funding to update their tribal transit plan to ensure a continuation of services for its tribal members in the foothills of the Coastal Range of Humboldt County.$25,000
CASusanville Indian RancheriaThe Susanville Indian Rancheria will receive funding to replace a vehicle that has exceeded its useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs and ensure continued safe and reliable service for tribal members who need access to jobs, healthcare and other services in Northern California.$54,000
FLSeminole Tribe of FloridaThe Seminole Tribe of Florida will receive funding to initiate a tribal transit plan. The development of a tribal transit program will be tailored to serve the unique needs and resources of the Seminole Tribe to ensure a continuation of coordinated services for its tribal members throughout Central and Southeast Florida.$25,000
KSPrairie Band Potawatomi NationThe Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will receive funding to replace a vehicle that has exceeded its useful life, and funding to expand its current operations facility. This project will address state of good repair needs and improve safety, reliability and mobility for tribal members in Jackson County and surrounding areas.$593,010
KSSac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and NebraskaThe Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri will receive funding to continue operations and maintenance of its transit service. The project will ensure safe, reliable, and economical transit services for tribal residents.$249,999
LATunica-Biloxi Tribe of LouisianaThe Tunica-Biloxi Tribe will receive funding to conduct a feasibility study for future transit service. This project will help determine the future transportation needs of tribal members throughout Central Louisiana.$25,000
MEHoulton Band of Maliseet IndiansThe Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) in Maine will receive funding to purchase a loader and plow to maintain its transit facilities and routes to ensure continued services for its tribal members in Aroostook County. The equipment will be used to remove snow and debris from transportation facilities and transit routes through the winter months and for materials movement at facilities in Spring, Summer and Fall.$245,000
MIBay Mills Indian CommunityThe Bay Mills Indian Community will receive funding to replace two vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs and ensure continued safe and reliable service for tribal members in rural Brimley, Michigan.$90,000
MNBois Forte Band of ChippewaThe Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will receive funding to purchase two vehicles that meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, improving access and mobility for tribal residents. The vehicles will be used to provide and support non-emergency medical transportation in the Arrowhead region of northern Minnesota.$135,000
MNBois Forte Band of ChippewaThe Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will receive funding to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a maintenance facility. Their fleet is stored outdoors and subject to significant weather elements.$25,000
MNFond du Lac Band of Lake Superior ChippewaThe Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive funding to modernize and update an existing maintenance facility. The tribe operates Fond du Lac Transit, which provides service to connect tribal members to jobs, education, healthcare and other services on the reservation in Northeastern Minnesota and surrounding communities.$178,963
MNRed Lake Band of Chippewa IndiansThe Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive funding to purchase new vehicles that meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, improving access and mobility for tribal residents. The new vehicles will help the tribe expand transit service and ensure safe and reliable travel for tribal residents in Northwest Minnesota.$324,000
MNThe Prairie Island Indian CommunityThe Prairie Island Indian Community will receive funding to create a tribal transit plan to serve the reservation, which is located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minnesota. Plans for the transit service call for routes that connect residents with healthcare, education and other community services.$24,895
MSMississippi Band of Choctaw IndiansThe Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will receive funding to conduct a feasibility study for a central call center and/or maintenance facility. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) Choctaw Community Regional Transportation provides transit service within the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Meridian, Mississippi.$25,000
MTBlackfeet NationThe Blackfeet Nation will receive funding to develop a master tribal transit plan. The proposed plan will explore additional routes and services throughout the Blackfeet Reservation and neighboring areas in Northwest Montana to promote economic development and enhance the health and welfare of the Blackfeet Nation.$25,000
MTChippewa Cree TribeThe Chippewa Cree Tribe will receive funding to deploy a technology-based risk data management system to their vehicle fleet. The project will incorporate technological enhancements including real-time driver monitoring, scheduling of maintenance and advanced trip and route planning to ensure continued reliable services for tribal members throughout the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.$35,550
MTFort Belknap Indian CommunityThe Fort Belknap Indian Community will receive funding to replace a vehicle that has exceeded its useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs and ensure continued safe and reliable services for tribal members of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and surrounding communities.$120,000
NCEastern Band of Cherokee IndiansThe Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will receive funding to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life and purchase a new vehicle for service expansion. This project will address state of good repair needs and help the tribe continue to provide safe and reliable transit service for residents to access jobs, school and community services.$280,800
NEWinnebago Tribe of NebraskaThe Winnebago Tribe will receive funding to purchase a vehicle for a new transit route. This project will address state of good repair needs and help the tribe continue to provide safe and reliable transit service to help residents access jobs, school and community services in Sioux City and South Sioux City, along with coordinated trips with Sioux City Transit and the Omaha Tribal Shuttle.$32,207
NMPueblo of Santa ClaraThe Pueblo of Santa Clara, which is served by North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), will receive funding to replace a vehicle that has exceeded its useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs and help the Pueblo continue to provide safe and reliable transit service to help tribal residents access jobs, school and community services.$126,000
NVFallon Paiute-Shoshone TribeThe Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, served by Courtesy Transit, will receive funding for operating assistance to continue services for tribal members that live within the boundaries of the Fallon Reservation, located in rural Northern Nevada.$137,180
OKCherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation will receive funding to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. This project will help the tribe address state of good repair needs and continue safe and reliable transit services for residents traveling to jobs, healthcare and other community services.$170,100
ORConfederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ReservationThe Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will receive funding to purchase and install security infrastructure at several facilities. This project will improve safety and ensure continued service for tribal members that rely on transit services in Northeastern Oregon, and Southeastern Washington.$36,593
SDCheyenne River Sioux TribeThe Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) will receive funding to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life and funding to support service facilities. This project will address state of good repair needs and will assist members for this federally recognized tribe, located in North Central South Dakota, in reaching healthcare, employment and education opportunities.$293,150
SDSisseton-Wahpeton OyateThe Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (partnering with Community Transit, Inc.) will receive funding to purchase vehicles for service expansion, providing additional transit service and connections to the Lake Traverse Reservation, located in Northeastern South Dakota.$481,761
WACowlitz Indian TribeThe Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive funding for a feasibility study to develop cost-effective, fixed-route service for its tribal members and rural residents in Southwest Washington. Currently, Cowlitz Tribal Transit Services provides a demand response service for its tribal community in a largely rural, low-density service area.$25,000
WACowlitz Indian TribeThe Cowlitz Indian Tribe will receive funding to replace a vehicle that has exceeded its useful life. This project will address state of good repair needs continuing a program to support access to jobs, healthcare and community services.$77,385
WALummi Tribe of the Lummi ReservationThe Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation will receive funding to implement GPS tracking of Lummi Transit vehicles and new bus shelters. This project will address state of good repair needs and ensure a program to support access to jobs, healthcare and community services for tribal residents.$82,112
WAQuinault Indian NationThe Quinault Indian Nation will receive funding to develop a public transit plan. This will allow the Tribe to initiate transit service in the Quinault Indian Reservation, located near the base of the Olympic Peninsula in Southwestern Washington.$25,000
WIBad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa IndiansThe Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive funding to construct a facility to store their vehicles. This project will address state of good repair needs and ensure a continuity of services especially needed during winter weather conditions.$39,614

Total:
$4,954,078

Last updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2020