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Fiscal Year 2022 Tribal Transit Project Selections

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State Project Sponsor Project Description Funding
AK Emmonak Village The Emmonak Village will receive funding to develop a transit plan. The plan will improve access to and within Emmonak and better connect residents to jobs, healthcare and economic opportunities. $25,000
AK Native Village of Tununak The Native Village of Tununak will receive funding to develop a transit plan, buy a vehicle and operate a new transit system. The plan will improve access to and within this remote Alaska Native village on Nelson Island, 519 miles northwest of Anchorage, and better connect its residents to jobs, healthcare and economic opportunities. $187,168
AK Nunakauyarmiut Tribe The Nunakauyarmiut Tribe will receive funding to develop and operate a transit program and buy a new, accessible vehicle. This will allow the tribe, located in Tooksook Bay, Alaska, 115 miles northwest of Bethel, to better serve residents. $187,168
AK Igiugig Village The Igiugig Village, with a population of 71, will receive funding to initiate a tribal transit program and to buy a new, accessible vehicle. This will allow the tribe to better serve residents in the village, located in Southwestern Alaska on the mouth of the Kvichak River and Lake Iliamna. $187,168
AK Metlakatla Indian Community The Metlakatla Indian Community will receive operating funds to initiate a new fixed-route service between the Metlakatla Municipal Building and the Annette Islands Ferry Terminal. The new service will improve safety, reliability and mobility for tribal members on the Annette Islands Reserve in Alaska. $75,000
AK Native Village of Unalakleet The Native Village of Unalakleet will receive funding to build a bus garage and maintenance facility, which will improve the state of repair of its fleet by providing sheltered indoor space to store and repair buses. The village, located on the Norton Sound 180 miles southeast of Nome, provides on-demand transit to help residents get to the health clinic, grocery store, post office, tribal office, airport, and other services. $1,607,986
AZ Hualapai Indian Tribe The Hualapai Indian Tribe will receive funding to buy approximately two replacement buses that will replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The buses serve a rural area in northwestern Arizona—including the Hualapai reservation and neighboring communities—allowing residents to access jobs, schools, healthcare and essential services. $360,000
CA Yurok Tribe The Yurok Tribe will receive funding to buy real-time transit software, build bus shelters and ferry docking stations, and expand transit routes. The improvements will enhance ferry service, provide shelter for new low- and no-emission buses, and improve service so residents can access jobs, schools, healthcare and essential services. $294,841
ID Coeur D' Alene Tribe The Coeur D' Alene Tribe will receive funding to buy two buses for their transit system, which serves an estimated 65,750 riders annually in Benewah, and Kootenai counties in northern Idaho. The buses will allow the Tribe to continue to provide safe, timely, and fare-free public transportation that allows residents to access a jobs, schools, healthcare and essential services. $380,050
ID Nez Perce Tribe The Nez Perce Tribe's Appaloosa Express Transit, which operates transit service on and near the Nez Perce Reservation in North Central Idaho, will receive funding to ensure continued transit services for its tribal members. The funding will help the Tribe improve access to jobs, healthcare and essential services in and around the reservation. $899,139
MI Bay Mills Indian Community The Bay Mills Indian Community will receive funding to ensure continued transit services for its tribal members located in a rural area in Chippewa County. The funding will help the Tribe improve access to jobs, healthcare and essential services for its community. $150,000
NE Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will receive funding to buy replacement vehicles and maintenance equipment and to upgrade its maintenance facility. The project will improve the fleet's state of repair, especially needed during winter weather conditions. $489,700
NM Pueblo of Santa Clara The Pueblo of Santa Clara will receive funding to upgrade two bus stops with shelters and passenger amenities to improve accessibility. The improvements will help the Pueblo of continue to provide safe and reliable transit service to help tribal residents access jobs, education and healthcare. $140,000
NM Pueblo of Tesuque The Pueblo of Tesuque will receive funding to upgrade two bus stops with shelters and passenger amenities to improve accessibility. The improvements 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, education and healthcare. $140,000
NM Jicarilla Apache Nation The Jicarilla Apache Nation will receive funding to buy buses that will replace buses that have exceeded their useful life. The project will support residents of rural north central New Mexico with greater access to jobs, school, healthcare and economic opportunities. $120,000
NV Walker River Paiute Tribe The Walker River Paiute Tribe will receive funding to initiate transit service. The Tribe will hire staff and buy fuel, tires, software, and equipment. The Agai-Dicutta Tribal Transit Program will provide Tribal residents with access to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other essential services. $976,360
NY Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will receive funding to buy a replacement vehicle and a new vehicle, and for operations. This project will improve access for its tribal residents in the community, located in upstate New York along the Canadian border, and better connect them to jobs, healthcare and economic opportunities. $207,633
OK Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on behalf of Northeast Oklahoma Tribal Transit Consortium The Northeast Oklahoma Tribal Transit Consortium, a consortium of nine tribal nations in Northeast Oklahoma, first introduced evening on-demand service in 2021. To capitalize on the program's success, the NTTC will receive capital and operating funding to upgrade scheduling technology for its phone app and on-demand vehicles to expand service to daytime hours. $337,417
OR Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will receive funding to conduct a feasibility study to expand its transit center to accommodate its growing bus fleet and staff. This project will improve access to and within the community so that the tribe may better serve its members and the rural communities in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. $25,000
SD Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe will receive funding to conduct a feasibility study to establish and maintain a new transit authority to serve transit-dependent residents of Moody, Brookings, and Minnehaha Counties, including the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation. This project will improve access to and within the community and better connect tribal residents to jobs, healthcare and economic opportunities. $25,000
VA Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe will receive funding to initiate transit service for residents of the rural community on and near the Tribe's reservation in King William County. The Tribe will buy electric, wheelchair-accessible passenger vans, charging equipment, a maintenance vehicle and communications systems to support operations and maintenance. $757,152
WA The Spokane Reservation The Spokane Reservation will receive funding to replace paratransit vehicles and hire additional drivers for the Moccasin Express transportation service on the Spokane Indian Reservation, which primarily serves Tribal elders. $481,723
WI Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive funding for outreach and planning to inform Bad River's Transit Strategic Plan. This plan will be used for service decisions and a potential expansion to better meet transit needs in the Bad River region. $16,185
WI Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will receive funding to replace transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life. The new vehicles will help deliver reliable connections between the Menominee Reservation and 30 counties in Wisconsin. $330,000
WI Forest County Potawatomi Community The Forest County Potawatomi Community will receive funding to buy a zero-emission passenger van and a hybrid electric van to serve a new route connecting the Tribe's Community Center to nearby schools, supporting after-school programming and opportunities. $235,434

Total Funds:
$8,635,124

Last updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2022