Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Competitive Program
- Fiscal Year 2022 Project Selections and Implementation Guidance for the Tribal Transit Competitive Program
- On October 11, 2022, FTA announced approximately $8.6 million in FY 22 Tribal Transit Program grant awards to 25 Tribal governments for projects that support transit services for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, communities or groups in rural areas. View the project selections.
Federal public transportation law (49 USC 5311(c)(1)(A)) authorizes the competitive amount of the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit Program or TTP) Program. The TTP is a set-aside from the Formula Grants for Rural Areas program that included a $30 million formula program and a $5 million competitive grant program for Fiscal Years 2016-2021.
- FY2022: $8,635,124
- FY2021: $10,360,657
- FY 2020: $7,720,321
- FY 2019: $4,954,078
- FY 2018: $4,998,028
- FY 2017: $4,975,528
- FY 2016: $5,000,000
- FY 2014-2015: $10,018,000
Eligible applicants include federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes as identified by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). This list can be found at: https://www.bia.gov/service/tribal-leaders-directory/federally-recognized-tribes.
Federally recognized tribes may use the funding for capital, operating, planning, and administrative expenses for public transit projects that meet the growing needs of rural tribal communities. All activities eligible under Section 5311 are also eligible under the TTP.
FTA Regional Tribal Liaisons
Coordination with Federal Programs
FTA’s Tribal Transit Program allows grantees to coordinate and assist in regularly providing meal delivery service for homebound individuals, if the delivery service does not conflict with providing public transportation service or reduce service to public transportation passengers. Learn more about the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM).
Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL)
The Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) provides a sustainable methodology and platform to access resources across a diverse range of transportation technical assistance centers and FTA. Participating FTA-funded technical assistance centers include:
- National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
- National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT)
- National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)
- National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP)
- Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC)