California & Nevada Tribal Transportation Training & Technical Assistance Program

NEWS

 

EPA Funding Announcement

A $13.5 million funding opportunity for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program is now open. Proposals must be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov no later than 4 p.m. ET on June 15, 2015.
EPA anticipates that evaluations and selections will be completed by September, 2015, at which time applicants will be notified of their status.
Priority will be given to proposals which demonstrate, among other factors:
  • Diesel emission reductions from engines involved in goods movement, including freight and/or ports;
  • Diesel emission reductions in areas of poor air quality;
  • Project outcomes that benefit the community; and
  • Community engagement and partnerships in the development and implementation of the project.
Eligible entities include regional, state, local or tribal agencies (or intertribal consortia) or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, and nonprofit organizations or institutions that: a) represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or b) have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality. Grants.gov announcement link

 

Department of Health and Human Services-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites
Department of Health and Human Services
FY 2015 Competitive Grant
Deadline to apply is June 22, 2015
All applicants must register on Grants.gov click here.

 

The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2)
SHRP2 Solutions introduce procedures, practices, and applications to advance the highway system in four key focus areas.
In establishing SHRP2, Congress recognized that developing breakthrough solutions to complex challenges requires both large-scale collaboration and intensive focus. As a result, SHRP2 has concentrated resources in four broad focus areas identified by state transportation agencies as essential to the Nation’s health, safety, economy, and quality of life.
This approach, which integrates research from multiple disciplines and involves input from all highway stakeholders, not just transportation agencies, is fundamentally different from the broad, discipline-based research programs that have been the mainstay of the highway industry for more than half a century.
SHRP2 aims to create one resource for the most innovative, practical, and proven tools to help transportation professionals quickly rehabilitate America’s aging highway system, reduce congestion, and save lives by making roads safer both from a driver-behavior and infrastructure perspective.
FHWA and AASHTO have announced Round 5 recipients for the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program. Recipients of the awards will be added to the Solutions in the Field map next week. FHWA and AASHTO also announced a tentative list of products for Rounds 6 and 7 implementation assistance.
For more information about the program go to the GoSHARP2 Web site.

 

 

 

Formula Grants for Rural Areas: Program Guidance and Application Instructions
This circular is a re-issuance of guidance on the administration and preparation of the transit assistance program for guidance on the administration and preparation of grant applications for the Formula Grants for Rural Area Program under 49 U.S.C 5311. This revision incorporates provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and includes the most current available guidance as of the date of publication:
Circular C 940.1G: Formula Grants for Rural Areas: Program Guidance and Application Instructions (PDF).
In conjunction with publication of this circular, FTA published a notice in the Federal Register on October 24, 2014 (PDF) (79 FR 63663) addressing comments received during development of the circular.

 

 

 

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been working to establish a site specific to Native American Data available in FARS. The site is now available.  The information is provided for Native American fatalities, Native American fatalities on Tribal reservations, and all fatalities on Tribal reservations from 2007-2011.  To visit the website go to: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/USA WEB REPORT.HTM

CA High Speed Rail Authority has a new Tribal Relations Webpage. It went “live” in early March and can be found at the following web address: http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Programs/Tribal_Relations/index.html

Bureau of Indian Affairs. The BIA Indian Highway Safety Program offers annual funding opportunities. Click here for the BIA Indian Highway Safety FY2014 Plan for your information.

Tribal Directory Assessment Tool (TDAT) v2.0 Website

TDAT was designed to help users quickly identify tribes and provide appropriate tribal contact information to assist with initiating Section 106 consultation. Two key aspects of TDAT are its ability to:

  1. Link tribes’ areas of interest down to the county level, and
  2. Perform a variety of queries related to tribes.

TDAT v2.0 was developed by the Office of Environment and Energy’s Environmental Planning Division (EPD) to assist users with Section 106 compliance and tribal consultation.

State reports link tribes to their counties of interest in the particular state. Tribes may reside in or outside of that state. Check back frequently for updates.

For more information visit their web site at http://egis.hud.gov/tdat/Tribal.aspx.

Developing Tribal Transportation Safety Plans Webinar

Recording available at http://goo.gl/tWUSnb

Speakers:
Adam Larsen, Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
Russell Garcia, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration
Cindi Ptak, Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration

Description:

Tribal Transportation Safety Plans are a critical first step for developing a strategic approach to transportation safety risks. This training will be an overview of a recommended process for developing TTSP.

MAP-21 sets aside 2% of the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) as TTP Safety Funds (TTPSF) to be made available to tribes on a competitive basis. The funds will be distributed to tribes to develop strategic plans and implement multi-disciplinary strategies that are most likely to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes that are occurring in Indian Country.

The top priority during the first cycle of funding will be funding the development of Tribal Transportation Safety Plans. The training will also cover key elements for Tribes to consider when applying for TTPSF dollars to develop a Tribal Transportation Safety Plan.

This recorded webinar link will be posted on the FHWA TTP Safety Resources Page soon.  The link to that page is: http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ttp/safety/

 

MAP 21 and Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice FAQ
This webpage is intended to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning environmental justice in the planning and NEPA processes.

Connecting Nevada: Planning Our Transportation Future

The Final Report along with the documents that were created for the study are now available on the Project Documentspage. Additionally an Executive_Summary is provided for your use.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) launched the Connecting Nevada Plan to provide a comprehensive, statewide, multi-modal planning effort with the goal of improving communication and coordination among partner agencies, geographic areas, and planning efforts.

The grants.gov website has been redesigned.

Although the look and feel of the site will be different, the content and its functionality will remain the same. The TTAP Funding links now take you to the Grants,gov Search web page. The easiest way to find specific grant detail is to locate the Funding Opportunity Number or the CFDA number noted on the TTAP Funding Opportunity and enter either into the new Grants.gov search menu.

The FHWA Office of The Federal Lands Highways has released new Tribal Transportation Program Contact Information

Federal Highway Administration MAP-21 Website

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Federal Transit Administration MAP-21 Website

Programs and New Program Funding Summary

 

 

TTAP Publications

Printed copies of our in-house publications are available on a first-come, first served basis. Priority is given to Tribal Transportation Personnel. PDF versions of most of our publications are available in the TTAP section of this site.

All our videos, publications and CD-ROMs in our lending library are loaned for a four-week period. Two titles may be borrowed at a time.

To order or borrow materials, please e-mail or fax a request to:
barry@nijc.org or, tcoord@nijc.org Fax no. 707-579-9019

To view past issues of publications, videos and Development programs, please visit our website library at: TTAP Resources