Transportation resources for Tribal Governments

Construction workers pave the shoulder of the Camp 14 Road.

The Camp 14 Road project is a Highway Safety Improvement ​Project (HSIP) sponsored by the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe

​The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is creating additional opportunities for tribal governments. Funding opportunities are available for transportation projects (i.e., roads, bridges, rail and other transportation infrastructure) within federally recognized tribal lands. Application, deadline and contact information is located on each program's webpage.

Road and Bridge

Program nameApplication cycleConsiderations
Surface Transportation Program-Urban (STP-U)Biennially (September-November)Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) areas only. Public roads only. Some restrictions apply. Supplemental solicitations may occur.
Surface Transportation Program-Local (STP-L)Biennially (September-November)Public roads only. Some restrictions apply. Supplemental solicitations may occur.
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)Biennially (September-November)Additional solicitations may occur.
Local Bridge Improvement AssistanceBiennially (September-November)
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)Biennially (September-November)There may be supplemental solicitations.
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)Biannually (Mid-August and mid-February)Crash data is required.
Disaster Damage AidsDisaster event based

WIS 47 in Keshena before lighting was installed, the road is very dark and there is poor visibility.

WIS 47 in Keshena after lighting was installed, there is improved visibility.

Before and after the Keshena WIS 47 project. The project was completed as a cost share between the Menominee tribe, WisDOT and a grant from BIA.

Rail, Harbor and Transit

Program nameApplication cycleConsiderations
Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRRP)Ongoing
Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement Program (FRIIP)Ongoing
Harbor Assistance Program (HAP)Annually (August 1)
Tribal Transportation for EldersAnnually (mid-December)
Federal Formula Grant Program for Rural AreasAnnually (mid-December)Transportation system must be open to the public.
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities ProgramAnnually (mid-August)

Other Transportation Aid

Program nameApplication cycleConsiderations
Transportation Economic Assistance Grant (TEA)Ongoing
State Infrastructure Bank Program (SIB)
Carbon Reduction Program (CRP)In developmentApplication cycle likely to coincide with STP. Supplemental solicitations may occur.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) resources