August 22-26, 2022
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is a multimodal transportation agency that is responsible for planning, building and operating the State Highway System and support facilities for the efficient and safe movement of people and products by surface and air.
ADOT efforts to address Arizona tribal transportation are based on the following major factors:
ADOT’s Tribal Consultation Policy was initially adopted on September 1, 2006 and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis. It takes into consideration Arizona Revised Statute Section 41-2051, subsection C - Responsibilities of state agencies and Federal legislative requirements for state departments of transportation to consult with Native Nations and Tribal Governments in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning processes. Additionally Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires that Tribes be consulted in any decisions affecting their historic and cultural legacy. This applies to all Tribes resident in Arizona and Tribes with aboriginal or ancestral interests in Arizona. Consultation guidelines outlined in the ADOT policy provide a basis for mutual understanding as appropriate partnerships and agreements are carried out to address State and Tribal transportation issues.
With the adoption of the ADOT Tribal Consultation Policy the department is committed to work with the Tribes, Communities and Native Nations to consult and coordinate on State and Tribal transportation missions and goals. This website was developed to support those efforts and to improve State-Tribal intergovernmental relations through resource information sharing. It is designed to be a central location for state-tribal transportation partnerships, projects, activities, groups, links, and other related information.
To check for state highway system projects on (or near) tribal land areas please use the ADOT electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (eSTIP) interactive map tool. ADOT has included a tribal land boundaries map layer in the eSTIP tool. This feature simplifies the process of identifying state highway system project locations and view project information e.g. state route number, project milepost limits, project type, project description, project contact, construction start date, construction cost by fiscal year, etc.
To use the eSTIP interactive map tool follow these steps:
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Granst.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget and is a system that provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $1.5 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant funding. RAISE grants are awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact and improve transportation infrastructure. Federally recognized Indian Tribes and consortiums of Indian Tribes are eligible to apply. The application deadline is April 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A series of webinars will be held February 9-10 and 15-16, 2022 and for registration information see https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/outreach. The Notice of Funding Opportunity and details on how to apply can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants.
The Federal Highway Administration has announced the availability of $10.1 million in grant funding from the TTPSF. Tribal governments may apply for funding to develop and update transportation safety plans; crash data assessment, improvement and analysis; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvements and other eligible activities. The application deadline is September 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. FHWA held a TTPSF outreach webinar on July 15, 2021 that reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Details on how to apply for this funding, including the NOFO, the application form, and the webinar recording and slides can be found at https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/programs-tribal/safety/funds.
The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program reduces broadband connectivity costs by $50 and $75 for tribal residents. The program also reduces the cost of equipment by $100. The FCC will be hosting a consumer-focused webinar on the Emergency Broadband Benefit on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 beginning at 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide consumers and outreach partners with an overview of the program, eligibility information, and enrollment procedures. During the event, the FCC will discuss the materials developed for partner use in conducting outreach and education about the program. Registration is not required for the webinar. The event will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.
Beginning on April 21, 2021 and running through July 29, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a webinar series on upcoming 2021 NTIA Grant Programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. These three new grant opportunities include:
The webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes Federal funds available to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal Funding from future disasters.
This guide features information on the HMGP process and the differences in the roles and responsibilities for tribes that can act either as an applicant or as a subapplicant to the state. Federally-recognized tribes may have a number of considerations to evaluate when deciding whether to be an applicant or subapplicant.