A new formula for the allocation of funds was implemented in FY2013 with the passage of “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century Act, P.L ” (MAP-21). A final FY 13 CR was passed at the end of March 2013, providing: ◦ The remainder of limitation (funding) for the year (including a ~0.2% rescission); and ◦ Obligation limitation of 4.1% to be applied to TTP Sequestration did not effect TTP Program. Full year funding percentages and shares were allocated shortly thereafter.
Summary of FY2013 MAP-21 TTP Formula funding: ◦ Total Authority: $450,000,000 Impact of Rescission: $900,000 – rescission Result - $449,100,000 available ◦ Set Asides/Takedowns: 2% for Safety, Bridge, and Tribal Planning ( Approx. $8.98 million each ) 6% for Administrative Expenses ( Approx. $26.95 million ) Supplemental Funding ( $ million ) 80% Transition ( $ million ) Result - $13.58 million for formula distribution
Formula factors breakdown: Mileage:$3,668,608 Population:$5,299,100 Historic Region Formula:$4,619,728 Now obligation limitation reduction ( Approx. $18.41 million ) is applied to all factors to determine final tribal shares.
PMO: Program Management Oversight PLN: Planning SAF: Safety BDG: Tribal Transportation Facility Bridges SUP: Tribal Supplemental Funding F11: 80% of RNDF/PAF for FY2011 REM: Tribal Shares (remainder after 80% portion)
FY12 Inventory is used for mileage factor in new MAP-21 formula for as long as MAP-21 is in effect Inventory updates are encouraged to continue
Regulation Updates: ◦ 25CFR170 Preliminary Working Draft was made available to the TTPCC for initial comment in Jan TTPCC provided input and recommendations. Final Draft was assembled and published in the Federal Register (April 12, 2013) Public meetings to discuss the draft were held at three locations across Indian Country. Received comments are being reviewed and modifications to the Rule are being made (if required). Issuance of an NPRM is anticipated in late fall. Formal updating process will be carried out with goal to have Final Rule updated and published in Spring 2014 (FY14). ◦ Bridge (23CFR661) A technical amendment to include MAP-21 changes to the existing Bridge Regulations is under review by FHWA.
BIA published a notice of consultation on draft proposed regulations on April 12, 2013 Notice, Dear Tribal Leader letter, Agenda, meeting sites, and a copy of the Draft Regulations were posted at: ◦ More than 360 separate comments from more than 30 separate Tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and other interested parties.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) was published in the Federal Register on August 5. This notice announces the availability of $8.6 million in funding and requests grant applications for funds in four categories: Safety Planning; Engineering Improvements; Enforcement and Emergency Services; and Education Programs. Deadline for submissions is September 19th. For complete instructions on preparing and submitting an application for TTPSF, please see: You do NOT need to register using Please submit your application directly to FHWA at Contact: Russell Garcia, or
TTP Planning funds ( tribal transportation planning or 2% planning funds ) were distributed along with the tribal shares and are posted at both BIA and FHWA websites TTP Planning: $8.6 Million TTP Bridge funds have been allocated in accordance with procedures in 23 CFR 661 In FY 13, TTP Bridge program funded 16 bridge construction projects and 2 bridge design projects.
Tribally-owned bridges are now required to have bridge inspections conducted and the results submitted to the FHWA for inclusion into the National Bridge Inventory(NBI). Currently, the NBI allows 15 alpha/numeric characters in a structure #. ◦ Historical BIA numbering: A For uniformity purposes, the following numbering schema is proposed for Tribally-owned bridges: ( Example: Cheyenne River Reservation ) A T ? ? ? ? [ ] 11 [ ] [ N T T F I six-code ] [ Tribal schema ] Only constant in ALL tribal bridges
BIA-owned bridges have been required to have bridge inspections conducted and the results also submitted to the FHWA for inclusion into the National Bridge Inventory(NBI) A (historical BIA schema) The following numbering schema will be used for other BIA structures: A B 8 ? ? ? (Pedestrian bridges) The following numbering schema will be used for other BIA structures: A B 8 ? ? ? (Pedestrian bridges) A B 9 ? ? ? (non-NBI eligible structures)
MAP-21 ◦ 2 nd year of authority No FY14 Appropriation bills have been signed by Congress. Scenarios ◦ Full year appropriation bill signed and full year funds available 1 st quarter of FY14 ◦ Continuing resolution passed providing partial year funding ◦ No appropriation action taken and no funds made available