The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) provides information, technical assistance and resources to tribal organizations and governments. This technical assistance is geared toward building capability within the federally recognized tribes to manage their highway assets. Legislation authorizing the TTAP is found at 23 U.S.C 504(b).
The LTAP/TTAP network includes an LTAP center in every state (plus Puerto Rico) and seven regional TTAP centers. LTAP began a two year pilot program that includes restructuring in 2017. Based on program analysis, input gathered from the Tribal Transportation Program Coordinating Committee (TTPCC), and feedback from engagement with the tribes, FHWA has proposed a centralized delivery model with tribal centers of excellence. The new model increases the amount and types of education and technical assistance services available to tribes, supports consistent and uniform training and materials across twelve Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regions, and supplements face to face training with e-learning options. The new model also includes a national Tribal Roads Scholars Certification Program to provide comprehensive and up-to-date skill development.
For more information on the LTAP/TTAP program, please visit FWHA's TTAP website.