The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) to provide technical assistance to tribal governments. Created in 1991, the TTAP program was focused on building capability within the federally recognized tribes (currently 565) to manage their highway assets. Legislation authorizing the TTAP is found at 23 U.S.C 504(b).
In fall 2017, the TTAP program was restructured and now there is one national Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center serving as a one-stop transportation resource for tribal communities across the country. The TTAP Center provides comprehensive transportation training and technical assistance to tribal communities, building skills and expertise to ensure the safety and maintenance of tribal roads and the continuous professional development of tribal transportation workforces.
The program has established five Virtual Centers of Excellence: project delivery, maintenance and operations, safety, planning and procurement, and asset and data management. TTAP is one of the programs run by the Center for Local Aid Support within FHWA's Office of Innovative Program Delivery.
For more information on the TTAP program, please visit FWHA's TTAP Web Page .