Road Maintenance Indian Roads


To provide limited routine and preventive maintenance on BIA transportation facilities as described below: (1) BIA road systems and related road appurtenances such as surfaces, signs, pavement striping, trail markers, guardrails, etc.; (2) Highway bridges and drainage structures; (3) Airport runways and heliport pads; (4) Boardwalks; (5) Adjacent parking areas; (6) Maintenance yards; (7) Transit facilities; (8) System public pedestrian walkways, paths, bike and other trails; (9) Motorized vehicle trails; (10) Public access roads to heliports and airports; (11) BIA school roads and parking lots built with Tribal Transportation Program funds; and (12) Public ferry boats and boat ramps.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2020 Indian Affairs fulfilled its mission objectives by issuing approximately 100 awards in FY 2020.
Fiscal Year 2021 Indian Affairs issued 141 new awards and modifications to existing awards to 123 recipients.
Fiscal Year 2022 Awards 33 grants to entities to complete the goals and objectives of the program.
Federal Highway Act of 1921, as amended, Public Law 70-520, 45 Stat. 750, 25 U.S.C. 318(a); Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, and 25 U.S.C. 450; 23 U.S.C. Chapter 2, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments with BIA transportation facilities only qualifying for this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; individual tribal members and the public that use the BIA transportation system on tribal lands.
Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Tribes with BIA transportation facilities must submit a needs request to receive consideration for funding to maintain roads or facilities that are eligible under this program. An informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request. All applicable laws and regulations associated with this program must be complied with.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
The dollar value of the awards depends upon the inventory of BIA roads, BIA bridges and other BIA transportation facilities and the amounts appropriated annually to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official or may appeal the denial of the application directly to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900.
Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded.
How may assistance be used?
These funds are used to repair and maintain BIA transportation facilities serving Indian reservations, with particular emphasis on school bus routes and arterial highways; for snow removal, ice control, washout repair, and landslide removal; for maintenance of the 1,000 bridges on BIA roads; for operation and maintenance of a ferry across Lake Roosevelt serving the Colville Indian Reservation; and for the maintenance of public airstrips located on tribal lands. Access to these funds is restricted to tribes with qualifying BIA road miles or other facilities required to be maintained by this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee. Not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza
1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 2022083559
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$6,782,190.00; FY 23 est $3,685,815.00; FY 24 est $5,500,000.00; FY 21$34,772,180.00; FY 20$7,153,654.00; - Program receives Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding. Budget Fiscal Year 2024 estimate based on prior years appropriations and expenditures.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 900, Contracts Under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; and 25 CFR 1000, Annual Funding Agreements Under the Tribal Self-Government Act Amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 Projects funded provided tribes with resources to obtain the objectives of this program.


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