25 CFR 170.124 - How can a Tribe obtain funds?
(a) To receive funding for programs that serve recreation, tourism, and trails goals, a Tribe should:
(1) Identify a program meeting the eligibility guidelines for the funds and have it ready for development; and
(2) Have a viable project ready for improvement or construction, including necessary permits.
(b) Tribes seeking to obtain funding from a State under the programs identified in § 170.123(b) through (f) should contact the State directly to determine eligibility, contracting opportunities, funding mechanisms, and project administration requirements. These funds would be made available as provided by § 170.627 of this part.
(c) In order to expend any Federal transportation funds, a Tribe must ensure that the eligible project/program is listed on an FHWA-approved TIP or STIP.