25 CFR 170.142 - How can tribes obtain funds to perform highway safety projects?
There are two methods to obtain National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other FHWA safety funds for highway safety projects:
(a) FHWA provides safety funds to BIA under 23 U.S.C. 402. BIA annually solicits proposals from tribes for use of these funds. Proposals are processed under 25 CFR part 181. Tribes may obtain a contract or agreement under ISDEAA for these projects.
(1) To administer these programs under the State's locally administered project program; or
(2) That for projects that are otherwise contractible under Public Law 93-638 (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.), that the State return the funds to FHWA and have them transferred to BIA for tribal self-determination contracts or self-governance agreements under ISDEAA.