U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana tribes will receive more than $1 million in funding for tribal transportation safety projects.
“These grants will provide Montana tribes with critical resources to improve transportation safety in their communities,” Daines states. “I look forward to seeing the tribes utilize these grants to improve highway safety for tribal members. Congratulations to these tribes on their success in this competitive grant process.”
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided approximately $450 million for the Tribal Transportation Program, with two percent (approximately $9 million) available through a competitive, discretionary program to address safety issues.
Montana tribes selected for these competitive grants:
· 40,000 for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
· 371,000 for the Crow Tribe
· 72,000 for the Blackfeet Nation
· 641,428 for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
· 40,000 for the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribes
Daines was instrumental in passing a multi-year highway bill that authorized the funds for these grants.