The Highway Safety Act of 1966, U.S.C. Title 23, Section 402, provides U.S. Department of Transportation funding to assist Indian tribes in implementing traffic safety projects. These projects are designed to reduce the high number of traffic crashes and their resulting fatalities, injuries and property damage within Indian communities.

All federally recognized tribal governments are encouraged to take an active part in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) by applying for a grant that meets the requirements of U.S.C. Title 23, Section 402.

The FY 2017 opportunities for grant funding are available in the following IHSP program areas:

  1. Law Enforcement - Overtime
  2. Law Enforcement - Full Time
  3. Impaired Driving Adjudication Court

To apply for funding for FY 2017, please complete the appropriate application in its entirety, including the State Trend Analysis Tool, and the required documents and email to the Indian Highway Safety Program mailbox at: To view the 2017 Instructions on How to Complete the IHSP Grant Applications, please click here. Applications may also be sent via U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

BIA Indian Highway Safety Program
1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 251
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

The deadline for receipt of applications, either by email, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS, is COB May 2, 2016. Please request a return receipt when mailing and/or emailing your application to show that it was received in this office by the deadline. Applications must include a complete application, a current approved Tribal Resolution and a copy of your most current Tribal Indirect Cost Rate.

On March 15-16, 2016, the IHSP will host a Grant Writing Training Workshop at the following address:

DOI University/National Indian Programs Training Center

1011 Indian School Road, NW, Suite 254

Albuquerque, NM

Please complete the attached BIA IHSP Training / Travel Authorization Form and email the form to: to register for the training. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for one (1) person from each Tribe that submits a complete highway safety application to the IHSP on or before COB May 2, 2016. Reimbursement will be made in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations along with the submission of a tribal travel voucher, BIA IHSP Trip Report form, and travel receipts to justify expenses.

A computer lab will be available on the second day of the Grant Writing Training so you can begin working on your tribal grant application. Please bring motor vehicle crash, injury and fatality data for the for the most current fiscal (October 1 – September 30) year available with you.

We look forward to your participation in this workshop. The BIA - IHSP is available to respond to questions regarding the application. Please submit any questions you may have to: