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 signs, traffic signals, pavement striping, trail markers, guardrails, etc.; (2) Highway bridges and drainage structures; (3) Airport
runways and heliport pads, including runway lighting; (4) Boardwalks; (5) Adjacent parking areas; (6) Maintenance yards; (7) Bus stations; (8) System public pedestrian walkways, paths, bike and other trails; (9) Motorized vehicle trails; (10) Public access roads to heliports and airports; (11) BIA and tribal post-secondary school roads and parking lots built with IRR Program funds; and (12) Public ferry boats and boat ramps.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $ 91,000   2015-11-162026-01-26
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $ 2,281,690   2008-09-242026-01-26
Poarch Band Of Creek Indians $ 562,373   2016-08-012025-12-31
Poarch Band Of Creek Indians $ 855,803   2016-08-012025-12-31
Poarch Band Of Creek Indians $ 1,246,685   2015-05-012025-12-31
Poarch Band Of Creek Indians $ 275,535   2015-05-012025-12-31
Poarch Band Of Creek Indians $ 388,218   2012-09-122025-12-31
Seminole Tribe Of Florida $ 1,032,681   2015-10-012025-09-30
Indian Township Tribal Government $ 1,126,829   2015-09-162025-09-30
Seminole Tribe Of Florida $ 0   2015-08-182025-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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 replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of the 900 bridges on Indian reservation 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 Indian reservations.

Access to these funds is restricted to tribes with qualifying BIA road miles or other facilities required to be maintained by this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments with BIA transportation facilities qualifying for this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; individual tribal members and the public that use the BIA transportation system on Indian Reservation and lands.


Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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 Procedures

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.


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, 25 U.S.C. 450; 23 U.S.C. Chapter 2, as amened; and 25 CFR 170, Subpart G, BIA Road Maintenance.

Range of Approval/Disapproval 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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 170, Indian Reservation Roads Program; 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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

LeRoy Gishi, Office of Indian Services, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS-4532 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7714.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded.

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