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15.033 Indian Economic Development
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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.
To provide limited routine maintenance on paved, gravel, earth, and unimproved roads; bridges; and airstrips.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
These funds are used to repair and maintain public roads 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 745 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 which are not maintained by other governmental entities. Access to these funds is restricted to tribes with qualifying road miles or other facilities required to be maintained by this program.
Applicant Eligibility: Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Tribal governments which have jurisdiction over roads or other facilities that qualify for this program.
Pre-application Coordination: Tribes must submit a needs request to have roads or facilities added to the system being maintained under this program. An informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports, SF 269A, are required. The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee.
Account Identification: 14-2100-0-1-452.
Approximately 50,000 miles of roads, 745 bridges, a ferry, and numerous airstrips are operated and/or maintained under this program.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 170.
Regional or Local Office: Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects are funded in the areas of Routine Maintenance and Administration which maintains public roads serving Indian reservations; Emergency Maintenance which provides for snow removal, ice control, washout repair and landslide removal; Bridge Maintenance which inspects and maintains 745 bridges on Indian reservations; Ferry Boat Operation and Maintenance which operates and maintains a ferry across Lake Roosevelt serving the Colville Indian Reservation; and Airstrip Maintenance which provides maintenance services for public airstrips located on Indian reservations.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded.