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Northwest TTAP
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 384
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
phone: 509.828.1410

NW TTAP Training

Training Opportunities:

Census and Population Data for Transportation Planning - October/November TBD
This class consists of eight workshops, for a total of 13 hours on census and related data bases, and how data can be downloaded and applied to tribal transportation planning. Each workshop is generally 1.5 hours presented in a lecture or video/webinar format. Webinars will be recorded and access will be provided to students for reference. The class material is presented so students can go to on-line data access sites on their own computers and learn how to find, download, and create reports to apply data to tribal transportation and planning issues. Students will complete a "report" on the data for a tribe they select that includes its meaning for transportation planning. At the end of each workshop there is an evaluation of the workshop, a short quiz, and a reflective essay on the value of this material to be completed by each participant.

EWU 28th Annual Summer Institute In Tribal Planning

  • Introduction to American Indian Tribal Planning Workshop - June TBD, 2015
  • Tribal Transportation Planning Workshop - July TBD, 2015

Tribal Planning Basics

This class consists of four 1.5 hour webinars. These will focus on tribal sovereignty as the bases for tribal planning; tribal court cases as the basis for the practice of tribal planning; the tribal comprehensive plan as the central component of tribal planning; and finally, the current practice of tribal planning by tribal governments through recognition of best practices.

  • The Nine Sources of Federal Indian Law and Policy - August 5 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST
  • Key Court Cases, Legal Issues, and Powers to Plan on Reservation Lands - August 12 @ 10:oo am to 11:30 am PST
  • Why do Tribes need their own Comprehensive Plan? - August 19 @ 10:oo am to 11:30 am PST
  • Tribal Planning Implementation and Practices. - August 26 @ 10:oo am to 11:30 am PST

Tribal Grant Writing Workshop - TBD
This training session is designed to provide participants with extensive instruction on grant writing and the administration of grants. This session will examine various grant programs for tribal communities and the rules for writing them. We will explore federal, state, and private grant making resources and the strategies needed to develop proposals. Participants will receive instruction on the principles of grant management, modifications, monitoring, reporting/audits and evaluation.

FHWA Tribal Planning Training Modules

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Developing the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program
  • Funding Resources
  • Public Involvement
  • Data Collection and Use
  • Safety
  • Project Prioritization

The following is a list of courses/training that are currently available upon request.

  • Creating a forum for Government to Government Relations
  • Developing a community transit program
  • Fundamentals of Highway Safety
  • Introduction to Financing Federal Aide Highways
  • Performing Highway Safety Audits
  • Road Inventory Field Data System
  • Road/Pedestrian Safety Workshop
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Tribal Planning
  • Tribal Transportation Planning

If you are interested in one of the above classes/training please contact Michele Siedenburg@

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