DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard

The DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard provides communities with an overview of discretionary grant opportunities that can help meet their transportation infrastructure needs. Designed with all communities in mind, the Dashboard identifies grant programs with rural and Tribal set-asides or match waivers available. The Dashboard also includes Federal grant programs outside of DOT that may be of particular interest to rural communitiesThe Dashboard is updated weekly.

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FHWA Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations (guide)

Guide to funding opportunities for Tribal nations. The guide is updated regularly. It provides information to Tribes on new and existing highway and bridge transportation funding programs for which Tribes are eligible. The guide does not include programs subject to an annual appropriation, which have not been funded by Congress.

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Safe Ice Roads for Alaska (SIRA) Program

The Safe Ice Roads for Alaska (SIRA) program is a competitive funding opportunity administered by the Alaska DOT&PF exclusively for the development, maintenance, and operations of seasonal ice roads. The program emphasizes enhancing the safety of ice roads that are developed and maintained by local communities. Project nominations will be scored using established criteria by an evaluation board.

The estimated total funding for this award cycle will be $4 million. All projects require a 9.03% local match.
Successful awardees will submit reimbursement requests for eligible costs to DOT&PF. Important dates are provided below.

Announcement: September 1, 2023
Public Comment Opportunity for Project Evaluation Criteria: September 5 – October 1, 2023
Call for Projects: September 5 – October 20, 2023
Applications due October 20, 2023
Evaluation & Scoring: November 1 – 3, 2023
Award Announcement: November 15, 2023

AK TTAP hosted a webinar on this opportunity which is available on YouTube at

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