What amount of money is allocated for the 41 tribes in the BIA Western Region?
$20 to $24M annually is allocated for 41 tribes. Presently the BIA is doing an inventory update of all BIA roads. Funding is based on cost to construct (50%), vehicle miles traveled (30%) and population (20%). Project selection is based on transportation plans, political considerations or over-riding safety concerns. There is a 10-year priority cycle. When BIA partners with other entities, (e.g. State/county) it takes BIA funds away from other priorities. Project development takes approximately two years including survey, design, archaeological and environmental elements and public involvement.