Congressman Ryan Zinke announced the Department of Transportation awarded more than a $1 million in grants to address transportation safety issues and infrastructure opportunities on tribal lands.

“I believe building a strong infrastructure is a fundamental role of government, and infrastructure is an investment that will prepare Montana for the future,” said Rep. Ryan Zinke. “Infrastructure supports such a huge part of our economy. If we’re going to strengthen Montana’s tribal communities, we need reliable roads and highways. These are same roads that carry coal and workers to and from the mines; connect tourists from across the country to our many public lands; and allow ag producers to ship their resources across the state.”

The following grants were awarded:

  • Crow Tribe Head Start Path Project $306,000
  • Crow Tribe Emergency Services Communication Upgrades $23,000
  • Crow Tribe Safe on All Roads (SOAR) Program $42,000
  • Blackfeet Safe on All Roads (SOAR) Program $42,000
  • Blackfeet "Healing from the Pain" $30,000
  • Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Portable Variable Message Boards $40,000
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribes Northern Tribes DUI Task Force $20,000
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribes Development of Educational Material to Support Tribal Highway Safety Programs  $20,000
  • Northern Cheyenne Busby Pathway Project  $498,028
  • Northern Cheyenne Rosebud & Big Horn of Lame Deer & Busby  $143,400