Caltrans Tribal Engagement Technical Assistance

The National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) is pleased to announce the Tribal Engagement and Technical Assistance (TE/TA) Project, funded by grant 74A0980 from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program. The TE/TA project allows NIJC to provide training and technical assistance services to Caltrans staff, California Tribes, and other collaborative transportation partners. NIJC will support the Caltrans Native American Liaison Branch (NALB) in efforts to engage and collaborate with California Tribes through activities such as (1) on-call technical assistance services for Caltrans and Metropolitan Planning Organizations planning staff, (2) special studies, (3) in-person training sessions for Caltrans and Metropolitan Planning Organizations planning staff, (4) technical assistance for tribes applying for planning grants, (5) tribal transportation plan development, and (6) training sessions in support of tribal transportation planning and funding programs. The Caltrans contract ends on February 28, 2020 but resources produced during the TE/TA project will still be available online.

TE/TA Service Request Process:

  1. To initiate a Service Request, please go to: ( This survey will be used to establish a point of contact for the request and help us to allocate resources.
  2. Complete this Service Request Form and return it to (Download the form by clicking the link above above or go to
  3. Upon receipt, NIJC staff will contact key team members to further develop the Service Request details. Upon completion, NIJC will submit the Service Request to Caltrans for approval. Upon approval, the Service Request activities will be scheduled and delivered.
We look forward to working with you!