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Funding for Native American infrastructure would create a short term stimulus and immediately boost jobs – development would also improve currently detrimental road infrastructure

National Congress of American Indians 8 (The oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the interests of tribal governments and communities, December 17, Indian Country Economic Recovery Plan,

Tribal governments and the Native American communities they support should be included as eligible recipients for transportation new construction and maintenance. Inclusion would create a large number of immediate jobs, contracting opportunities, and related procurement. Funding would also help to save lives by improving road safety among a population with the highest transportation accident rates. iii According to BIA officials, tribal communities have an unmet immediate need of well over $258 million in maintenance funding for roads and bridges and $310 million in unmet new roads and bridges projects. These projects will immediately over 21,500 jobs and will inject a much-needed stimulus into the Native American economy. The Tribal Transit Grant Program has been highly successful in its early years. However, the funding awarded has not met the transit needs for tribal communities. Funding for transit projects not only creates immediate jobs and contracting opportunities, but will also improve citizen participation in the economic system. According to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), applicants for FY2006 and FY2008 a total of $66 million was requested with $30 million funded. We are requesting the $36 million in unfunded need for tribal transit.
Funding for Native American energy development would solve the energy crisis and create a stimulus – the federal government is key

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