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Table of Contents

  1. OVERVIEW
  2. I. INTRODUCTION
  3. II.WHAT IS FINANCIAL PLANNING, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
    1. WHEN TO PERFORM FINANCIAL PLANNING
    2. STEPS IN FINANCIAL PLANNING
  4. III. STEP-BY-STEP FINANCIAL PLANNING
    1. Step 1—Identify Funding Streams
    2. Step 2—Estimate Future Revenue
    3. Step 3—Match Funding to Projects
    4. Step 4—Write the Financial Plan
  5. IV. CHECKLIST
  6. V. FROM INDIAN COUNTRY
    1. White Earth Nation
  7. APPENDIX A: FOR FURTHER READING
  8. APPENDIX B: BLANK WORKSHEETS

List of figures

Figure 1. Transportation Decision-making: Information Tools for Tribal Governments

Figure 2. Phases of the Transportation Planning Process

List of tables

Table 1. Funding Inventory Worksheet

Table 2. Where to Find Financial Information

Table 3. Example of Annual Projection of IRR Funding

Table 4. Project Matching Worksheet

Table 5. Example of Workbook Layout: An individual project

Table 6. Example of Workbook Layout: Control schedule for one year

Table B-1. Funding Inventory Worksheet

Table B-2. Project Matching Worksheet

Overview

You are participating in a training session sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It is part of a continuing educational series designed for tribal governments entitled Transportation Decision-making: Information Tools for Tribal Governments. The series offers modules in transportation planning, transportation programming, intergovernmental relations, and safety and asset management. This is shown in Figure 1.

This module topic is Financial Planning, where you will learn how to obtain information on funding streams and match that funding to projects needed by your tribe.

Figure 1:Transportation Decision-making: Information Tools for Tribal Government1

Each of the training modules is laid out in this graphic of the training module series. At the top of the image is the Introduction to Planning module. Below are three modules, Developing a Long-Range Transportation Plan, Data Collection and Use, and Public Involvement, aligned in a row labeled “planning.” Underneath these modules are two more, Tribal Consultation and Partnering and Leveraging aligned in a row labeled “Tribal Intergovernmental Relations.” Below them are four modules, Developing the Transportation Improvement Program, Funding Resources, Financial Planning, and Project Prioritization, aligned in a row labeled “programming.” In the bottom-most row, labeled “other elements,” are the remaining two modules, Safety and Asset Management. All of the modules are encompassed in a large circle with the rows labeled just outside.

This module topic is Financial Planning. Let’s begin!

Updated: 12/19/2013
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