DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability: Solicitation of Grant Applications for FY 2013 Tribal Transit Program Funds; and Responses to the November 9, 2012 Solicitation of Comments.
SUMMARY: This Notice accomplishes several purposes. First, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) summarizes and responds to written comments FTA received in response to a November 9, 2012, Federal Register Notice regarding proposed grant program provisions for this modified program. Second, this Notice establishes the framework for the Tribal Transit Program, including the terms and conditions and local match requirements. Finally, this Notice announces the availability of funds and a national solicitation for proposals from grantees for projects selected on a competitive basis; the grant terms and conditions that will apply to the discretionary program; and grant application procedures and selection criteria for FY 2013 projects.
DATES: Complete proposals for the Tribal Transit Program announced in this Notice must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 8, 2013. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV ‘‘APPLY’’ function. Any tribe intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline. Instructions for applying can be found on FTA’s Web site at http:// www.fta.dot.gov/tribaltransitin the ‘‘FIND’’ module of GRANTS.GOV.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office at http://www.fta.dot.govfor proposal-specific information and issues. For general program information, contact Lorna Wilson, Office of Program Management, (202) 366–0893, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Elan Flippin, Office of Program Management, (202) 366–3800, email: email@example.com. ATDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/FIRS).
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Indian tribal governments for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) will be published very soon. This notice will propose criteria FHWA will use to identify projects for funding and describes application procedures. We will take all comments into consideration and publish a final NOFA. This is not an announcement for a grant solicitation for TTPSF funds. A grant solicitation will follow the publication of the final NOFA.
In addition, these sessions will be recorded. The presentation, recordings and the NOFA will be posted on our website as soon as they become available: http://www.flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ttp/safety/. Please feel free to contact Russell Garcia o rCindi Ptak if you have any questions about the scheduled webinars or the NOFA once it is published.
April 22, 2013-The Department of Transportation announced the availability of $473.8 million in funds to be awarded for National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER Funds). These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. For details click the Funding tab on the left menu.
The FHWA Office of The Federal Lands Highways has released new Tribal Transportation Program Contact Information
The FTA FY 2013 Certifications and Assurances were published February 13, 2013 in the Federal Register. You can find them here. Please also see the attached documents, which are more complete (includes the certifications and assurances checklist for those who will be completing these via paper outside of TEAM).
Federal Highway Administration MAP-21 Website
Federal Transit Administration MAP-21 Website
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