Apportionment - Funding amounts for FTA programs published each Federal fiscal year in a Federal Register Notice.
Competitive Program - Eligible entities request FTA funding and are evaluated and rated based on grant program criteria.
Contract - A written or oral agreement between two parties for purchase/lease of goods or services (including construction).
Direct Recipient/Grantee - An eligible entity that applies to FTA for funding and executes the grant agreement. The terms direct recipient and applicant mean the same as direct grantee.
Discretionary Program - Transit projects that are reviewed and evaluated based on grant program criteria.
Farebox Revenue - The cash collected in fares on transit revenue trips. Transfers, tokens, passes, and other non-currency forms of payment should not be counted as farebox revenue.
Formula Program - Funds are made available through statutory formula as follows: Section 5310, Elderly & Persons with Disabilities is based on the number of elderly persons and persons with disabilities in each State according to the latest available U.S. Census data (2000); Section 5311, Nonurbanized Formula Program is based on the ratio of the nonurbanized population of each State to the nonurbanized population of all the States, according to the latest available U.S. Census data (2000); and Section 5307, Urbanized Area Formula Program for areas under 200,000 population is based on population and population density for each urbanized area.
In-Kind Contribution - Means the value of non-cash contributions, such as, real property, equipment, supplies and other expendable property. The value of these goods and services must directly benefit and relate to the project or program.
Procurement - Acquisition process leading up to the purchase of goods or services.
Public Transportation - Mass transportation by a bus, or rail, or other conveyance that provides regular and continuing general or special transportation to the public, but does not include school bus, charter or sightseeing transportation.
Recipient - Means any entity that receives FTA financial assistance either directly or through a State agency as a subrecipient.
State Management Plan - A document that describes the State's policies and procedures for administering the Section 5310 and Section 5311 programs.
Subrecipient - Means any entity that receives Federal assistance awarded by a FTA Recipient, rather than FTA directly. The term "subrecipient" also includes the term "subgrantee," but does not include "third party contractor" or "third party subcontractor."
Third Party Contract - Means a contract or purchase order awarded by the Recipient or subrecipient to a vendor or contractor, financed in whole or in part with FTA funds.