In order to certify appropriate employee protections, DOL must have a precise understanding of the project activities, budget line items, and the identity and relationships of subrecipients under the grant. Providing clear answers to the following questions will help ensure timely processing of the application.
1. Who is receiving the funds? The applicant, (i.e. recipient) and subrecipient(s) of funds must be clearly identified.
2. What is the amount and type of funding to be awarded? Indicate whether funding is for operating or capital assistance. Identify how much is being provided to the recipient (applicant) and to each subrecipient.
3. What activities will be undertaken with the funds? Provide a complete project description of the activities to be carried out under the project (i.e. what type of service will be provided, what will be purchased or built, how many items will be purchased).
4. Where will the project be carried out? Identify the location of the project in the geographic area, including jurisdictional boundaries such as counties or cities.
5. What service provider will carry out the project? If the applicant is not providing all of the service, identify subrecipients or contractors if known at the time of application.
6. What other transit providers are in the service area? Identify all transit providers who compete with, feed into, or provide service adjacent to the funded service or capital project.
7. What labor organizations represent employees of the recipient, the subrecipients, and other transit providers in the service area? Labor unions representing employees of the grantee and other service providers must be identified and contact information provided (see #9 below). Include this information in the grantee profile section in TEAM. The grantee is required to update this information as necessary and to verify it before submitting the application.
8. For Job Access and reverse commute grants, what is the population to be served by the grant? Indicate in the project budget the size of the population being served.
9. Have you provided contact information (name, address, phone, fax number)? This must be provided for applicant, (i.e. recipients) subrecipient(s) as well as unions representing employees of the grant recipient and any other transit providers (identified in #6 & #7 above).