Solicitation of Grant Proposals for FY 2011 Tribal Transit Program Funds
Date Posted: 7/25/2011
Closing Date: 9/26/2011
Program: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations
FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2011-024-TTP
Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-25/html/2011-18563.htm
Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-25/pdf/2011-18563.pdf
July 25, 2011. Notice of Funding Availability: Solicitation of Grant Proposals for FY 2011 Tribal Transit Program Funds (TEXT) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-024-TTP. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by September 26, 2011.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 for Section 3013 of SAFETEA–LU, [Pub. L. 109–59 (August 10, 2005)] amended 49 U.S.C. 5311(c) by establishing the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) (TTP). This program authorizes direct grants ‘‘under such terms and conditions as may be established by the Secretary’’ to Indian tribes for any purpose eligible under FTA’s Nonurbanized Area Formula Program, 49 U.S.C. 5311 (Section 5311 program). A total of $15,075,000 is currently available for discretionary allocation.
TTP funds are to be allocated for grants to federally recognized Indian tribes for any purpose eligible under the Section 5311 program. The Conference Report that accompanied SAFETEA–LU indicated that the funds set aside for Indian tribes in the TTP are not meant to replace or reduce funds that Indian tribes receive from States through FTA’s Section 5311 program. TTP funds are meant to complement any 5311 funds that applicants may be receiving. These funds will be competitively allocated to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services.
Complete proposals for the Tribal Transit program must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov by September 26, 2011.