Clean Fuels Grant Program: Solicitation of Project Proposals

Date Posted: 2/7/2012

Closing Date: 4/5/2012

Program: Clean Fuels Grant Program

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2012-003-TPM CLNF

Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-07/html/2012-2752.htm

Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-07/pdf/2012-2752.pdf

Details:

2/6/2012. Solicitation of Project Proposals: Clean Fuels Grant Program (Text) (PDF) Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2012-003-TPM-CLNF. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Summary

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will make available approximately $51.5 million from its FY 2012 Section 5308 Clean Fuels Program to fund projects from non-attainment or maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide (CO). The program supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. FTA also intends to further its environmental sustainability goals by allowing proposers in attainment areas that are not eligible under the Clean Fuels Grant Program to apply for projects which promote the use of clean fuels and fund those projects with Bus and Bus Facilities program funds as appropriate.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will make available approximately $51.5 million from its FY 2012 Section 5308 Clean Fuels Program to fund projects from non-attainment or maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide (CO). The program supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. FTA also intends to further its environmental sustainability goals by allowing proposers in attainment areas that are not eligible under the Clean Fuels Grant Program to apply for projects which promote the use of clean fuels and fund those projects with Bus and Bus Facilities program funds as appropriate.

Eligible Applicants

Designated recipients in maintenance or non-attainment areas for ozone or CO under section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7407(d)), that are entities designated to receive Federal urbanized formula funds under 49 U.S.C. 5307. Tribes, States and Designated Recipients may submit consolidated proposals for projects in non-urbanized areas. FTA will also accept applications from direct recipients, Tribes, and State Departments of Transportation in attainment areas for projects that meet eligibility criteria under the Bus and Bus Facilities Program.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424

All applicants must complete the supplemental form (PDF) and attach it to their submission in Grants.gov to successfully complete the application process. See attached instructions for searching and attaching forms (PDF) in Grants.gov

Dates

An applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov/ by midnight Eastern Time on April 5, 2012. Any agency 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 website at http://fta.dot.gov/cleanfuels and in the “Find” module of Grants.gov.

For Further Information Contact

Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-4818, e-mail: vanessa.williams@dot.gov.