Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Grants: Notice of Availability of Fiscal Year 2011 Funds

Date Posted: 7/13/2011

Closing Date: 9/12/2011

Program: Over-the-Road Bus Program

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2011-023-OTRB

Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-13/html/2011-17651.htm

Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-13/pdf/2011-17651.pdf

Details:

July 13, 2011. Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Grants: Notice of Availability of Fiscal Year 2011 Funds: Solicitation of Grant Applications.(TEXT) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-023-OTRB. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by September 12, 2011.

Summary

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 for the Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility Program, authorized by Section 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The OTRB Accessibility Program makes funds available to private operators of over-the-road buses to finance the incremental capital and training costs of complying with DOT's over-the-road bus accessibility regulation. The authorizing legislation calls for national solicitation of applications, with grantees to be selected on a competitive basis. Federal transit funds are available to intercity fixed-route providers and other OTRB providers at up to 90 percent of the project cost. A total of $8,800,000 is now available for both intercity fixed-route and other providers of services using over-the-road buses.

Dates

Complete applications for OTRB Program grants must be submitted electronically by September 12, 2011 through the Grants.gov web site. Applicants should initiate the process of registering on the Grants.gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission. Paper and/or faxed applications will not be accepted. FTA will announce grant selections in the Federal Register when the competitive selection process is complete.

Instructions on completing the Grants.gov application and FTA required forms (MS Word).

Download the Grants.gov application.

For Further Information Contact

Contact the appropriate FTA Regional Administrator (See Appendix B of Federal Register) for application-specific information and issues. For general program information, contact Blenda Younger, Office of Program Management, (202) 366- 4345, e-mail: blenda.younger@dot.gov A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).