Notice of availability of FTA State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Initiative Funds

Date Posted: 6/24/2011

Closing Date: 7/29/2011

Program: State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Initiative

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2011-020-BLV

Opportunity Announcement Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-24/html/2011-15918.htm

Opportunity Announcement PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-24/pdf/2011-15918.pdf

Details:

June 24, 2011. Notice of availability of FTA State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Initiative Funds: Solicitation of project proposals (TEXT) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-017-SGR. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by midnight Eastern Time, July 29, 2011.

Summary

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of discretionary Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities grant funds in support of its ``State of Good Repair ''initiative. The State of Good Repair (SGR) Bus initiative will be funded with up to $750 million in unallocated Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program funds, authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5309(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. FTA may use additional Bus and Bus Facilities program funding that becomes available in the future to further support this initiative. The SGR Bus initiative will make funds available to public transit providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct/rehabilitate bus-related facilities, including programs of bus and bus-related projects which may include assistance to subrecipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in public transportation, or private non-profit organizations. This notice includes priorities established by FTA for these discretionary funds, the criteria FTA will use to identify meritorious projects for funding, and describes how to apply.

Dates

An applicant must submit a proposal electronically to Grants.gov by midnight Eastern Time on July 29, 2011 for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the Grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through Grants.gov, in order to be able to meet the deadline. Download the applications instructions or package on Grants.gov. Please see FTA website for additional SGR information.

Instructions on completing the Grants.gov application and FTA required forms.

For Further Information Contact

Kimberly Sledge, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-2053, email: kimberly.sledge@dot.gov.