Date Posted: 2/7/2012
Closing Date: 3/22/2012
Program: State of Good Repair Initiative
FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2012-004-TPM-SGR
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
2/7/2012. Solicitation of Project Proposals: State of Good Repair Initiative (Text) (PDF) Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2012-004-TPM-SGR. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Improving and maintaining America's buses and bus facilities in a good physical condition so that they can successfully accomplish their performance objectives is a key strategic goal of DOT and FTA. Subject to the availability of funds, FTA will make available approximately $650 million to improve of the condition of transit capital assets by providing financial assistance for recapitalization of buses and bus facilities. As part of the program, FTA will prioritize the replacement and rehabilitation of intermodal facilities that support the connection of bus service with multiple modes of transportation, including but not limited to: rail, ferry, intercity bus and private transportation providers. In order to be eligible for funding, intermodal facilities must have adjacent connectivity with bus service. In addition, FTA will prioritize funding for the development and implementation of new, or improvement of existing, transit asset management systems. Public transportation asset management means a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, and improving physical assets with a focus on both engineering and economic analysis to identify a structured sequence of maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement actions that will achieve and sustain a desired state of good repair over the lifecycle of the assets at minimum possible cost.
"Direct Recipients" within the meaning of FTA's Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, States, or Indian Tribes are eligible to submit proposals for this initiative. Proposals for funding eligible projects in rural (nonurbanized) areas must be submitted as part of a consolidated State proposal with the exception of nonurbanized projects to Federally recognized Tribes. States and Direct Recipients may also submit consolidated proposals for projects in urbanized areas. Proposals shall contain projects to be implemented by the Recipient or its sub-recipients. Eligible sub-recipients include public agencies, private non-profit organizations, and private providers engaged in public transportation.
All applicants must complete the supplemental form (PDF) and attach it to their submission in Grants.gov. Instructions for searching and attaching forms in Grants.gov.
An applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov/ by 12pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 22, 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.
Adam Schildge, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-0778, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.