Date Posted: 8/27/2012
Closing Date: 9/28/2012
Program: Transit in the Parks
8/27/2012. Notice of Funding Availability: FY 2012 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (PDF). Synopsis and NOFA are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2012-013-TPM-TRIP. Proposals from State, Local, and Tribal Governments must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 28, 2012. Proposals from Federal agencies must be submitted to the agency points of contact listed in Appendix A of the NOFA.
SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program is authorized by 49 USC 5320. This is the final allocation of funds under this program. Approximately $12 million will be available for project awards. Eligible projects include capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems within or in the vicinity of a Federally-owned or managed park, refuge or recreational area. Alternative transportation includes public transportation as well as non-motorized facilities such as pedestrian and bicycle trails. The program has numerous goals, which include improving access and mobility to and within federal land units and reducing the impact of the transportation system on natural, cultural and historic resources.
Applications may be submitted by Federal Land Management Agencies, including but not limited to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management, or by State, tribal or local governments with jurisdiction in the vicinity of an eligible area. We anticipate prioritizing projects that have independent utility and are not dependent upon future sources of funding for completion. Application forms and further information are available on FTA’s website at www.fta.dot.gov/transitinparks and on www.grants.gov.
Eligible Applicants: Applications may be submitted by Federal Land Management Agencies, including but not limited to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management, or by State, tribal or local governments with jurisdiction in the vicinity of an eligible area. State, tribal and local governments must submit a letter of support from an eligible Federal land unit to be eligible for funding.
Dates: The applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov by September 28, 2012 for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the http://www.grants.gov registration process immediately in order to be able to meet the deadline. Proposals from Federal agencies may be submitted by email to the agency points of contact listed in Appendix A of the NOFA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Schildge, Office of Program Management, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; email address: Adam.Schildge@dot.gov, or by phone at 202-366-0778.