Q: Where can I find information about the the common grant rule and any other materials related to procurement procedures for federal projects? Where can I find rules, policies, and circulars related to pre-award, post-award, solicitation, cost analysis, contract negotiations, contractor performance, and assessment practices for federal projects?
A: For the common grant rule, if you mean the OMB Common Rule, ask your Grant Manager because she or he is responsible for your financial management. If you mean A-102, it's at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a102/a102.html; if you mean A-110, it's at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a110/a110.html; etc.
For procurement, ask your Grant Manager, because she or he is responsible for your procurement. The procurement circular Third-party Contracting Requirements Number C 4220.1F, 11/01/08, at http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/circulars/leg_reg_8641.html is a good place to start.
For FTA requirements in general, you ought to consider classes, but in the meantime, http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/legislation_law.html is a good place to start.
Be sure also to talk to your Grant Manager because she or he is responsible for your agency's Technical Capacity.
For 5307, it's specified in 49USC5307, TITLE 49 -- Transportation, Subtitle III -- General and Intermodal Programs, Chapter 53 -- Mass Transportation, Sec. 5307. Urbanized area formula grants
For 5309, it's specified in 49USC5307, TITLE 49 -- Transportation, Subtitle III -- General and Intermodal Programs, Chapter 53 -- Mass Transportation, Sec. 5309. Capital investment grants and loans