Environmental Sustainability FY 2010 Discretionary Program Funds Available

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of discretionary funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 for the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program funds and FY 2009 and 2010 Clean Fuels Grant program funds, augmented with FY 2010 Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) environmental sustainability efforts.

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 for funding under each discretionary program. This announcement is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-04-13/pdf/2010-8398.pdf. FTA will announce final selections on their FTA web site and in the Federal Register. A synopsis of each funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov.

Complete proposals for Clean Fuels/Bus and Bus Facilities discretionary grants must be submitted by June 14, 2010. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV APPLY function. Anyone intending to apply electronically through GRANTS.GOV should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission. Those who apply via GRANTS.GOV should receive two confirmation emails. The first will confirm that the application was received and a subsequent email will be sent indicating whether the application was validated or rejected by the system.

TIGGER program proposals must be submitted by August 11, 2010. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early in order to allow for full consideration by FTA. Instructions for applying for the TIGGER program can be found at http://www.fta.dot.gov/tigger and will also be available in the ‘‘FIND’’ module of GRANTS.GOV.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Patricia Hendrix at (206) 220-4465 or email patricia.hendrix@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator