New Research Circular and Program Requirements

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has published the final version of the new FTA Circular 6100.1D Research, Technical Assistance, and Training Programs: Application Instructions and Program Management Guidelines. The following page provides information about the changes as well as a link to the final circular:

The new Circular goes into effect on May 1, 2011. The Circular applies to any grants/cooperative agreements still in effect after May 1, 2010, even if the funds were originally obligated before that date. A summary of the changes made can be found at:

Additionally, FTA has updated the following page which contains links to all the research program requirements at

It includes links to:

The Circular page
The Certifications and Assurances
Sample and Master Agreement
The Common Rule
Cost Principles
Subcontracting Requirements
TEAM access forms, user guide, training information
Research Budget setup information
Research Quarterly Report due dates and template
Final Technical Report cover page, and overall template
Request for payment form and information

For further information, contact Region 10s Ken Feldman at (206) 220-7521 or email


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator