Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilots - Request for Applications


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06-07-11

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals for transit climate change adaptation assessment pilots. The pilots will fund transit agencies or partnerships with transit agencies to assess the vulnerability of transit agency assets and services to climate change hazards such as heat waves and flooding. The pilots will also assess initial adaptation strategies and link these strategies to transit agency organizational structures and activities. One of the pilots will focus on demonstrating the integration of adaptation assessment within an asset management system. Each pilot will submit to FTA a final report on the activities conducted, main findings, and applicability to other transit agencies. FTA contemplates making approximately four cooperative agreement awards, ranging from $50,000 to $175,000 each. Total funding available is $525,000. Eligible recipients are either 1) a public transportation provider or, 2) a university, non-profit, private, or public entity working in partnership with a public transportation provider.

The links to the full announcement: WORD format -† http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FTA-2011-016-TBP_AdaptationPilotsRFA.doc, and in PDF format - http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FTA-2011-016-TBP_AdaptationPilotsRFA.pdf. It is posted on the Grants.gov site as opportunity DOT-FTA-2011-016-TBP, http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=Nz6wNmPDTj6JB27mPD3hJnCLD4dtKns6VTZRKKxvzpt5Z1bFDZvn!-241849593?oppId=97476&mode=VIEW.

An applicant must submit a proposal electronically to http://www.grants.gov/ by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, August 25 for consideration. Please note that you must register with Grants.gov in order to submit an application and the registration process can take 3 to 5 days, though applicants are advised to allow four weeks for completion of all steps. As such, all potential applicants are advised to begin the Grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through the portal in order to be able to meet the deadline.

To register with Grants.gov, follow this web link http://www07.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp. To download the full announcement and application package, follow the web link http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants;jsessionid=lLZLNmPZBTtg0rh1phJQlSFFclP02WvdF4JqhY0ghjYvxcyKQw18!-241849593?opportunity=FTA-2011-016-TBP&agencycode=DOT-FTA.

Contact Tina Hodges, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; phone number 202-366-4287 or email tina.hodges@dot.gov.

For further information, contact Region 10ís Ned Conroy at (206) 220-4318 or email ned.conroy@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator