Availability of 2012 Tribal Transit Program Funds

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $15 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)) subject to the availability of funds by Congress, a program authorized by Section 3013(c) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). This notice is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for FY 2012 projects.

The Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011, Public Law No.112–30 continues the authorization of the Federal transit programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through March 31, 2012, and provides contract authority for this program equal to approximately one half of the amounts available in FY 2011. Subject to funding availability by Congress, FTA will fund the TTP with approximately $15 million.

The full Federal Register (FR) notice is located at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-09/pdf/2012-5819.pdf, and also on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov. FTA may announce final selections on the Web site and in the FR. Additionally, a synopsis of the 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 the Tribal Transit Program announced in this Notice must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 10, 2012. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV APPLY function. Any tribe intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline. Instructions for applying can be found on FTA’s Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/tribaltransit and in the ‘‘FIND’’ module of GRANTS.GOV.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Bill Ramos at 206-220-4319 or email bill.ramos@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator