FY12 Discretionary Livability Funding Opportunity: Alternative Analysis Program

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of Section 5339 Alternatives Analysis program discretionary funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. FTA will distribute these funds in accordance with the mission of this program, consistent with the eligibility requirements of this program, and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) livability efforts.

The Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011 (Temporary Authorization, 2012), Public Law 112–30, continues the authorization of the Federal transit programs of the U.S. DOT through March 31, 2012. Subject to action by Congress, FTA will fund the Alternatives Analysis program with approximately $25 million of unallocated Section 5339 funds made available by the Temporary Authorization.

This notice solicits proposals to compete for FY 2012 funding under the aforementioned program and livability initiative. Contingent on subsequent appropriations by Congress, FTA may also award FY 2013 funds to proposals submitted pursuant to this notice. 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. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov. A synopsis of the funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the governmentwide electronic grants Web site at http://www.GRANTS.GOV. FTA will announce final selections on the FTA Web site and may also announce selections in the Federal Register (FR).

Complete proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 19, 2012. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function. Any prospective proposer 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/alternativesanalysis and in the ‘‘FIND’’ module of GRANTS.GOV.

The full FR notice may be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-12/pdf/2012-5895.pdf.

Contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office found at http://www.fta.dot.gov for proposal-specific information and issues. For program-specific questions about applying to the Alternatives Analysis program outlined in this notice, please contact Kenneth Cervenka, Office of Planning and Environment, 202-493-0512 or email kenneth.cervenka@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

For further information, contact Region 10’s John Witmer at 206-220-7964 or email john.witmer@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator