Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands Program: Notice of Funding Availability

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This notice solicits proposals to compete for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 funds through the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands program (ATPPL), administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in partnership with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. The purpose of the program is to enhance the protection of national parks and Federal lands, and increase the enjoyment of those visiting them.

The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems such as buses and trams in federally-managed parks and public lands. Federal land management agencies and State, tribal and local governments, acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency, are eligible to apply. DOI, after consultation with and in cooperation with FTA, will determine the final selection and funding of projects.

Complete proposals must be received by the close of business on February 29, 2008. Project proposals must be submitted to the FTA. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals through the government-wide electronic grants Web site at Click on “Find Grant Opportunities,” then on “Basic Search,” and enter “D2008–ATPL–650–001” as the keyword.

Submissions will also be accepted by email, mail, or fax to: Scott Faulk, Office of Program Management, Federal Transit Administration, tel: 202–366–1660, fax: 202–366–7951, e-mail:, mail: 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., E44–417; Washington, DC 20590. The required project proposal template is available at and on the program Web site at

A complete copy of this notice is located at

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Ramos, FTA Region 10, at (206) 220-4319 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator