Solicitation of Grant Applications for FY 2008 Tribal Transit Program Funds


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07-16-08

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This notice announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 funds for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program, a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Section 3013 (c). This notice includes a national solicitation for Grant Applications for FY 2008 Tribal Transit Program (TTP) funds to be selected on a competitive basis; the grant terms and conditions that apply to this program; and grant application procedures and selection criteria for FY 2008 projects. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) expects to have a total of $12 million for FY 2008. For more information on the program and a list of projects currently funded go to http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3553.html.

Applicants may submit applications in one of three ways:
• Delivering five hard copies to Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, 20590 Attention: Lorna R. Wilson; or
• Sending by e-mail to fta.tribalprogram@dot.gov; or
• Filing electronically through the grants.gov web site at http://www.grants.gov. Applicants applying by e-mail must fax signature documents to 202–366–7951, Attention: Lorna Wilson.
FTA will announce final selections on the web site and in the Federal Register.

The number and size of awards will be determined through a competitive process. Funding is available for startup services, enhancements or expansion of existing transit services, and for planning studies and operational planning. Planning grants will be limited to $25,000 per applicant. Tribes may apply for FY 2008. Priority for FY 2008 funding will be given to continuation projects selected in FY 2006 and FY 2007 that are in an active status. Applicants must state they are a current grantee and provide current information on the status of their transit project, including services being provided with extenuating data or the status of their planning study. All tribes seeking FY 2008 funds must submit grant applications to FTA by August 19, 2008.

Anyone intending to apply electronically should initiate the process of registering on the http://www.grants.gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission. FTA will announce grant selections in the Federal Register when the competitive selection process is complete.

This announcement is available on the FTA web site at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-11338.pdf. FTA will post a synopsis of this announcement on the government-wide electronic grants web site at: http://www.grants.gov.

For further information, please contact Bill Ramos in Region 10 at (206) 220-4319 or email bill.ramos@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator