Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Grants


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03-25-09

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated $100 million for a new discretionary grant program for public transportation projects that reduce a transit system’s greenhouse gas emissions or result in a decrease in a transit system’s energy use. Because of time limitations in ARRA funding, this notice announces the availability of the new grant program, application requirements, and deadlines for submitting grant proposals for funding. However, because the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program is a new grant program, FTA also is accepting comments on the program’s provisions and may alter some of the requirements in response to comments.

Comments must be received by April 7, 2009. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Complete proposals for the TIGGER Grant Program must be submitted by May 22, 2009.

You must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and the docket number (FTA-009-0013) with your comments. To ensure your comments are not entered into the docket more than once, please submit comments, identified by the docket number (FTA-2009-0013) by only one of the following methods:
1. Web site: The U.S. Government electronic docket site is http://www.regulations.gov. Go to this Web site and follow the instructions for submitting comments into docket number FTA-2009-0013;
2. Fax: Telefax comments to 202-493-2251;
3. Mail: Mail your comments to U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M-30, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; or
4. Hand Delivery: Bring your comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

To submit commits, you must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and Docket number (FTA-2009-0013) for this notice at the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail or courier. For confirmation that FTA has received your comments, you must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and will be available to Internet users. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register notice (FRN) published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via email at FTA–TIGGER@dot.gov. FTA will announce grant selections in the FRN when the selection process is complete. This announcement is available on the Internet on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov. FTA will take all comments into consideration and may publish a follow up document revising some elements of the proposal. If FTA determines that no substantive changes need be made in the Notice of Funding Availability, then all comments will be responded to when FTA publishes a FRN announcing the successful proposals. Proposals must be submitted to FTA electronically by email at FTA–TIGGER@dot.gov and applicants should receive a confirmation email within two business days. A synopsis of this announcement will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov. However, applicants will not be able to apply through the APPLY module of that site. Mail and fax submissions will not be accepted.

The full FRN can be found at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-6420.pdf.

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

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator