Supplemental FY09 Apportionments and Allocations


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04-30-09

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Division I of the “Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009” (Pub. L. 111–8), signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 11, 2009, made funds available for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Fiscal Year (FY) ending September 30, 2009. This notice supplements the December 18, 2008 Federal Register notice (FRN), http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-29645.pdf. The notice apportions formula funds made available under the Omnibus Appropriations Act and allocates FY 2009 funds to congressionally designated projects that were contained in the accompanying committee report and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU).

This notice does not include allocations of recovered previous years’ discretionary funds or unallocated FY 2009 discretionary resources. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide information regarding the availability of unallocated discretionary resources at a later date.

The register omitted the allocation tables for the additional 2009 allocations. However, the FY09 Apportionment and Tables can be accessed at the link from the FTA Apportionment page at http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants_financing_38.html. Additionally, the direct link to the FY09 Omnibus Supplemental Tables and FRN of April 27, 2009 is at http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/apportionments/grants_financing_9562.html. An amended FRN will be published that includes the 2009 allocations.

FTA reminds grantees apportioned formula funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Pub. L. 111–05; “ARRA”) that at least fifty percent of the funds attributable to each urbanized area over 200,000 in population and each State for all other areas must be obligated in a FTA grant by September 1, 2009.

The March 5, 2009 FRN, http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-4745.pdf, that apportioned ARRA funds provides more details about this requirement and includes the statement that “FTA will consider a submittal timely if a complete ARRA formula grant is received on or before July 1, 2009.” FTA reminds grantees that the July 1, 2009 deadline accounts for the Department of Labor process associated with labor certifications which can take up to 60 days to complete the certification referral process.
Grantees are strongly encouraged to submit applications well in advance of that deadline whenever possible. Planning submission of a grant application on or near July 1, 2009 might not account for local decision making schedules that could be subject to change, or to any grant errors or issues for resolution that might be identified. Taking these other considerations into account makes it prudent to submit applications as soon as feasible.

This supplemental notice may be found at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-9475.pdf.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Pat Hendrix at (206) 220-4465 or email patricia.hendrix@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator