Request for Proposals (RFP): Transportation Equity and Emergency Preparedness

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May 24, 2007


Mass Mailout Number III-2007-48


Subject:  Request for Proposals (RFP):  Transportation Equity and Emergency Preparedness


On May 17, the Federal Transit Administrationís (FTA) Office of Civil Rights posted on Grants.Gov webpage a Request for Proposals (RFP) for cooperative agreements for research and/or demonstration projects to improve emergency preparedness, disaster response, and disaster recovery for populations with specific mobility needs in the event of a natural or man-made emergency.  The FTA anticipates awarding up to three cooperative agreements.  The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2007.  The RFP is posted on the FTA Civil Rights and Emergency Preparedness webpage


Your organization is encouraged to consider applying for these opportunities or to forward this information to interested stakeholders.


From the home page of Grants.Gov interested parties can find the RFP by clicking "find grant opportunities" then clicking "basic search" and then entering "DOT-FTA-EMER" when prompted to enter the funding opportunity number.  Proposals will be funded by the Transportation Equity Research Program (TERP), which was established by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).


Cooperative agreement(s) will be three-year awards.  The total available funding for the first year is for $214,000.  Subsequent funding is authorized at $250,000 per year under (SAFETEA-LU).  Actual funding will be based on annual appropriations.  Eligible recipients include city or township governments, county governments, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits having a 501(c)3 status, private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, small businesses, state governments, and public transit agencies.


Proposals must be submitted electronically to  Grants.Gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant- making agencies.  Grants.Gov is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.  Anyone intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the website immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission.


If you have any questions, please contact David Schneider, FTA Headquarters, Office of Civil Rights, Phone Number (202) 493-0175, Email


Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.





Herman C. Shipman

Acting Regional Administrator