Highway Training and Education

National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Program: To develop and administer, in cooperation with those in the highway community, educational, training, and technical assistance programs for the Federal Highway Administration, State and local highway agency employees, as well as the private sector and
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members of the international organizations.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): To attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development.

Garrett A.

Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): To improve the preparation of students, particularly women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through curriculum development and other transportation-related activities.

Examples of Funded Projects

DDETFP: Graduate Fellowships, Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF), Intern Fellowships, Historically Black Colleges and University Fellowships, Hispanic Serving Institutions Fellowships, Tribal College Fellowships, People with Disabilities Fellowships, and FHWA program-related fellowships.


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - State-level (division) offices of the Federal Highway Administration as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

States may use funds not to exceed one half of 1 percent of the amount apportioned to each State under Section 104(b)(3) for the surface transportation program for training their employees or employees of local transportation agencies.

Such expenditures may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of tuition and direct education expenses (excluding salaries) in connection with the education and training activities.

Courses and study programs may be obtained from universities, other government agencies, the private sector, and/or the National Highway Institute.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies.

DDETFP: Some restrictions apply.

Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S.

university or college in a transportation-related discipline.

GAMTTEP: Local educational agencies and State educational agencies, which may enter into a partnership agreement with institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): Students may apply to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) to compete for three award categories; annually for the Eisenhower Graduate, Grants for Research Fellowships, and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships. The remaining Eisenhower Fellowships are competed at participating MIHEs. These include the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCs) and selected applications are forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for final selection. A new fellowship category, the People with Disabilities (PWD) Eisenhower Fellowship (PWDEF) is currently competed at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, and the selected application is forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for final selection. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): Vendors may apply through Grants.Gov annually. The application process has not yet been finalized.

Award Procedures

Awards are made annually for the academic year for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program by the Chief, Partnership for Workforce Development and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for all categories. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP) will be made on the basis of competitive review by the Director, National Highway Institute and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI).

Deadlines

NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP Graduate Fellowships and Grants for Research Fellowships: annually by mid-February; DDETFP HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs: annually by April 1st. Grants for Research Fellowships and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships: Open until filled. GAMTTEP: Varies, but usually March.

Authorization

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq., as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP: 3 months (applicants acceptance/rejection period).

Appeals

None.

Renewals

NHI Training Program: None. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program: as applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI); Masters degree awards, up to 2 years, not to exceed 3 years, in duration; and PhD Awards, up to 3 years-not to exceed 5 years in duration; and Bachelors degree, 1 year.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

DDETFP: Final output/product required upon completion of fellowship.

Audits

1997-1998 audit.

Records

Participating agencies must keep records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-8083-0-7-401.

Obigations

Obligations are reported under Federal-aid Highway program totals.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

NHI Training Program: 23 CFR, "Highways." DDETFP: The first guidelines for the DDETFP were issued in August 1992. National guidelines are reissued annually in the program announcement by the National Highway Institute.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

State-level (division) offices of the Federal Highway Administration as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Chief, Partnership for Workforce Development, Federal Highway Administration, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1553. Telephone: (703) 235-0500. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): Program Manager, University and Grants Program, National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203-1553. Telephone: (703) 235-0538.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Courses conducted fill major agency needs as defined by high priority areas, and are presented within time, staff, and budget constraints. DDETFP fellowships are awarded on competition on the basis of demonstrated merit, including pursuit of transportation related careers, academic credentials, academic recommendations, andstudy proposal.



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