Evaluation of Shipper Requirement and Rail Services; Infrastructure and Transportation Support; Agriculture Transportation Pilot Project; Eastern Seaboard Intermodal Transportation Study; Research & Equipment of Coastal & Environmental Engineering Related to Costal Highways & Bridges.
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.
In FY 2006, 10 new grants were awarded for Transportation Planning, Research and Education on Infrastructure, Environment, and Inter-modal Transportation Systems.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The grants can only be used for those projects identified in DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation.
These grants are mandated by Congress in DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation.
Therefore, only those organizations specifically identified in the appropriation legislation can apply.
Public Non-Profit Institutions/Organizations; Sponsored Organizations; State; Local; Other Public Institutions; Federal Recognized Indian Tribal Government; US Territory or Possession; Private Non-Profit Institutions/Organizations; Quasi-Public Non-Profit Institutions/Organizations; Native American Organizations.
Proposals with statement of work and estimated budget. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-87 for State and Local Governments, A-21 for Educational Institutions and A-122 for Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
The application shall be submitted to the grantee via grants.gov. Grantees will be required to complete the suite of SF 424 forms and the appropriate representations and certifications.
The application package shall be returned via grants.gov. Award will be made by Acquisition Services personnel.
None. The deadlines, if any, shall be established in each grant application package.
Department of Transportation's FY 2006 Appropriation Bill (Conference Report HR 109-307)
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Not applicable .
Renewals and/or extension may be available. Requests must be submitted to the Acquisition Services office for approval.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory Formula.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The length is specific to each grant. The funds can be released in a lump sum, but normally the grantees are reimbursed for funds expended.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly progress and expenditure reports are required.
The final report is due at the end of the grant or cooperative agreement.
Audits shall be in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.
Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of each grant. Records will be retained in accordance with provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for institutions of higher education, other nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations and in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
FY 07 $3,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average may change depending on the DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Department of Transportation's FY 2006 Appropriation Bill (Conference Report HR 109-307).
Regional or Local Office
Cynthia Blackmon, US Department of Transportation/OST, Acquisition Services, 400 7th Street, SW, Room 5106, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4968, (202) 366-9848 (fax).
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Grantees are mandated in the DOT Annual Appropriation Legislation.