Research and Innovative Technology (RIT) Hydrogen Alternative Fuel Life Cycle

Conduct research evaluating Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Life Cycle.

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.

Program Accomplishments

This is a new program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grantees will conduct research according to the provisions provided in SAFTEA- LU (Public Law 109-9, August 10, 2005 119 Stat.

1781, Subtitle B.

Title 1, Section 1702 4591.

The Department's role will be to manage the grants, provide technical collaboration, coordinate with the grantee to best address related DOT program needs, and ensure that no unnecessary duplication of effort exists with other DOT projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Earmark recipients as designated in SAFTEA- LU Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005, 119 Stat.

1781, Subtitle B, Title 1 Section 1702 459.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and private nonprofit institutions of higher learning and industry trade groups.


A formal application outlining how the institution will meet the project scope; detailed delineation of organization, staff, faculty, and budget. Costs are determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

No new grants will be awarded during the Program's remaining authorization (through 2009).

Award Procedures

No new grants will be awarded during the Program's remaining authorization (through 2009).


Not available at this time.


SAFTEA- LU Public Law 109-9, August 10, 2005 119, Stat. 178, Subtitle B, Title 1, Section 1702 4591.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

15 Working Days from receipt of proposal.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The Federal share of this grant shall be 20 percent of the funds received by the grantee.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

See SAFTEA- LU (Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005 119 Stat. 1781) Subtitle B, Title 1 section 1702 4591.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, and a final technical report at the end of each research project.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-113 )Revised June 24, 1997), 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 of 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-113.


Receipt is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of the final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all grant products, financial records, and supporting documents.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $1,000,000; FY 08 $1,000,000; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000,000 / year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See SAFTEA- LU (Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005 119 Stat. 1781, Subtitle B, Title 1 Section 1702 4591.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Headquarters Office: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Research Development and Technology (RDT), Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 2438, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366-4999.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable, directed grant.

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