Notice of Funding Availability: Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands Program.

This solicitation is for proposals for fiscal year 2008 funding through the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands program, administered by the Federal Transit Administration in partnership with the Department of the Interior and the U. S. Department of Agriculture?s Forest Service.

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The purpose of the program is to enhance the protection of national parks and Federal lands, and increase the enjoyment of those visiting them.

The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems in parks and public lands.

Alternative transportation is ?transportation by bus, rail, or any other publicly or privately owned conveyance that provides to the public general or special service on a regular basis, including sightseeing service.

Such term also includes a non-motorized transportation system (including the provision of facilities for pedestrians, bicycles, and non-motorized watercraft).? Federal land management agencies and State, tribal and local governments acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency are eligible to apply.

For more information on project eligibility and how to apply, please follow the link below for the federal register notice.

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Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks

Department of Transportation

Agency: Department of Transportation

Office: DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Estimated Funding: $23,780,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Federal Register: December 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 239)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Any federally owned or managed park, refuge, or recreational area that is open to the general public including - a unit of the National Park System;
a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System; a recreational area managed by the Bureau of Land Management; a unit of the National Forest System; State governments; County governments;
City or township governments; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); and Other (Federal land management agencies)
Eligible applicants are:
1) a Federal land management agency; and
2) a State, tribal, or local governmental authority with jurisdiction over land in the vicinity of an eligible area acting with the consent of the Federal land management agency or other governmental or nongovernmental participant.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Federal Transit Administration Attn: Scott Faulk, Program Analyst 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., E44-417 Washington, DC 20590 Phone: 202-366-1660

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