The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), through the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), hereby requests applications from non-profit institutions of higher education to obtain funding for researching innovative solutions to pipeline corrosion and other known pipeline
The Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP) is intended to spur innovation by enabling academic research focused on high-risk and high pay-off solutions for the many pipeline safety challenges.
The authority for PHMSAs Pipeline Safety Research and Development Program comes from the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (P.
107-355, December 17, 2002).
Further, the authority to enter into cooperative agreements under the CAAP initiative is codified at 49 U.S.C.
§60117(k), Authority for Cooperative Agreements.All questions regarding this Request for Application (RFA) must be submitted via e-mail on or before May 21, 2013 (see Section 4. 03 of RFA document).
Complete applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 12:00 pm Eastern Time on June 13, 201 3. **REFER TO THE ATTACHMENTS ENTITLED RFA #DTPH56-13-SN-000002 PHMSAs Competitive Academic Agreement Program (CAAP) AND Attachment A CAAP Technical Application Template UNDER THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT TAB FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.**