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 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must be submitted via email on or before April 15, 2014 (see Section 4. 04 of FOA document).
Complete applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov AND PHMSAs Management Information System (MIS) by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 9, 2014 (see Sections 4. 01 through 4. 03 of FOA document).
**REFER TO THE ATTACHMENTS ENTITLED FOA #DTPH5614SN000006 CAAP 2014 AND Attachment A CAAP 2014 Technical Application Template UNDER THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT TAB FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.**