Pursuant to the draft Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, 2020, the Federal Railroad Administration is to make available to Amtrak $526,000,000 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
For activities associated with the National Network as authorized by section
11101(b) of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (division A of Public Law 114–94):
Provided, that a State shall not be required to pay the National Railroad Passenger Corporation more than 80 percent of the amount paid in fiscal year 2019 under section 209 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–432) and that not less than $239,000,000 of the amounts made available for use in lieu of any increase in a State’s payment.
Provided further, that such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 198 5. In order to receive these funds, Amtrak must complete the grant application and submit the following items electronically:
(a) Application for Federal Assistance SF-424; (b) Statement of Work, (c) SF-424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs; (d) SF- 424D Assurances Construction Programs; and (e) Signed copies of the U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration Assurances and Certification forms (http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/admin/assurancesandcertifications.pdf).