Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program

The summary for the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the DOT Federal Transit Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $24.5 million in discretionary Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (Transit in Parks Program) funds. This notice solicits proposals to compete for FY 2010 funds under the program, which was established by Section 3021 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), as amended (49 U.S.C. 5320). The program is administered by FTA in partnership with U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems such as buses and trams in federally-managed parks and public lands. Federal land management agencies, as well as State, tribal and local governments acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency are eligible to apply. DOI, after consultation with and in cooperation with FTA, will determine the final selection and funding of projects. Geographic diversity will be considered when allocating funds. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at: http://www.fta.dot.gov. Complete applications for the Transit in Parks Program grants must be submitted electronically through the Grants.Gov Web site by June 28, 2010. Anyone intending to apply electronically should initiate the process of registering on the Grants.Gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission. FTA will announce grant selections in the Federal Register when the competitive selection process is complete.
Federal Grant Title: Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program
Federal Agency Name: DOT Federal Transit Administration
Grant Categories: Transportation
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FTA-2010-007-TRIP
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 20.500
CFDA Descriptions: Federal Transit_Capital Investment Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2010
Posted Date: May 14, 2010
Creation Date: May 14, 2010
Archive Date: Jul 28, 2010
Total Program Funding: $24,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $6,125,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are Federal land management agencies that manage an eligible area, including but not limited to the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation; and State, tribal and local governments with jurisdiction over land in the vicinity of an eligible area, acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency, alone or in partnership with a Federal land management agency or other governmental or non-governmental participant. Note: If the applicant is a State, tribal, or local government, a letter from the affected unit(s) of the Federal land management agency or agencies expressing support for the project should be submitted with the project proposal. Proposals with support letters from the unit of the Federal land management agency or agencies will be weighted more favorably by FTA, DOI, and the Forest Service in its evaluation.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/fr-2010-05-13/pdf/2010-11474.pdf
Grant Announcement Contact
Adam Schildge Program Manager (202) 366-0778 A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS)

Federal Transit Administration [adam.schildge@dot.gov]
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