OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) under the Minority Resource Center (MRC) program.

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OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) under the Minority Resource Center (MRC) program.: AGENCY: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)Office of the Secretary (OST)Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)ACTION: Notice of Request for Proposals.SUMMARY: The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) established the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in accordance with Public Law 95 507, an amendment to the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. OSDBU is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Department of Transportation (DOT) activities on behalf of small businesses in accordance with Section 8, 15 and 31 of the Small Business Act (SBA), as amended. The OSDBU also administers the provisions of Title 49, the Minority Resource Center (MRC) which includes the duties of advocacy, outreach and financial services on behalf of small and disadvantaged business and those certified under CFR 49 parts 23 and or 26 as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).On January 25, 2007 OSDBU published, on Grants.gov, this RFP for the establishment of nine (9) regional Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC). That competition resulted in the selection of two (2) organizations to serve as regional SBTRCs. One was selected for the Central Region and the second was selected for the Southeast Region. This request solicits competitive proposals from business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade association, colleges and universities, community colleges or chambers of commerce for participation in OSDBU's SBTRC under the Minority Resource Center (MRC) program for the remaining seven (7) regions.OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, such as, business assessment, management training, counseling, technical assistance, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation-related2 contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Eligible applicants must be registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax exempt organizations. This Announcement of Requests for Proposals contains information concerning: (1) the principal objectives of the competition, (2) responsibilities of the parties, (3) eligibility, (4) application process, and (5) selection criteria. FOR GENERAL AND SPECIFIC INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur D. Jackson, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 400 7th Street, SW, Room 9414, Washington, D.C., 20590, Tel. 202 366 1930 or 800 532 1169.SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO:To apply for funding, applicants must be registered with grants.gov. Registration with grants.gov may take two to five days before the system will allow you to apply forgrants using the grants.gov Web site http://www.grants.gov/applicants/getregistered.jsp). Submit application in accordance with the instructions provided. Applications for grantfunding must be submitted electronically to OSDBU through the grants.gov Web site. DATES: Proposals must be submitted to Grants.gov by June 15, 2007, 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered non responsive and will not be reviewed. DOT plans to give notice of awards on or before July 6, 2007.Dated: May 14, 2007.__________________ Denise Rodriguez-LopezDirector, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Federal Grant Title: OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) under the Minority Resource Center (MRC) program.
Federal Agency Name: DOT Office of Small Disadvantaged Utilization
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SBTRC-9414-2
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 20.910
CFDA Descriptions: Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Businesses
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2007
Posted Date: May 14, 2007
Creation Date: May 14, 2007
Archive Date: Jul 15, 2007
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $195,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $110,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Small Business Transportation Resource Centers Program
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) Private institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Chamber of Commerce
Grant Announcement Contact
Arthur Jackson
Manager Regional Partnerships Division
Telephone: 202-366-5344 art.jackson@dot.gov art.jackson@dot.gov
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