University Transportation Centers Open Competition 2013

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University Transportation Centers Open Competition 2013: The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) is seeking applications from non-profit institutions of higher education to operate National, Regional and Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs or Centers). The purpose of these Centers is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many modes and disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of research, education, and technology transfer; to provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the US DOT; and to address vital workforce needs for the next generation of transportation leaders. To accomplish this purpose, RITA plans to competitively select and fund for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 (subject to availability of funds): Five National UTCs, up to $3.0 million per Center per fiscal year; Ten Regional UTCs, one of which must be dedicated to comprehensive transportation safety, up to $2.75 million per Center per fiscal year; and up to 20 Tier 1 UTCs, up to $1.5 million per Center per fiscal year. A UTC must be located in the United States or territories. It may be a single university or a consortium of two or more universities. Each Center is required to obtain matching funds from non-federal sources. National and Regional UTCs must obtain matching funds in an amount at least equal to the US DOT grant amount. The match for Tier 1 UTCs is 50 percent, of the amount of the UTC grant, with an exemption for demonstration of financial hardship (see Exhibit A, Institutional Financial Hardship Form) by the applicant institution. These funds may be expended up to September 30, 2017.
Federal Grant Title: University Transportation Centers Open Competition 2013
Federal Agency Name: Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Grant Categories: Transportation
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: UTCOPENCOMP2013
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 20.701
CFDA Descriptions: University Transportation Centers Program
Current Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2013
Posted Date: Dec 20, 2012
Creation Date: Dec 20, 2012
Archive Date: Apr 18, 2013
Total Program Funding: $72,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Amy Stearns University Program Specialist Phone: 202-366-4957

University Program Specialist [amy.stearns@dot.gov]
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