Please enter a date prior to the facility construction date, such as 01/01/1900, to allow the form to validate.
FTA has defined the criteria for Demonstration of Need in the NOFO, including specific guidance for expansion projects.
Pre-award authority starts on the day the projects are announced on FTA’s website. Projects will not be eligible for reimbursement for expenses incurred prior to the date of announcement.
The narrative should provide a complete explanation of the need for replacement buses, including any relevant supporting information. Attachments, such as a fleet inventory, vehicle status report, or other documentation, may be used to support the statements in the narrative response.
The state should submit separate proposals on behalf of its small urbanized and rural areas. Each proposal should have its own SF-424 and supplemental form.
If an applicant is a direct recipient of FTA funds, then the application should be submitted to the FTA directly. States do not review the applications once they are submitted to FTA. If selected, the project will need to be added to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program in cooperation with the MPO and/or state DOT.
For letters that require an official response, address the letter to the Acting Administrator at Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590. For letters that you wish to have considered as a part of the application, address the letters to the FTA Program Manager.
There is no minimum or maximum application amount. However not more than 10 percent may be awarded to a single grantee. Depending on the applications received, FTA may cap awards at a particular amount to ensure a diversity of funded projects.
Applicants may provide a scalable option or the minimum fundable amount within their submission. FTA may award an amount that is less than the amount requested, provided it will fund a project of independent utility.
States and other applicants should consider submitting a single supplemental form that includes multiple activities to be evaluated as a consolidated proposal. If a State or other applicant chooses to submit separate proposals, each proposal must be submitted using a separate SF-424 and supplemental form.