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National Rural Transit Assistance Program FY 2019 Notice of Funding

Date Posted: 7/31/2019
Date Closed: 8/30/2019
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Details: 7/31/2019. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the National Rural Transit Assistance Program (NRTAP). Synopses and full announcement are posted on as opportunity FTA-2019-005-TPM-NRTAP. Proposals must be submitted electronically through by midnight Eastern Time on 08/30/2019.

Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the agency’s Formula Grants to Rural Areas Program to select an entity to administer a National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP).  The National RTAP will carry out activities to design and implement training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the specific needs of transit operators in rural areas, including Indian Country.  Primary activities will include the development of information and materials for use by local operators and State administering agencies, and supporting research and technical assistance projects of national interest.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible proposers are non-profit organizations with rural and tribal transportation experience that have the capacity to provide public transportation-related technical assistance and the ability to deliver a national technical assistance and training program.  There is no local match or cost sharing requirement for this program.

Link and Instructions for the SF-424: A complete proposal submission will consist of at least two files: (1) the SF-424 Mandatory form (downloaded from GRANTS.GOV) and (2) a narrative application document in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or compatible file format.  The narrative application should be in the format outlined in the opportunity announcement. Once completed, the narrative application must be placed in the attachments section of the SF-424 Mandatory form. Proposers must attach the narrative application file to their submission in GRANTS.GOV to successfully complete the proposal process. A proposal submission may contain additional supporting documentation as attachments.

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Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 08/30/2019. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this RFP for NRTAP, contact Elan Flippin, FTA Office of Program Management, (202) 366-3800.  

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