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4. The assistance will provide material benefits to a broad segment of the traveling public, including businesses, educational institutions, and other enterprises, whose access to the national air transportation system is limited DOT will consider whether the proposed project would provide, to a broad segment of the communitys traveling public, important benefits relevant to the community. Examples include service that would offer new or additional access to a connecting hub airport, service that would provide convenient travel times for both business and leisure travelers that would help obviate the need to drive long distances, and service that would offer lower fares.

5. The assistance will be used in a timely manner The Department will consider whether a proposed project provides a well-defined strategic plan and reasonable timetable for use of the grant funds. In the Departments experience, a reasonable timetable for use of grant funds includes a year to complete studies, two years for marketing and promotion of the airport, community, carrier, or destination, and three years for projects that target a revenue guarantee, subsidy, or other financial incentives. Applicants are asked to describe how their projects can be accomplished within this timetable, including whether the airport and proposed air service provider have the requisite authorities and certifications necessary to carry out the proposed projects. In addition, because of this emphasis placed on timely use of funds, applicants proposing new service are asked to describe the airport and whether it can support the proposed service, including whether the airport holds, or intends to apply for, an airport operating certificate issued under 14 C.F.R. Part 139. Air service providers proposed for the new service must have met or be able to meet in a reasonably short period of time, all Department requirements for air service certification, including safety and economic authorities.

6. Multiple communities cooperate to submit a regional or multistate application to consolidate air service into one regional airport DOT will consider whether a proposed project involves a consortium effort to consolidate air service into one regional airport. This is a new statutory priority criterion, added pursuant to Section 429 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-95).

Secondary Selection Criteria:

1. Innovation DOT will consider whether an application proposes new and creative solutions to the transportation issues facing the community, including: the extent to which the applicants proposed solution(s) to solving the problem(s) is new or innovative, including whether the proposed project utilizes or encourages intermodal or regional solutions to connect passengers to the communitys air service (i.e., cost-effective inter/intra city passenger bus service, marketing of intermodal surface transportation options also available to air travelers, or projects that have a positive impact on travel and tourism); and whether the proposed project, if successfully implemented, could serve as a working model for other communities.

2. Community Participation DOT will consider whether an application has broad community participation, including:

whether the proposed project has broad community support; and
the communitys demonstrated commitment to and participation in the
proposed project.

3. Location DOT will consider the location and characteristics of a community:

the geographic location of each applicant, including the communitys proximity to larger centers of air service and low-fare service alternatives; the population and business activity, as well as the relative size of each community; and

whether the communitys proximity to an existing or prior grant recipient could adversely affect either its proposal or the project undertaken by the other recipient.

4. Other Factors DOT will also consider:

whether the proposed project clearly addresses the applicants stated problems;

the communitys existing level of air service and whether that service has been increasing or decreasing;

whether the applicant has a plan to provide any necessary continued financial

support for the proposed project after the requested grant award expires; the grant amount requested compared with total funds available for all communities;

the proposed federal grant amount requested compared with the local share offered;

any letters of intent from airline planning departments or intermodal surface transportation providers on behalf of applications that are specifically intended to enlist new or expanded air service or surface transportation service in support of the air service in the community;

whether the applicant has plans to continue with the proposed project if it is not self-sustaining after the grant award expires; and

equitable and geographic distribution of available funds.

Full community participation is a key goal of this program as demonstrated by the statutes focus on local contributions and active participation in the project. Therefore, applications that demonstrate broad community support will be more attractive. For example, communities providing proportionately higher levels of cash contributions from other than airport revenues will have more attractive proposals. Communities that provide multiple levels of contributions (state, local, airport, cash and in-kind contributions) also will have more attractive proposals. Similarly, communities that demonstrate participation in the development and execution of the proposed air service project will enhance the attractiveness of their proposals.

20.931 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Innovative and Advanced Transportation Research

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary (OST) Administration Secretariate, Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005.

OBJECTIVES:

To provide funds to conduct research and development on innovative transportation systems and related applied technologies.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

PROJECT GRANTS

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The grants may be used for innovative technology based projects directed towards application on national transportation infrastructure development and construction in planning, design and operations.

Applicant Eligibility:

These grants are mandated by Congress in US DOT's Annual Appropriation Legislation. Therefore, only those organizations specifically identified in the appropriation legislation can apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Public Non-Profit Institutions/Organizations; Sponsored Organizations; State;
Local; Other Public Institutions; Federal Recognized Indian Tribal
Government; US Territory or Possession; Private Non-Profit
Institutions/Organizations; Quasi-Public Non-Profit Institutions/Organizations;
Native American Organizations.

Credentials/Documentation:

Proposals with statement of work and estimated budget. Costs were determined in accordance with relevant OMB circulars (i.e. Circular Nos. A-87 for State and Local Governments, A-21 for Educational Institutions and A-122 for Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations). This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles.

Preapplication Coordination:

Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures:

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit

Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Broad Agency Announcement containing the solicitation shall be submitted via

FedBizOpps.gov. Grantees were required to complete the suite of SF-424 forms and the appropriate representations and certifications.

Award Procedure:

The award procedure typically required two-step process White Papers and Full Technical and Cost Proposals.

Deadlines:

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

The deadlines, if any, were established in each grant application package. Appeals:

Not Applicable.

Renewals:

Requests were submitted to the Program Office for approval.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. Fifty (50) percent non-Federal
matching requirements was per SAFETEA-LU legislation language.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

The typical length of the cooperative agreements averaged 2.5 years and expenditures were reimbursed on a quarterly basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds were reimbursed. Reports:

Mandatory quarterly reports; final project report. SF-270. Mandatory quarterly reports. SF-425. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records:

Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of each grant. Records will be retained in accordance with provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for institutions of higher education, other nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations and in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.

Account Identification:

69-0102-0-1-407.

Obligations:

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Obligations are from FY2012 residual no year money.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

The range is between $500,000 to $1.5 million.
TAFS Codes:

69-8083.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: Conducted applied research in commercial remote sensing and spatial information technologies for application to national transportation infrastructure development and construction. The Program investigated, developed and validated new applications and provided products to monitor and assess infrastructure condition of bridges, pavements and other transportation infrastructure. In addition, the Program developed remote sensing applications to optimize freight movements in urban areas and in and around ports. Spatial information technologies, such as GIS and GPS systems, were deployed to assist in these research investigations. Fiscal Year 2017: Conduct applied research in commercial remote sensing and spatial information technologies for

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application to national transportation infrastructure development and construction. The Program will investigate, develop and validate new applications and provide products to monitor and assess infrastructure condition of bridges, pavements and other transportation infrastructure. In addition, the Program develops remote sensing applications to optimize freight movements in urban areas and in and around ports. Spatial information technologies, such as GIS and GPS systems, will be deployed to assist in these research investigations. Review of final project reports and close-out will also be completed. Fiscal Year 2018: Conduct research into developing a set of recommended adoption/implementation guidelines for use by the stakeholder community in the process of implementing Remote Sensing technologies within their individual agencies. Organize workshops to disseminate research information.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Not Applicable.

Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:

Caesar Singh 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20950 Email: Caesar.Singh@dot.gov Phone: (202) 366-3252. Website Address:

No Data Available

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: The Program investigated, developed and validated applications and provided products to monitor and assess infrastructure condition of bridges, pavements and other transportation infrastructure. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY2017, review of final project reports and close-out will also be completed. Fiscal Year 2018: Conduct research into developing a set of recommended adoption/implementation guidelines for use by the stakeholder community in the process of implementing Remote Sensing technologies within their individual agencies. Organize workshops to disseminate research information.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Concept, technical approach, cost, background, and partnerships.

20.932 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION DISCRETIONARY GRANTS FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT

TIGER Grants (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) FEDERAL AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary (OST) Administration Secretariate, Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act),
Title XII Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related
Agencies, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Supplemental
Discretionary Grants for a National Surface Transportation System., Public
Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.

OBJECTIVES:

The purposes of the Recovery Act include, among other things: (i) to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery and (ii) to invest in transportation infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. The Act requires that grants be provided for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Under this program, $1,500,000,000 was available through September 30, 2011, for the Department to make grants on a competitive basis for projects that would have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Projects eligible for funding provided under this program included, but were not limited to, highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States

Code, including interstate rehabilitation, improvements to the rural collector road system, the reconstruction of overpasses and interchanges, bridge replacements, seismic retrofit projects for bridges, and road realignments; public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, included investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that would expedite the completion of those projects and their entry into revenue service; passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement. The Department also used an amount not to exceed $200,000,000 for the purpose of paying the subsidy and administrative costs of projects eligible for federal credit assistance under chapter 6 of title 23, United States Code, if the Department finds that such use of the funds would advance the purposes of this program. In distributing funds available under this program, the Department must take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of funds and an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural communities. Grants provided under this program generally were not less than $20,000,000 and not greater than $300,000,000, however, the Department waived the $20,000,000 minimum grant size for the purpose of funding significant projects in smaller cities, regions, or States. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program would be awarded to projects in a single State. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure was made under this program may have been up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that were expected to be completed by February 17, 2012. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program were awarded to projects in a single State. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program will be awarded to projects in a single State. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that were expected to be completed by February 17, 2012.

Applicant Eligibility:

The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may have been up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that required a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package, and to projects that are expected to be completed by February 17, 2012.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

The ultimate benefits of this program may have been received by, among others, State or local governments, transit agencies, builders/contractors/developers, major metropolises, and other urban, suburban,

or rural areas.

Credentials/Documentation:

Recipients and their first-tier sub-awardees were required to have a DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and a current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov). Recipients of Recovery Act funds had to have systems and internal controls that allow them to separately track and report Recovery Act funds even if the funds are being used to fund an existing project/activity. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination:

Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedures:

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Complete applications for TIGER Discretionary Grants were submitted by September 15, 2009 (the Application Deadline). While applicants were encouraged to submit applications in advance of the Application Deadline, applications would not be evaluated, and awards would not be made, until after the Application Deadline. Due to the need to expedite the grant award process to meet the

requirements and purposes of the Recovery Act (as defined below), the Department evaluated all applications and announced the projects that had been selected to receive Grant Funds (as defined below) as soon as possible after the Application Deadline, but no later than February 17, 2010. In addition, in the event this solicitation did not result in the award and obligation of all available funds, the Department decided to publish an additional solicitation. Award Procedure:

TIGER Discretionary Grants were awarded to projects with a demonstrated or ability to: (i) Deliver programmatic results; (ii) achieve economic stimulus by optimizing economic activity and the number of jobs created or saved in relation to the Federal dollars obligated; (iii) achieve long-term public benefits by, for example, investing in technological advances in science and health to increase economic efficiency and improve quality of life; investing in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that provided long-term economic benefits; fostering energy independence; or improving educational quality; and (iv) satisfy the Recovery Acts transparency and accountability objectives..

Deadlines:

Not Applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

Not Applicable.

Appeals:

Not Applicable. Renewals:

Not Applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements:
This program has no statutory formula.

This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made available under this program were awarded to projects in a single State. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 100 percent, however, the Department gave priority to projects that require a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package. While this program did not require a State match, the Maintenance of Effort provisions of section 1201 of the Act apply to projects that receive funding under this program to the extent that a State planned to expend State funds on such a project as of February 17, 2009. Specifically, section 1201(a) required that for amounts distributed to a State or State agency from an appropriation in the Act for a covered program (including this program), the Governor of the State shall certify to the Secretary of Transportation that the State will maintain its effort with regard to State funding for the types of projects funded by the appropriation. As part of this certification, the Governor was required to submit a statement identifying the amount of funds the State planned to expend from State sources as of February 17, 2009, during the period beginning on February 17, 2009, through September 30, 2010, for the types of projects funded by the appropriation.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Funds available under this program were available through September 30, 2011. The Department gave priority to projects that are expected to be completed by February 17, 2012. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Reports:

All ARRA reporting requirements. All ARRA reporting requirements. To include all ARRA reporting requirements. SF 425. Monitoring with be conducted based on OMB ARRA guidance.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Records:

Any awarding procedures, documentation of expenditures and copies of reports

as well as policies and procedures for the life of the grant.

Account Identification:

69-0106-0-1-407.

Obligations:

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Grants provided under this program generally were not less than $20,000,000 and not greater than $300,000,000, however, some cases the Department waived the minimum grant size for the purpose of funding significant projects in smaller cities, regions, or States. TAFS Codes:

69-0106.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: As of September 30, 2016, the $1.5 billion appropriated under this title has been fully expended on the 51 projects awarded on February 17, 2010. Fiscal Year 2017: There will be no additional expenditures under this title during Budget Year 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: There will be no additional expenditures under this title during Budget Year 2018.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Not Applicable.

Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:

Howard Hill 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Email: TIGERgrants@dot.gov Phone: 202-366-0301 Fax: 202-366-0263 Website Address:

http://www.dot.gov/TIGER

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: The remaining project/s under this title requiring the submission of final reimbursable invoices included the Priority Bus Transit in the National Capital Region and the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Project in Fitchburg, MA. Fiscal Year 2017: No additional projects were funded under this title during FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: No additional projects will be funded under this title during FY 2018.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

TIGER Discretionary Grants were awarded based on the selection criteria as outlined below. There were two categories of selection criteria, Primary Selection Criteria and Secondary election Criteria. The Primary Selection Criteria include (1) Long-Term Outcomes and (2) Jobs Creation & Economic Stimulus. The Secondary Selection Criteria include (1) Innovation and (2) Partnership. The Primary selection Criteria were intended to capture the primary objectives of the TIGER Discretionary Grants provision of the Recovery Act, which include near-term economic recovery and job creation, maximization of long-term economic benefits and impacts on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area, and assistance for those most affected by the current economic downturn. The Secondary Selection Criteria were intended to capture the benefits of new and/or innovative approaches to achieving programmatic objectives.

20.933 NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS TIGER Discretionary Grants

FEDERAL AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary (OST) Administration Secretariate, Department of Transportation

AUTHORIZATION:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114113, December 18, 2015) (FY 2016 Appropriations Act), Public Law 114-113. OBJECTIVES:

The grants for National Infrastructure Investments in the FY 2015

Appropriations Act are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure grants to be awarded to a State, local, or Tribal governments, including U.S. territories, tribal governments, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOS), other political subdivisions of State or local governments, and multi-State or multijurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant on a competitive basis for surface transportation projects (including, but not limited to: (1) Highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code; (2) public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; (3) passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and (4) port infrastructure investments) that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Under the FY 2015 Appropriations Act TIGER Discretionary Grants, $500,000,000 is available through September 30, 2017, for the Department to make grants on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Projects eligible for funding provided under this program include, but are not limited to, highway or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code, including interstate rehabilitation, improvements to the rural collector road system, the reconstruction of overpasses and interchanges, bridge replacements, seismic retrofit projects for bridges, and road realignments; public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, including investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that will expedite the completion of those projects and their entry into revenue service; passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement. The Department may also use an amount not to exceed $100,000,000 for the purpose of paying the subsidy and administrative costs of projects eligible for federal credit assistance under chapter 6 of title 23, United States Code, if the Department finds that such use of the funds would advance the purposes of this program. In distributing funds available under this program, the Department must take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of funds and an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural communities. Grants provided under this program shall generally be not less than $5,000,000 and not greater than $100,000,000, however, projects located in rural areas, the minimum grant size shall be $1,000,000. The FY 2015 Appropriations Act directs that not less than $100 million of the funds provided for TIGER Discretionary Grants be used for projects located in rural areas. Further, DOT will take measures to ensure an equitable geographic distribution of grant funds, an appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and rural areas, and investment in a variety of transportation modes. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 80 percent, however, the Department may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent for projects located in rural areas. The Department will give priority to projects that require a contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing package. The Department has developed selection criteria and requirements for this program. Information about selection criteria and requirements is available in the Departments Notice of Funding Availability that has been published the Federal Register (available at http://www.transportation.gov/tiger/). Grants provided under this program shall generally be not less than $5,000,000 and not greater than $100,000,000, however, projects located in rural areas, the minimum grant size shall be $1,000,000. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 80 percent, however, the Department may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent for projects located in rural areas. 100% of the funding is discretionary. These is credit assistance available under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program..

Applicant Eligibility:

State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other political subdivisions of State or local governments, and multi-State or multi-jurisdictional groups applying through a single lead applicant (for

multi-jurisdictional groups, each member of the group, including the lead applicant, must be an otherwise eligible applicant as defined in this paragraph. Beneficiary Eligibility:

The ultimate benefits of this program may be received by, among others, States or local governments, transit agencies, builders/contractors/developers, major metropolises, and other urban, suburban, or rural areas.

Credentials/Documentation:

Recipients and their first-tier sub-awardees will be required to have a DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and a current registration in the Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) submitted as part of the submitted application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. Preapplication Coordination:

Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures:

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit a complete application package through Grants.gov by the Application Deadline, which is April 29, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Grants.gov Apply function will open on March 28, 2016, allowing applicants to submit applications. You are encouraged to submit applications in advance of the Application Deadline, but applications will not be evaluated, and selections for awards will not be made, until after the Application Deadline. Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. To apply for funding through Grants.gov, you must be properly registered. Complete instructions on how to register and submit applications can be found at www.grants.gov. Please be aware that the registration process usually takes 2-4 weeks and must be completed before an application can be submitted. If interested parties experience difficulties at any point during the registration or application process, please call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726, Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Additional information on applying through Grants.gov is available in Information about Applying for Federal Grants through Grants.gov at www.transportation.gov/TIGER.

To help ensure that applicants submit only those applications that are most likely to align well with the departments selection criteria, each applicant may submit no more than three applications for consideration under the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program. While applications may include requests to fund more than one project, applicants should not bundle together unrelated projects in the same application for purposes of avoiding the three application limit that applies to each applicant. Please note that the three application limit applies only to applications where the applicant is the lead applicant, and there is no limit on applications for which an applicant can be listed as a partnering agency. Also, DOT will not count any application for a multistate project against the three application limit to the extent multiple states are partnering to submit the application.

Award Procedure:

DOT will award TIGER Discretionary Grants to projects that are well-aligned with one or more of the selection criteria and that satisfy the statutory distributional requirements while remaining as consistent as possible with the competitive ratings.

Deadlines:

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals:

Not Applicable.

Renewals:

Not Applicable.

Formula and Matching Requirements:

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 20%. This program has matching requirements. The Federal share of the costs for which an expenditure is made under this program may be up to 80 percent, however, the Department may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent for projects located in rural areas. the Department will give priority to projects for which Federal funding is required to complete an overall financing package and projects can increase their competitiveness by demonstrating significant non-Federal contributions. Additionally, not more than 25 percent of the funds made available under this program will be awarded to projects in a single State.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Funds available under this program are available for obligation through September 30, 2019. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement.

Reports:

Quarterly progress reports, annual budget reports, and performance measurement reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement. No cash reports are required. Quarterly reports are required. SF-425. Grantees will provide information on the performance outcomes of the capital investments they make with TIGER funds. Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records:

Grantees will be required to keep all project accounts and records that fully disclose the amount and disposition by the Grantee of the proceeds of the grant, the total cost of the project in connection with which the grant is given or used, and the amount or nature of that portion of the cost of the project supplied by other sources, and such other financial records pertinent to the project. The accounts and records shall be kept in accordance with an accounting system that will facilitate an effective audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act of 1984, as amended (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Account Identification:

69-0143-0-1-407.

Obligations:

(Salaries) FY 16 $484,400,000; FY 17 est $484,400,000; and FY 18 est $0 Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Grants provided under this program shall generally be not less than $5,000,000 and not greater than $100,000,000, however, projects located in rural areas will have a minimum grant size of $1,000,000 and the Secretary may increase the Federal share of costs above 80 percent. TAFS Codes:

69-69-0143.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fiscal Year 2016: The Secretary awarded approximately $484.4 million to fund 40 transportation projects across the nation. Fiscal Year 2017: The Department has obligated funding for 8 projects since July 29, 2016 and anticipates the remaining 32 projects will be obligated on or before September 30, 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Not Applicable.

Regional or Local Office:

None.

Headquarters Office:

Howard Hill 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, District of Columbia

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