FTA Region 3 will make every effort to process grant applications before the end of the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019, however, we are seeking assistance in this process.
The Department of Labor (DOL) certification can take up to 60 days. If a grant application is not submitted and a Federal Award Identification Number (FAIN) is assigned in TrAMS by July 19, 2019, there is no guarantee the application will be obligated and awarded this FFY. The application process will continue once TrAMS re-opens for FFY 2020.
In order to avoid this from occurring, if you have not provided a pending grant application, that requires DOL certification, to your FTA Community Planner or Transportation Program Specialist, we ask that you do so no later than Friday, June 28, 2019. Please send a copy of your request to FTARegion3Grants@dot.gov.
Please ensure all requisite and applicable requirements are met including:
- Eligible projects have been assigned proper scopes, extended budget descriptions are complete and funding information is properly shown.
- Certifications and Assurances are pinned, along with any other required attachments, (i.e. split letters, funding documents. etc).
- NEPA addressed and approved TIP / STIP information identified.
- Civil Rights programs are up to date and verified.
June through September of each year has historically been the peak of FTA’s grant making season and this year is no exception. We are experiencing a high volume of grant applications. The sooner a grant application is submitted, the chances increase of the grant being processed and awarded this fiscal year. TrAMS will have limited functionality after September 20, 2019 through the end of October. We ask that you plan accordingly for this time.
Should you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your FTA Grant Representative. Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation and partnership.