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Yes. ECHO will recognize and give you the option to drawdown on a TEAM or a TrAMS grant. (Added 5/20/15)

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Yes. TrAMS will automatically transmit information on awarded grants to www.usaspending.gov.

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Yes. Closed grants will also be migrated and can be re-opened in TrAMS if necessary.

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No. All TEAM grant awards that are migrated over to TrAMS will retain the original grant identification number. You can search, run reports, and draw down funds using the TEAM identification number. (Added 5/20/2015)

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Yes. All active organizational information, and all active grants and cooperative agreements will be migrated from TEAM to TrAMS along with attachments related to organizations and their grants.

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Yes. Similar to TEAM, other agencies may view your information only if your agency agreed to grant that agency access to your organization’s content.

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Projects to fund the incremental costs of a project may receive a higher rating for the local financial commitment to the project, but will still be evaluated based on the remainder of the evaluation criteria provided in the NOFO.

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Projects to fund the incremental costs of a project may receive a higher rating for the local financial commitment to the project, but will still be evaluated based on the remainder of the evaluation criteria provided in the NOFO.

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No. A state may be reimbursed for eligible activities from March 10, 2014, if it is certified. If the state is not yet certified, it may be reimbursed for eligible activities carried out from the date that their Certification Work Plan (CWP) is approved.

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Yes. However, TEAM is only expected to remain available for a defined period of time; the duration has yet to be determined. TEAM will remain open for those with active TEAM accounts and the information will be read-only and individuals will not be able to apply for grants report on grants, or perform any other functions in TEAM.

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Yes. TrAMS will recognize the FPC codes that are associated TEAM awards migrated over to TrAMS. Additionally FPC codes will continue to exist for new TrAMS created awards. You will still be able to make FPC fund transfers to TEAM grants migrated to TrAMS. (Updated 5/20/2015)

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Information about FTA grantees will be automatically imported from the System for Award Management (SAM) the website that contains information on all recipients of Federal financial assistance. If information about your organization is incorrect in SAM you will need to correct it in SAM. Visit the SAM website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1.

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Yes. Similar to TEAM there will be a User Guide with visual and step by step narrative. FTA will also develop a dictionary of data elements in TrAMS, and other guidance on how to develop your applications as well as reports on awarded grants.

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No. The reporting requirements frequency remains the same as established by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and through FTA guidance/policy. However in some instance, an application for funds that have different reporting requirements may require you to report more frequently unless otherwise established.

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Yes. You can see it when you populate the view print of your awards.

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Yes. In a few instances, TrAMS will include “hard stops” to ensure that an application has met all requirements before FTA can process the application. In other instances, TrAMS will provide “soft stops” or warning messages to indicate you may be missing information. FTA will issue guidance to list out where each might occur.

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No. If your organization interested in applying for any one of FTA’s discretionary grants opportunities published in one of FTA’s Notices of Funding Availability, you will need to continue to submit your application via www.grants.gov.

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Yes. Documents will still be required and can be uploaded at the either the application or agency profile.

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