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National Technical Assistance Center for Senior Transportation: Solicitation for Proposals

Date Posted: 12/21/2011
Date Closed: 2/21/2012
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Details: December 20, 2011. Request for Proposals (RFP): Transportation Research Program – National Technical Assistance Center for Senior Transportation (HTML) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2012-001-TPM-UWR. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the web site by February 21, 2012.


This solicitation seeks proposals from national not-for-profit organizations for a cooperative agreement to maintain and continue to implement the National Technical Assistance Center for Senior Transportation (National Senior Center or Center). The National Senior Center was established by statute under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU) in July 2005. The major goal of the National Senior Center is to gather best practices from senior transportation programs throughout the nation and assist local communities, states and other organizations in successfully meeting the transportation needs of seniors including planning for an integrated transportation program. This cooperative agreement is for a five-year award. The first year of the cooperative agreement is for nine-hundred and ninety-eight thousand dollars ($998,000) from funds appropriated in Fiscal Year 2011. Subsequent funding will be based on annual appropriations and future authorization of the program.

This notice is available on the FTA’s website and on the United We Ride (UWR) webpage at: FTA will announce the final selection on the UWR website and in the Federal Register. A synopsis of this announcement will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants website athttp://www.Grants.Gov. Proposals must be submitted to FTA, electronically, through the “APPLY” function.


Complete proposals must be submitted electronically by February 21, 2012. The proposals must be submitted electronically through the website. Applicants who have not already done so should initiate the process of registering on the site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the deadline for submission.

Get instructions on completing the application or download the application.


Proposals must be submitted electronically to http://www.Grants.Gov.

For Further Information Contact

For general program information, as well as proposal-specific questions, please send an email to or contact Pamela Brown at (202) 493-2503. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).


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