June 1, 2011. Request for Applications (RFA): Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilots [word] [pdf]. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity DOT-FTA-2011-016-TBP. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, August 25.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals for transit climate change adaptation assessment pilots. The pilots will fund transit agencies or partnerships with transit agencies to assess the vulnerability of transit agency assets and services to climate change hazards such as heat waves and flooding. The pilots will also assess initial adaptation strategies and link these strategies to transit agency organizational structures and activities. One of the pilots will focus on demonstrating the integration of adaptation assessment within an asset management system. Each pilot will submit to FTA a final report on the activities conducted, main findings, and applicability to other transit agencies. FTA contemplates making approximately four cooperative agreement awards, ranging from $50,000 to $175,000 each. Total funding available is $525,000. Eligible recipients are either 1) a public transportation provider or, 2) a university, non-profit, private, or public entity working in partnership with a public transportation provider.
An applicant must submit a proposal electronically tohttp://www.Grants.gov by 12pm Eastern Time on Thursday, August 25 for consideration. All potential applicants are advised to begin the Grants.gov registration process immediately, if they have not previously submitted Federal assistance applications through Grants.gov, in order to be able to meet the deadline.
For Further Information Contact
Tina Hodges, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20590; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 366-4287.