June 24, 2011. Solicitation of project proposals for Clean Fuels/Bus and Bus Facilities Program (TEXT) (PDF). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2011-019-CLNF. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov web site by midnight Eastern Time on August 23, 2011.
The Clean Fuels Grant program was first established as the Clean Fuels Formula Grant program in Section 3008 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, Public Law 105-178, June 9, 1998 (now codified at 49 U.S.C. Sec. 5308). The program was developed to assist non-attainment or maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide (CO). Additionally, the program supported emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. FY 2011 unallocated funding provides $51.5 million dollars in discretionary Clean Fuels Grant program resources. Additionally, FTA is expanding the eligible applicant pool and may fund projects that meet the Clean Fuels Grant program objectives in attainment areas using a portion of discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities program resources that are available.
The Clean Fuels/Bus and Bus Facilities program has a two-fold purpose. First, the Clean Fuels Grant program was developed to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and CO. The second program purpose is to support emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. Please read FR Notice for a detailed description.
Eligible applicants under the FY 2011 Clean Fuels Grant program are: a. Designated recipients in maintenance or non-attainment areas for ozone or CO, which are entities designated to receive Federal urbanized formula funds under 49 U.S.C. 5307. b. FTA will also accept applications from direct recipients, tribes, and State Departments of Transportation in attainment areas. Please see details in FR Pages 37175 - 37184 [FR DOC # 2011-15913 PDF]
Complete proposals must be submitted by August 23, 2011 through the Grants.gov APPLY function. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the Grants.gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.
Instructions for applying can be found on FTA's Web site and in the"FIND" module of Grants.gov.
For Further Information Contact
For program information on the Clean Fuels/Bus and Bus Facilities Program contact Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-4818, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).