Link to RFP: TOD Ladders RFP
2/11/2015. Request for Proposals (RFP): National Public Transportation/Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance Initiative. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity DOT-FTA-TODTA-FY2015. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on April 10, 2015.
Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity and Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new National Public Transportation/TOD Technical Assistance Initiative, which supports the Ladders of Opportunity initiative of the President and the Secretary of Transportation by providing technical assistance for transit-oriented development activities around public transportation stations, including technical assistance to economically distressed communities across the country. FTA has budgeted up to $4,000,000 over a four-year period and seeks proposals that will demonstrate the ability to organize a technical assistance team with practical expertise in a range of disciplines including public transportation, transit-oriented development, land use, urban planning, affordable housing, environmental justice and community-based economic development. This announcement is available on the FTA’s website here.
Important: FTA urges applicants to submit their project proposals at least 72 hours prior to the due date to allow time to receive the validation message and to correct any problems that may have caused a rejection notification. FTA will not accept submissions after the stated submission deadline. GRANTS.GOV scheduled maintenance and outage times are announced on the GRANTS.GOV Web site http://www.GRANTS.GOV. The deadline will not be extended due to scheduled maintenance or outages.
Eligible Proposers: Eligible proposers are national non-profit organizations with technical expertise in public transportation, transit-oriented development, land use, urban planning, public finance, affordable housing, environmental justice and community-based economic development. Eligible proposers must demonstrate that they are the primary applicant in partnership with one or more external strategic partner(s) with a substantial interest and involvement in the project. Eligible proposers must demonstrate the ability to establish and deploy the technical assistance team within the first quarter after execution of the cooperative agreement. Eligible proposers must demonstrate the capacity to travel to specified locations throughout the United States in order to provide on-site technical assistance as specified by FTA. Eligible proposers must have existing facilities, office equipment, computers, technology networks, and telecommunications. FTA will award one (1) cooperative agreement that will be between FTA and the selected proposer, which must have a substantial interest in the project and must not simply act as a pass-through for funds. The selected proposer will be directly responsible for the delivery of all services and products.
Individuals, for-profit entities, public and Federal agencies are not eligible to apply directly for this solicitation. However, individuals, for-profit entities, public and Federal agencies are eligible to participate as third parties under the direction and leadership of eligible proposers.
Dates: Applicants must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on April 10, 2015. 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.
For Further Information Contact: For general program information, as well as proposal-specific questions, contact Kimberly Gayle at Kimberly.Gayle@dot.gov and (202) 366-1429. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).