Details: February 6, 2015. Request for Proposals: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) (Text) (PDF) Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2015-004-TPM-NADTC. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’s Section 5314 Technical Assistance and Standards Development Program from national non-profit organizations for a cooperative agreement to fund a National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). FTA is releasing this notice of funding availability to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, seniors and caregivers with a focus on effectively leveraging MAP-21 Section 5310 (5310) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula Grants and other transit investments. The NADTC builds upon twenty-five years of investment in accessible transportation training and technical assistance that improves mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the country by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding community transportation mobility options.
FTA requires that in response to the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center RFP all project proposals be submitted electronically through http://www.GRANTS.GOV by 11:59 p.m. EDT March 31, 2015. Mail and fax submissions will not be accepted. A complete proposal submission will consist of at least two files: (1) the SF 424 Mandatory form (downloaded from GRANTS.GOV) and (2) a narrative application document in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or compatible file format, containing all of the required content identified in the request for proposals. A proposal submission may contain additional supporting documentation as attachments.
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 sitehttp://www.GRANTS.GOV. The deadline will not be extended due to scheduled maintenance or outages.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible proposers and recipients are national non-profit organizations with transportation and/or mobility management experience that have the capacity to provide public transportation-related technical assistance and the ability to deliver a national technical assistance and training program. Nonprofits must have prior experience and technology in effectively managing FTA funds in full compliance with applicable Federal circulars and statutes.
Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 31, 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, please contact Rik Opstelten at (202)-366-8094 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).