Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5323(n), FTA is authorized to consolidate the certifications and assurances required by federal law or regulations for its programs into a single document that an applicant for or recipient of federal assistance under 49 U.S.C. chapter 53 must submit annually or as part of its application for such federal assistance. FTA is also required to publish a list of these certifications and assurances annually. The FY2017 Certifications and Assurances are published in the Federal Register.
Recipients applying for federal assistance under any of FTA’s competitive capital programs (e.g., New Starts, Small Starts, Core Capacity Improvement, Bus & Bus Facilities) or formula programs, are expected to PIN their FY 2017 Certifications and Assurances within 90 days from the date they were published in the Federal Register, which was December 20, 2016. If applying for an alternate program, e.g., Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment assistance, FTA expects organizations to PIN the FY 2017 Certifications and Assurances with the submission of an application for Federal assistance or an amendment soon thereafter.
The Certifications and Assurances will remain available in the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS) throughout FY2017, should recipients need to revise their submission. To PIN the Certifications and Assurances, an, authorized grantee official and attorney must create a new PIN for use in TrAMS. To assist you, FTA has posted quick-reference presentations on setting up a PIN and How to PIN Certifications and Assurances. Additionally you may refer to the TrAMS User Guide. Recipients experiencing technical difficulties can contact the TrAMS HELP desk at 1-877-561-7466.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016