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Resources for Module 2: Legal, Financial Management & Capacity and Technical Capacity 

Award Management Requirements Circular (5010.1E)
This FTA Circular is intended to assist recipients in administering FTA-funded projects and in meeting award responsibilities and reporting requirements. A checklist of elements that should be included in the Milestone Progress Reports (MPRs) can be found in Chapter III, Section 3 – Reporting Requirements.

Checklist for State Management Plans and Program Management Plans
This checklist can assist recipients that need to develop a Program Management Plan when passing Section 5310 and/or 5339 funds to subrecipients. No Program Management Plan is required for recipients that pass Section 5307 funds to subrecipients.

Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
If lobbying services for transit purposes are procured with non-federal funds, the recipient is required to submit this disclosure form, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Standard Form LLL.

Federal Audit Clearinghouse 
The Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) is an office within the United States federal government. In compliance with the OMB, the FAC is in charge of receiving, processing, and distributing to federal agencies the single audit reporting packages of thousands of recipients of federal assistance.

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Reporting System and Instructions
The intent of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) legislation requires information on federal awards such as federal financial assistance and expenditures be made available to the public through a single, searchable website, which is The FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) is the reporting tool federal prime awardees (i.e., prime contractors and prime grants recipients) use to capture and report subaward and executive compensation data regarding their first-tier subawards to meet the FFATA reporting requirements. Prime contract awardees will report against sub-contracts awarded and prime grant awardees will report against sub-grants awarded. The sub-award information is entered in FSRS.

Frequently Asked Questions from FTA Grantees Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 
These are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from FTA grantees regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These FAQs provide clarity regarding how COVID-19 preparations impact certain FTA requirements.

FTA Construction Management Handbook 2016
The FTA sponsored and developed the Construction Project Management Handbook to provide guidelines to public transit agencies undertaking substantial construction projects either for the first time or with little experience in construction management. This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of construction project management, including the applicability of the principles of project management and of all phases of project development in sequence and in separate chapters — from project initiation through planning, environmental clearance, real estate acquisition, design, construction, commissioning, and closeout.

Milestone Progress Reports from FTA Circular 5010.1E, Chapter. III, Section 3[PR(1]
This document contains the checklist of items that should be addressed in MPRs, when applicable, and comes directly from FTA C. 5010.1E, Chapter III, Section 3.

Period of Availability of Funds Table[PR(1]
This table is a quick reference guide to the period of availability of funds for each type of grant award that FTA administers.

Project and Construction Management Guidelines
The Project and Construction Management Guidelines document has been developed under FTA sponsorship to assist those involved in advancing transit capital projects to achieve implementation success in terms of the project scope, function, schedule, cost, and quality.

Quality Management System Guidelines
These Quality Management System Guidelines are for FTA recipients undertaking design, construction, or equipment acquisition programs. They may also be used as a guideline for grantees in establishing a Quality Management System related to their Operations and Maintenance programs.

Recipient Resources 
FTA Region IV has provided several resources on its own webpage at this link that can assist recipients in the development of award applications and management of awards.

The Transit Award Management System
This is FTA’s webpage dedicated to explaining the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS), FTA’s platform to award and manage federal grants. Multiple resources in the form of webinars, presentation slides, and handouts are available on this webpage, including information for award application development, completing Federal Financial Reports and MPRs, submitting award budget revisions and amendments, and general TrAMS user basics.