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FTA Grant Process & Technical Assistance. Federal Transit Administration. November 2007. Federal Transit Administration . Regional Offices Primary Responsibilities: To provide technical assistance To provide financial resources (grants) To provide oversight.

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FTA Grant Process &Technical Assistance

Federal Transit Administration

November 2007


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Federal Transit Administration

Regional Offices

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To provide technical assistance

  • To provide financial resources (grants)

  • To provide oversight


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Federal Transit Administration

Getting Started

Regional representative should

be contacted soon after

notification of selection

Legal Compliance: One-time submissions to FTA before funding recipients can begin grant development in TEAM

  • DUNS Number

  • Authorizing Resolution

  • Opinion of Counsel


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Federal Transit Administration

Getting Started

TEAM-Web Registration

  • Designated Official

  • Certifying Attorney

  • All others who will work in TEAM

    Submittal of Recipient Information in TEAM


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Federal Transit Administration

First Steps

Master Agreement

Certifications and Assurances

- Applicable certs & assurances and the master agreement will need to be submitted within 90 days from the date of publication of the notice or with the recipient’s first grant application in a new fiscal year, whichever comes first


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Federal Transit Administration

First Steps

National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)

- NEPA compliance necessary

Developing Budget for TEAM grant


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Federal Transit Administration

Grants are the mechanism by which FTA administers funding to

grantee agencies


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What is TEAM-Web?http://ftateamweb.fta.dot.gov

TEAM-Web: Transportation Electronic Award and Management Web

  • Recipients may apply for FTA funds, obtain information about the status of their funding requests, and manage their projects.


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Grant Development Process

Create a Project

Project Milestones

Project Environmental

Findings

Project Information

Project Budget

Project Fleet Status

Application Reviewer

Notify FTA

FTA Reviews Application and Offers Comments

Modify Application

FTA Assigns a Project Number

Submit Project

FTA Awards Funds for Project

Execute


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Federal Transit Administration

Grantee Responsibilities

Grantees are responsible for administration and management of the grant in compliance with the grant agreement and applicable FTA Circulars and Regulations

This includes (among other things):

- providing administrative and management support

of project operations

- ensuring compliance with FTA requirements

- maintaining project schedules

- equipment and facility maintenance


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Federal Transit Administration

Grantee Responsibilities

Grant & Financial Management

Grant Management

- Implementation of Grants & Projects

- Reporting Requirements: TEAM-Web &

Milestone Progress Report

- Budget Revisions or Amendments in TEAM

- Grant Close-outs


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Federal Transit Administration

Grantee Responsibilities

Grant & Financial Management

Financial Management

ECHO (Electronic Clearing House Operation) is a computer based application that processes drawdown request and makes payments to FTA grantees




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Federal Transit Administration

Grantee Responsibilities

Grant & Financial Management

Financial Status Reports (FSRs)

FSRs are done in TEAM quarterly or annually depending on the grant program and the FTA Region


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Federal Transit Administration

Technical Assistance

  • FTA staff available for assistance

  • Web resources (FTA, CTAA, TEAM, FHWA)

  • Workshops & Conferences

  • Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) – National & State



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