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June 16, 2010

In addition to the second round of TIGER grants, there are two other current grant opportunities that you should know about - The Alternative Analysis Program & TIGGER II.


ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS PROGRAM


The Alternatives Analysis program is for agencies that are undergoing or about to start the alternatives analysis phase of a transit project.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of up to $25.7 million in discretionary Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and 2010 funds under the Alternatives Analysis Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. Discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of this program and in support of the Department of Transportation’s Livability Initiative. Awards under this notice could range from $50,000 to up to $2 million in Section 5339 funding, for up to 80 percent of the study cost. Eligible applicants must be able to begin the alternatives analysis within 12 months of the study being selected for funding if it is not already underway. FTA will announce final selections on the FTA Web site and in the Federal Register.

Application deadline: 7/12/2010
View details from the Federal Register Notice


TIGGER II


TIGGER and TIGER are not the same. TIGGER is for emissions reduction projects. Projects that are innovative and "of national significance" will be rated most favorably (which is a change from TIGGER I).

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of discretionary funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 for the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program funds and FY 2009 and 2010 Clean Fuels Grant program funds, augmented with FY 2010 Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) environmental sustainability efforts. Funding level is $1 million to $25 million.

Application deadline: 8/11/2010 (not the Clean Fuels & Bus Facilities option)
View details from the Federal Register Notice

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