|American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Guide|
|Transit Capital Assistance (nonurbanized)|
|Federal Program Information|
|Federal Program Description||
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides new funding for, among many other categories, public transportation capital projects. The Non-Urban Transit program applies to non-urbanized areas through the Section 5311 program. The funds may be used for any capital purpose eligible under 49 USC 5302(a)(1) for projects in rural and small urban areas (under 50,000 population), including such activities as vehicle replacements, facilities renovation or construction, preventive maintenance, and mobility management. $6.9 billion has been appropriated to the Transit Capital Assistance program and will be allocated through competitive discretionary processes.
|Assistance Type||Project Grants|
|ARRA Citation||Title XII - Federal Transit Administration - Transit Capital Assistance - page 95-96|
|Federal Agency||Department of Transportation|
|NYS Program Title||Non-urban Transit|
|NYS Agency||New York State Department of Transportation|
|National Total||$6,900 million|
|NYS Share||$28,875 million|
|Flow of Funds||
For non-urbanized area funds, the State is the only eligible applicant with the exception of the non-urbanized area funds that will be allocated to tribal recipients at a later date.
NYSDOT may use up to 15 percent of funding for program administration, and must use at least 15 percent of the apportionment to support intercity bus service unless the Governor has certified that the intercity bus needs of the State are adequately met, after consultation with intercity bus providers (section 5311(f)). NYSDOT must include all projects in the approved State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) before the grant is awarded.
A series of pre-application and application requirements include elements such as the inclusion of project activities to be funded within the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), assessment of environmental impact, annual submission of Certifications & Assurances, adherence to Federal Civil Rights laws and others as outlined in the Federal Register.
If granted awards, NYSDOT will be required to report on grant activities involving ARRA funds on a routine basis. This will be accomplished through the milestone status report and financial status report on a quarterly basis.
|Deadline||March 5, 2010|
|Awards and Outcomes|