American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Guide
Transit Capital Assistance (nonurbanized)
Progress Indicator
Checked Checked Checked Not Checked
Guidance Available Application Processes Open Application Processes Closed Award Processes Completed
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.
CFDA Number 20.509
Assistance Type Project Grants
ARRA Citation Title XII - Federal Transit Administration - Transit Capital Assistance - page 95-96
ARRA Reporting 1201(c) – Periodic Grantee Reports: Grantee reports aggregate data for each ARRA grant received as of the end of the quarter:  expenditures; numbers of procurements at various stages of implementation (out to bid, under contract, underway, completed) and ARRA dollars associated with those procurements; direct jobs created or maintained by the all projects and activities funded by the grant; State funding planned and received for projects eligible under the FTA program the grant was awarded under.
1512(c) Reports – Quarterly Grantee Reports: Requires grantee to report detailed information for each ARRA grant about direct recipient and subrecipients; information about projects funded by the grant, including reports of direct jobs created and maintained; and basic information about vendors receiving more than $25 thousand threshold from direct recipient or subrecipient.
Federal Agency Department of Transportation
NYS Information
NYS Program Title Non-urban Transit
NYS Agency New York State Department of Transportation
Contact Daniel D'Angelo
Phone (518) 485-9288
Program Funding
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