Federal Transit Administration Program Funds Now Available
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, is announcing a call for projects in the Miami Urbanized Area for Job Access & Reverse Commute and New Freedom program funds for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. These Federal Transit Administration program funds are available for projects that improve transportation for individuals with low incomes, recipients of welfare and / or persons with disabilities.
The amount of funds available for fiscal year 2008 includes $3,195,924 for JARC projects and $1,812,295 for New Freedom projects. The amount of funds available for fiscal year 2009 includes $3,751,178 for JARC projects and $2,088,998 for New Freedom projects. Funds can be used for capital, operating and administrative expenses. Eligible applicants include private, non-profit organizations; state or local governmental authorities and operators of public transportation services, including private, for-profit operators of public transportation services. The solicitation will be limited to projects that have been derived from an adopted Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan.
The funds can be used to support up to 80 percent (an 80 / 20 match) for capital projects and not more than 50 percent (a 50 / 50 match) of project costs for operating assistance.
The application form, as well as details concerning specific eligibility requirements, local- share requirements and allowable activities, can be found in the Miami Urbanized Area JARC & New Freedom Application Package, available online the week of December 7, 2009 at www.sfrta.fl.gov/grants.html.
The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12 p.m. Applications must be received by this time to be eligible for consideration. Applications found to be incomplete or received after 12 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2010 will not be considered for funding. Completed applications must be submitted to the SFRTA at 800 NW 33rd Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33064.
For additional information, or to request the application in another format, please contact Natalie Yesbeck at or at .
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