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National Summer Transportation Institute Program

4th Annual Web Conference
September 9, 2009

Presented By:
Ann D. Wicks, NSTI Program Manager

National Summer Transportation Institute Program

First Transportation Career Education Program for Secondary School Youth to be Authorized by Congress Under Section 1208 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century


In this presentation, We Will Cover

Program Administration

Program Implementation

Funding Process


Vision

A diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry in the 21st century.

People at Work Planning and Construction


Careers in Transportation A Universe of Opportunity…

Right side: image of earth; left side: North -  Land, South - Safety, West - Water, East - Air; Center Top to Bottom: Rail Inspection, Engineer – Civil, Mechanical, Electronics; Motor Carrier Safety Specialist;  Commercial Motor Carrier Trucking Operations; Transportation Specialist; Air Traffic Controller; Information Technology Specialist; Aviation Safety Inspector; Highway Safety Specialist; Computer Science Highway Design


Program Objectives

Provide awareness to middle and high school students on transportation careers.

Encourage middle and high school students to consider transportation-related courses of study in their higher education pursuits.


Statistical Data

Fiscal Years 2008-2009 Funding Information

 

Students in Classroom Setting

 

Requested Allocated
FY 2009 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2008
$2,853,869.48 $2,930,916.17 $2,128,390.00 $2,696,901.00

FY 2009 Host Sites

States Participated: 34

Host Sites: 59

New Host Sites: 8


Program Administration

Responsibilities


Headquarters' Civil Rights (HCR):

Program Management

Budget and Finance

Data and Reports


FHWA Division Office (DO):

Program Management

Budget and Finance


State Transportation Agency:

Program Management

Budget and Finance


STI Host Site Responsibilities:

Under the Leadership of a Project Director

Develop, implement, and direct all phases of the STI, which includes, but is not limited to:


Organizational Structure

NSTI Program:

Host Site Personnel:


Program Implementation

Statement of Work (SOW)
Components

Components

Program Information

Program Overview

Program Administration


SOW Approval Process


Budget

Funding request should not exceed $65,000

Budget Summary

FHWA has capped the Federal cost for each of the following budget items:

Identify whether funds are requested or in-kind


Budget Categories


Annual Report Components

Due to HCR no later than October 15

Should not exceed 15 pages

Follow established guidelines

Submitted via E-mail

Components

Program Administration

Program Curriculum

Preliminary Financial Report

Recommendations

Appendix


Funding Process

Allocation of Funds

HCR approves budget/allocates funds to the Division Office for obligation to its STA

STA provide funding to host site by entering into a cooperative agreement

Each host site follows its respective STA procurement rules and regulations


Funding Reimbursement Process

Arrow from STI Host Site to STA, Arrow from STA to FHWA DO
 


Administrative Process Timeline

Sept 1 Request for Proposals
Sept (1st week) Web Conference Held
Oct 15 Annual Reports Due to HCR
Nov 1 SOWs Due to HCR
Nov – Jan 15 SOW Review/Rating Completed
Feb Funding Allocations Approved
Mar 15 Allocation Memos Sent to the Division Offices
Jun - Aug Implementation of STI Program

Red Flags Items & Key Points
To Remember…

Statement of Work

Due to HCR no later than November 1

Should not exceed 10 pages

Follow established guidelines – Use template created – No exceptions

Letters of recommendation from the DO and STA

Prioritized, if more than one SOWs

SOWs received after deadline will be considered late & will not be evaluated – No exceptions

Disallowed budget line items – No reconsideration


Annual Report

Due to HCR no later than October 15

Should not exceed 15 pages

Follow established guidelines

  • Due to limited space for filing, all documents should submitted electronically – No hard copies.
  • If you are unable to submit your report via e-mail due to the size (contains photos or tables, etc,) you may mail a CD copy of your report.

NSTI Program


Budget

Proposal funding request not to exceed $65,000

Recruitment – New addition

Capped Items

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