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2011 Discretionary Grant Programs

Truck Parking Facilities Program

Description
The Federal Highway Administration is soliciting applications for the truck parking facilities initiative for which funding is available under section 1305 of Public Law 109-59, 119 Stat. 1214-15, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). SAFETEA-LU directed the Secretary to establish a pilot program to address the shortage of long-term parking for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) on the National Highway System. Section 101 of Title I of Public Law 112-5, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, 125 Stat. 15, extended funding for the Truck Parking Facilities program for fiscal year 2011. SAFETEA-LU section 1305 authorizes a wide range of eligible projects and activities, ranging from construction of commercial motor vehicle spaces and other capital improvements that facilitate CMV parking including the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology to increase information on the availability of both public and private CMV parking spaces. For purposes of this program, long-term parking is defined as parking available for 10 or more consecutive hours.

Eligible Government Entity / SAFETEA-LU and/or Title 23 Citation(s)
States (as defined in section 101(a) of Title 23, United States Code), Metropolitan Planning Organizations, or local governments are eligible to apply for funds under this program. Grants may be funded at an 80 to 100 percent funding level based on the criteria specified in sections 120(b) and 120(c) of Title 23, United States Code.

Applications submitted, reviewed and recommended for funding may be retained by FHWA and funded with future appropriations for this program if future appropriations are made available by Congress.

The Secretary recognizes that each funded project is unique, and therefore may attach conditions to project award documents. The FHWA will send an award letter with a grant agreement that contains all the terms and conditions for the grant. These successful applicants must execute and return the grant agreement, accompanied by any additional items required by the grant agreement.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants*: $7,500,000
*Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: June 3, 2011

FHWA Point of Contact
Tom Kearney
Office of Operations (Freight)
518-431-4125 ext. 218
Tom.Kearney@dot.gov

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