The purpose of this message is to request applications for FY 2009 grant funding from the Delta Region Transportation Development (DRTDP) Program for projects identified by Congress. Section 1308 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized the DRTDP Program through FY 2009.
The first attachment lists the projects identified by Congress under the DRTDP Program in FY 2009. These projects were referenced in the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 and specifically listed in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the Act. The DRTDP Program funding may also be reduced by the FY 2009 obligation limitation and/or any additional rescissions identified by Congress. Per Section 1308 of SAFETEA-LU, FY 2009 DRTDP Program projects are subject to eligibility requirements, and a matching requirement with a federal share of 80 percent or subject to the sliding scale [23 USC 120(b)]. The amounts identified in the first attachment represent the applicable Federal share.
Please work with the State to submit a DRTDP Program grant application by May 8, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us in preparing Congressional notification reports for the Office of the Secretary, please use the DRTDP Program grant application [see the second attachment] to provide:
1. Information sufficient for us to identify the project and expected results,
2. Information about the work to be performed sufficient for us to compare it to the appropriations language