|SENT BY ELECTRONIC MAIL|
|Subject:||INFORMATION: Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program Request for Grant Applications (Electronic Reply Due: March 5, 2010)|
|From:||Gloria M. Shepherd Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty|
|Date:||February 17, 2010|
|Reply to Attn. of:||HEP-2|
Section 1221 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and Section 1117 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users provided funding for the Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) Program. Many of the projects from fiscal years 2007 and earlier have since been completed, and a small amount of surplus TCSP funding is now available. We have identified approximately $3.5 million available for new TCSP projects and are now soliciting applications. These funds must be obligated this fiscal year or they will lapse. Because of the small amount of funding available, States are strongly encouraged to prioritize grant application submissions.
The candidate projects must meet the eligibility criteria for the TCSP Program, and will be evaluated on the selection criteria established for the TCSP as listed in Attachment 1.
Please ensure that the attached TCSP grant applications submitted by your State transportation department are for individual projects that are ready to advance, and for which the funds definitely can be obligated in FY 2010. Do not submit grant applications for any project(s) for which the funds cannot be obligated in FY 2010.
The applications must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format (see Attachment 2). Project applications must be received in Headquarters no later than March 5, 2010. When submitting the State's project applications, the division office shall transmit them via email to Gary Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vishal Gaglani at email@example.com. Your email transmittal should include:
Information on the TCSP Program is included as Attachment 1 to this memorandum. This contains background information on the program including eligibility and selection criteria, as well as the submission requirements.