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National Summer Transportation Institute Program

Careers in Transportation

Globe - A World of Opportunity

Annual Web Conference
September 22, 2010

[PDF Version, 1.03MB]

Presented By:
Ann D. Wicks, NSTI Program Manager

NSTI Program is the 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


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

People at Work Planning and Construction

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.

Program Funding

On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services (OJT/SS) Program
OJT/SS Program Legislative Authority
OJT/SS Program Regulatory Authority

Statistical Data

Fiscal Years 2008 -2010
Funding Information

Table description below


  FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
Allocated $2,602,999.98 $2,853,869.48 $2,128,390.00
Requested $3,715,750.40 $2,930,916.17 $2,696,901.00

Table description below

  FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
Number of SOWs Received 65 60 56
Number of Approved SOWs 54 59 53
New Host Sites 4 9 7

Organizational Structure

NSTI Program

Host Site
Residential or Nonresidential Program
Middle School Program (grades 7-9)
High School Program (9-12 grades)
Minimum of 15 Participants
2-4 Week Program

Program Administration


Headquarters' Civil Rights

Program Management
Budget and Finance
Data and Reports

FHWA Division Office

Program Management
Budget and Finance

State Transportation Agency (STA)

Program Management
Budget and Finance

Host Site

Under the Leadership of a Project Director

Develop, implement, and direct all phases of the STI:

Risk Assessment

Funding Process

Allocation of Funds

HCR approves budget
HCR 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 State Transportation Agency (STA), Arrow from STA to FHWA Division Office (DO)

STI Host Site submits invoices to its STA for review and reimbursement
STA submits paid invoices to FHWA DO for review and reimbursement FHWA DO reimburse
STA by releasing FMIS funds (allocated by FHWA HCR) to the STA


Redistribution of Funds

Unexpended funds must be returned to HCR for redistribution.


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

Who Can Participate in the NSTI
Program? Whom do I contact?

Any institution of higher education may apply to serve as a host site for this program. Interested parties should contact their STA and/or FHWA Federal-Aid Division Office. Specific contact information for the STAs, Division Offices, as well as previous STI host sites, can be found on FHWA’s HCR Web site (www.fhwa.dot.gov/civilrights) under the NSTI Program.

Contact Information

Ann D. Wicks
NSTI Program Manager
E-Mail: ann.wicks@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-2213
Fax: 202-366-1599

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