Fiscal Year 2013 Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

 

To provide supplemental assistance to the National Passenger Railroad Corporation for disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.323
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In accordance with individual Grant Opportunities, accomplishments are either repairs of damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy or resiliency projects. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law No. 113-2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
As directed by authorizing and appropriating statute, assistance is available only to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
As directed by authorizing and appropriating statute, assistance is available only to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
Credentials/Documentation
See Application Procedures. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The applicant must submit the following information: Application for Federal Assistance SF-424; US Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration Assurances and Certification forms http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/admin/assurancesandcertifications.pdf; Certification Regarding Debarment, suspension, and other Responsibility Matters - Primary Covered Transactions; Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tier Covered Transactions; Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Certification Regarding Lobbying; Assurances - Non-Construction Programs, SF 424B or Assurances – Construction, SF424D (whichever is specified in the announcement); Certificate of Indirect Costs; Detailed project descriptions, statement of work, and budgets.
Award Procedure
Review the application package to ensure that all required documents have been submitted and are complete and signed by the appropriate person. Review the statement of work (SOW) and budget to ensure the appropriation language requirements are met. Review SOW for technical issues and budget for appropriate costs, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and related laws and orders. After the application package is acceptable to both parties, a grant agreement is drafted, reviewed, and signed upon agreement by both parties.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Timing of Approval/Disapproval typically ranges from between 2-6 weeks.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals for projects must support the stated strategic goals of the applicant organization, align with the priorities identified in authorization or appropriation statutes, and of the Secretary of Transportation, and be accompanied by detailed scope, schedule and budget documentation. Quantitative or qualitative justification of project prioritization must be provided.
How may assistance be used?
As specified in individual Grant Opportunity announcements, assistance may be used to fund repair expenses or resiliency projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The grantee shall submit the following reports: Monthly progress reports giving an account of significant progress (findings, events, trends, etc.) made during the reporting period, and a description of any technical and/or cost problems encountered or anticipated that will affect completion of the grant. Monthly financial status reports using SF 425, Federal Financial Report. Monthly Federal Cash Transactions reports using SF 425, Federal Cash Transaction Report. Through the grant agreement, the grantee may be required to submit various other reports. Final report giving details of the results and benefits of the Grantee's activities. Monthly Federal Financial Status Report SF-425, Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF-270. The grantee is required to submit the following reports: Monthly progress reports giving an account of significant progress (findings, events, trends, etc.) made during the reporting period, and a description of any technical and/or cost problems encountered or anticipated that will affect completion of the grant. Monthly Federal Financial Status Report; Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF-270. Monthly detailed reports regarding performance against project budgets and schedules. Final report giving details of the results and benefits of the Grantee's activities.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 C.F.R. Part 200, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 C.F.R. Part 200.
Records
During the course of its activities under a grant agreement and for three years thereafter, the applicant must agree to retain intact and to provide any data, documents, reports, records, contracts, and supporting materials relating to its performance under the agreement as FRA may require. Reporting and record-keeping requirements are set forth in 2 C.F.R. Part 200 for private non-profit and for-profit Grantees. Closeout does not alter these requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance is dependent on the specific appropriating and/or authorizing law governing the grant opportunity. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 493-6454
Website Address
http://www.fra.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-0704-0-1-401.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $151,240; FY 15 est $81,700,760; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$30,248,000 - $185,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: In accordance with individual Grant Opportunities, projects are for repairs of damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy or resiliency. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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