Highway Training and Education

 

National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Program: To develop and administer, in cooperation with those in the highway community, educational, training, and technical assistance for the Federal Highway Administration, State and local highway agency employees, the private sector and members of international organizations. Local Technical Assistance Program: To provide training, technology transfer, and professional development services to local agencies and tribal governments with road management and safety responsibilities. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): To attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Transportation Education Development Program: To develop and implement innovative transportation education and workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): To improve the preparation of K-12 students, particularly women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through curriculum development and other transportation-related activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
20.215
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; TRAINING
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: NHI, LTAP/TTAP expects a similar number of participants to receive training as were trained in 2013. DDETFP expects approximately 200 fellowship awards as in 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: NHI, LTAP/TTAP expects a similar number of participants to receive training as were trained in 2014. DDETFP expects approximately 200 fellowship awards as in 2015. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century , Public Law 112-141, 23 U.S.C 504.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies, private sector transportation company employees are eligible to participate in NHI courses. DDETFP: Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S. university or college in a transportation-related discipline participate. TEDP: Private sector entities may enter into a partnership agreement with TEDP grantees. GAMTTEP: Local educational agencies and State educational agencies, which may enter into a partnership agreement with institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities, and compete to manage the GAMTTEP Clearinghouse.
Beneficiary Eligibility
None.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. LTAP: LTAP Centers established through 5 year agreements with state transportation departments. DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP provided through a Request for Applications process set forth on Grants.gov. Cooperative Agreements for TTAP Centers are directly with FHWA on a five year cycle.
TEDP and GAMTTEP application procedures managed through Office of Acquisitions established processes. The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): Students may apply to compete for eight award categories annually: Eisenhower Graduate, Grants for Research Fellowships; Eisenhower Intern Fellowships; ; Community Colleges ;People with Disabilities; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs); and Tribal Colleges (TCs). Selected applications are forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs, Technology Partnership Programs (TPP), Office of Technical Services for final selection.
Award Procedure
LTAP funds are allocated to state transportation agencies for selection through the state acquisition procedures. Tribal Transportation Assistance Program Center (TTAP) awards are made directly to the TTAP managing institutions through the FHWA acquisitions process. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awards are made annually for the academic year by the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs, Technology Partnership Programs, Office of Technical Services based on recommendations by an application review panel. Awards for the Transportation Education Development Program are made on the basis of competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program are made on the basis of competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions.
Deadlines
Mar 15, 2015 to Apr 15, 2015: May vary slightly for each of DDETFP Fellowship categories of HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs ad CCs. DDETFP grants provided to universities and community colleges to support students during academic year. NHI Training Program: None; TEDP, Garrett Morgan Programs varies depending on Request for Application releases.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
DDETFP: Seven months. NHI course development and delivery selected through competitive process; LTAP through competitive process for those LTAP Centers that are managed by universities (12 Centers are managed by State DOTs); TTAP, TEDP, GAMTTEP through competitive processes.
Appeals
NHI, TEDP, GAMTTEP, TTAP through FHWA acquisitions process for; LTAP through State DOT processes.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
National Highway Institute: Proposals are selected based on quality of technical proposal, past performance and budget plan. LTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for local agencies; TTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for tribal governments. DDETFP: fellowships are awarded on competition on the basis of demonstrated merit, including pursuit of transportation related careers, academic credentials, academic recommendations, and study proposals. TEDP: Selections through competition based on quality of proposals and ability to develop and/or delivery innovative workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. GAMTTEP: Selections through competitions based on quality of proposals relative to innovative transportation education programs for underrepresented groups at K-12 grade levels and to meet programs objectives.
How may assistance be used?
National Highway Institute: Funds provided to support program/course development and delivery. Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP): Funds provided to support an LTAP Center in each state, Puerto Rico, and seven regional Tribal Technical Assistance Centers. Eisenhower Fellowship Program: Funds provided to primarily university graduate students to support studies in transportation related areas. Transportation Education Development Program: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to “institutions of higher education” defined as an institution that provides at least 2 years of curriculum and offers, as a minimum, a certificate upon completion of the course work. GAMTTEP: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to support a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse as a resource for state and local education agency Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) transportation curriculum and education programs. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP: Funds provided by statute to implement programs based on statutory requirements.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
LTAP; State transportation agency reports generally required annually. DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP final projects reports required, based on Cooperative Agreements requirements. Cash reports are not applicable. TEDP, Garrett Morgan, and TTAP: Quarterly reports required per Cooperative Agreements. LTAP: Reports may be required as part of contract agreement between the state transportation agency and the LTAP Center. OTS TPP requires LTAP/TTAP Centers to report annually on a number of Center program activities. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP required according to contract/agreements with awardee or service provider. NHI, LTAP, TEDP, GAMTTEP: Yes, by FHWA Office of Acquisitions and OTS Program Managers. DDETFP by OTS Program Managers.
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. Yes, discretionary through FHWA Office of Acquisitions.
Records
Awardee organizations and FHWA Office of Acquisitions keeps records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable to Federal requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: LTAP -100%; TEDP - 25% in 4th year of 4 year Cooperative Agreement.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs; NHI, LTAP, TEDP based on contract/cooperative agreement requirements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP funds are allotted to Office of Technical Services (OTS) through Advice of Funds. LTAP: OTS Technology Partnership Programs allocates funds in equal amounts to FHWA Divisions that in turn provide to state transportation departments for LTAP Center management through agreements between the state and Center organization. TTAPs through Cooperative Agreements; DDETFP: Through grant agreements with universities; TEDP and GAMTTEP awards are provided for in Cooperative Agreement on a reimbursable basis with funds released to grantees based on invoices submitted and approved through the FHWA Office of Acquisitions.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. LTAP Program supported through oversight of state DOT LTAP Agreements by Federal Highway Administration Division Offices.
Headquarters Office
David Michael Burk 1310 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Phone: (703) 235-0500.
Website Address
http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-8083-0-7-401 - LTAP: Provided to state transportation agency; DDETEP: provided to FHWA:. TEDP and GAMTTEP grantees must provide budget information as part of Cooperative Agreement.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $59,346,990; FY 15 est $58,500,000; and FY 16 est $60,000,000 - FY 2015 -- FY14 funding provided through MAP-21 legislation. FY15 funding provided through MAP-21 Extensions. Remaining unobligated balances from prior years may be available. The obligation totals provided are for all programs identified as highway training and education.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
NHI Training Program: 23 CFR, "Highways." DDETFP: The first guidelines for the DDETFP were issued in August 1992. National guidelines are reissued annually in the program announcement by the University and Grants Programs, Technology Partnership Programs, Office of Technical Services. TEDP, LTAP/TTAP Garrett Morgan Program requirements provided in statute and as part of grant application. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, Garrett Morgan programs described in FHWA literature and websites.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: NHI, LTAP, DDETFP are expected to continue with similar success and contribution. GAMTTEP will support a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse to promote successful programs/practices related to transportation in the STEM disciplines at the K-12 grade levels; TEDP to support five Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers. Fiscal Year 2015: NHI, LTAP, Eisenhower programs are expected to continue with similar success and contribution. Garrett Morgan Program will operate a GAMTTEP Clearinghouse to promote successful programs/practices related to transportation in the STEM disciplines at the K-12 grade levels; TEDP will operate five Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Centers. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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