The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), hereby requests applications from non-profit institutions of higher education to obtain funding to research innovative solutions to pipeline corrosion and other known pipeline integrity challenges. The CAAP initiative is intended to spur innovation by enabling an academic research focus on high-risk and high pay-off solutions for the many pipeline safety challenges. The authority for PHMSAâ€™s Pipeline Safety Research and Development Program comes from the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (P. L. 107-355, December 17, 2002). Further, the authority to enter into cooperative agreements under the CAAP initiative is codified at 49 U.S.C. Â§60117(k), Authority for Cooperative Agreements. All questions regarding this FOA must be emailed to Saurabh Vasudeva (email@example.com) with a copy to Mr. Warren Osterberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants may not contact any other PHMSA personnel during the solicitation phase. All questions must be received on or before Tuesday, April 17, 2015 to be considered. Answers to all questions will be posted in Grants.gov as an amendment to the initial announcement. Complete applications must be received electronically through Grants.gov and MIS by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Thursday, May 18, 2015. Applicants will receive an automated receipt from Grants.gov of the date and time of application submission. If the timeliness of a submission comes into question, the date and time recorded in Grants.gov will take precedence over that of MIS. REFER TO THE ATTACHMENT "FOA#DTPH5615SN0003 CAAP 2015 Package" UNDER THE "FULL ANNOUNCEMENT" TAB FOR DETAILS.