August 31, 2009
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Grant Funding Deadline Nears; Applications Due by Sept. 15 for TIGER Program
The Federal Transit Administration reminds American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) recipients that Sept. 15 is the application deadline for a $1.5 billion multi-modal discretionary program for major capital transportation infrastructure investments. The interim notice on funding availability, which appeared in the May 18, 2009, Federal Register, included criteria for selection under this program—Grants for Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery—or TIGER Discretionary Grants.
In addition, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made available the text of its seven webinars on ARRA topics at the White House web site. OMB held the webinars in July to inform federal agencies and recipients of ARRA funding of their data reporting requirements under the law.
The components of the webinar series, “Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009,” are as follows:
* General Overview, summarizing the reporting requirements and setting the stage for the rest of the series;
* Basic Principles and Requirements of Recovery Act Recipient Reporting, including the calculation and reporting of job creation estimates;
* Recipient Reporting Process Overview, covering technical solutions and required data elements for reporting on ARRA funds;
* Federal Agency Report Review, explaining the technical solutions, data elements, and key aspects of ARRA reporting from the perspective of a federal agency;
* Prime Recipient Reporting, examining the technical solutions, data elements, and key aspects of ARRA reporting from the perspective of a prime recipient;
* Sub-Recipient Reporting, presenting the perspective of a sub-recipient on the required technical solutions, data elements, and key aspects of ARRA reporting; and
* Data Quality Requirements, demonstrating the procedures that ensure all submitted data is accurate.
The information is available online in both mp3 audio and PDF text formats.