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Biobased Transportation Research

Program Descriptions

Program Number

20.761

Title

Biobased Transportation Research

 

Federal Agency

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION

 

Authorization

SAFTEA- LU, Public Law 109-59, Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1781, Subtitle B, Title V section 5101 (m).

 

Status

Active

 

Objectives

Carry out biobased research of national importance at the National Biodiesel Board and at research centers identified in section 9011 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8109).

 

Types of Assistance

Project Grants.

 

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grantees will conduct research according to the provisions provided in SAFTEA- LU (Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005 119 Stat. 1781) Subtitle B Title V Section 5101 (m) The Department's role will be to manage the grants, coordinate with the grantees to best address related DOT program needs, and ensure that no unnecessary duplication of effort exists with other DOT projects.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Earmark recipients as designated in SAFTEA- LU , Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005 119 Stat. 1781, Subtitle B Title V Section 5101 (m).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and private nonprofit institutions of higher learning and industry trade groups.

Credentials/Documentation

A formal application outlining how the institution will meet the project scope; detailed delineation of organization, staff, faculty, and budget. Costs are determined in accordance with OMB Circular nos A-21. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

 

Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure

No new grants will be awarded during the program's remaining authorization (through 2009).

Award Procedure

No new grants will be awarded during the program's remaining authorization (through 2009).

Deadlines

Not available at this time.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Fifteen working days from receipt of proposal.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

 

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The Federal share of this grant shall be 50% of the funds received by the grantee.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Four years as designated in: SAFTEA-LU (Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1781) Subtitle B Title V Section 5101 (m).

 

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, and a final technical report at the end of each research project.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-113) Revised June 24, 1997),Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single of a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-113.

Records

Recipient is requried to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of the final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all grant products, financial records, and supporting documents.

 

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1136-0-1-401.

Obligations

FY 07 $12,500,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$12,500,000/year.

 

Program Accomplishments

None.

 

Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-59), enacted in 2005, Section 5201(m).

 

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Research Development and Technology (RDT), Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2438, Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366-4999.

Web Site Address

None.

 

Related Programs

None.

 

Examples of Funded Projects

Not applicable.

 

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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