MassDOT's Rail & Transit Division announces training sessions for the FY2014 MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. The Federal Transit Administration and the Commonwealth provide financial assistance through a number of programs to Regional Transit Authorities, Private Non-Profits/For-Profits, Councils on Aging, municipalities that provide transit service and State Agencies to improve, maintain and operate service.
Beginning this year, MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program applicants must submit applications through the new MassDOT web-based grant application system. Grant application training sessions include:
Tuesday, January 29, 10:00AM- 11:30AM, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield
Tuesday, January 29, 2:00PM- 3:30PM, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, 2nd Floor, Worcester
Thursday, January 31, 10:00AM- 11:30AM, Central Transportation Planning Staff, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Second Floor – State Transportation Building, Boston
Training is for organizations wishing to apply for Federal funds under Title 49 USC Sections 5310, 5311 (f), 5316, 5317, and 5339 and State funds under the Mobility Assistance Program. If you wish to apply for a grant for FY14, but are unable to attend a training session, please contact Kyle J. Emge, Manager of FTA Programs at 857-368-9555. One additional web-based training session will be provided for applicants unable to attend one of the three scheduled sessions.
All FY2014 applications and guidance documents will be available January 31st on the Grant website: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/transit/CommunityTransitGrantProgram.aspx
All applications must be received by MassDOT no later than 5 p.m. on March 1, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications before the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
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