[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 12, 2019)]
[Pages 3537-3541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01951]

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Federal Transit Administration

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO); Solicitation of Project 
Proposals for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the 
opportunity to apply for $30 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Section 
5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds (Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance #20.507) authorized for competitively selected passenger 
ferry projects. As required by Federal public transportation law and 
subject to appropriations, funds will be awarded competitively to 
designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 
funds to assist in the financing of capital projects to support 
existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and to 
repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and 
equipment. FTA may award additional funding made available to the 
program prior to the announcement of project selections.

DATES: Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the 
GRANTS.GOV ``APPLY'' function by 11:59 p.m. EST April 15, 2019. 
Prospective applicants should initiate the process by promptly 
registering on the GRANTS.GOV website to ensure completion of the 
application process before the submission deadline. Instructions for 
applying can be found on FTA's website at http://transit.dot.gov/howtoapply and in the ``FIND'' module of GRANTS.GOV. The funding 
opportunity ID is FTA-2019-002-TPM-PF. Mail and fax submissions will 
not be accepted.

Program Management, (202) 366-4818, or [email protected].


Table of Contents

A. Program Description
B. Federal Award Information
C. Eligibility Information
D. Application and Submission Information
E. Application Review
F. Review and Selection Process
G. Federal Award Administration
H. Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s)
I. Technical Assistance and Other Program Information

A. Program Description

    Section 5307(h) of Title 49, United States Code, as amended by the 
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST Act) (Pub. L. 114-94, 
Dec. 4, 2015), authorizes FTA to award funds through a competitive 
process, as described in this notice, for capital projects to improve 
the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support 
the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and to repair and 
modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. 
FTA recognizes that passenger ferries provide critical and cost-
effective transportation links in urban areas throughout the United 
States, but face a critical backlog of state of good repair and safety 

B. Federal Award Information

    Federal public transportation law and subject to appropriations 
authorizes $30 million in FY 2019 for passenger ferry grants under 49 
U.S.C. 5307(h) (Ferry program). FTA may supplement the total available 
with future appropriations. FTA will grant pre-award authority to incur 
costs for selected projects beginning on the date that project 
selections are announced. Funds are only available for projects that 
have not already incurred costs and will be available for obligation 
until September 30, 2024. In FY 2017, the program received 22 eligible 
project proposals totaling approximately $65.4 million from 12 states. 
Under this competition, FTA awarded funds to twenty projects for a 
total of $58.2 million, using a combination of FY 2017 and FY 2018 

C. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

    Eligible applicants under this program include: Designated 
recipients and direct recipients (as defined in FTA Circular 9030), as 
well as public entities engaged in providing public transportation 
passenger ferry service in urban areas that are eligible to be direct 
recipients. If the recipient is eligible to receive 5307 funds, but 
does not currently have an active grant with FTA, upon selection, the 
recipient will be required to work with the FTA regional office to 
establish its organization as an active grantee. This process may 
require additional documentation to support the organization's 
technical, financial, and legal capacity to receive and administer 
Federal funds under this program.

2. Cost Sharing or Matching

    The maximum Federal share for projects selected under the Passenger 
Ferry program is 80 percent of the net project cost, unless noted below 
by one of the exceptions.
    i. The maximum Federal share is 85 percent of the net project cost 
of acquiring vehicles (including clean-fuel or alternative fuel 
vehicles) that are compliant with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and/or the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
    ii. The maximum Federal share is 90 percent of the net project cost 
of acquiring, installing or constructing vehicle-related equipment or 
facilities (including clean fuel or alternative-fuel vehicle-related 
equipment or facilities) that are required by the ADA of 1990, or that 
are necessary to comply with or maintaining compliance with the Clean 
Air Act. The award recipient must itemize the cost of specific, 
discrete, vehicle-related equipment associated with compliance with ADA 
or CAA to be eligible for the maximum 90 percent Federal share for 
these costs.
    Eligible sources of local match include:
    i. Cash from non-governmental sources other than revenues from 
providing public transportation services;
    ii. Non-farebox revenues from the operation of public 
transportation service, such as the sale of advertising and concession 
    iii. Monies received under a service agreement with a State or 
local social service agency or private social service organization;
    iv. Undistributed cash surpluses, replacement or depreciation cash 
funds, reserves available in cash, or new capital;
    v. Amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to a department 
or agency of the Government (other than the U.S. Department of 
Transportation), that are eligible to be expended for public 
    vi. In-kind contribution such as the market value of in-kind 
contributions integral to the project may be counted as a contribution 
toward local share;
    vii. Revenue bond proceeds for a capital project, with prior FTA 
approval; and
    viii. Transportation Development Credits (TDC) (formerly referred 
to as Toll Revenue Credits).
    If an applicant proposes a Federal share greater than 80 percent, 
the application must clearly explain why the project is eligible for 
the proposed Federal share. Note: Please refer to FTA Circular 9030 for 
more information

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regarding the use of TDCs. FTA will not retroactively approve TDCs as 
match if they are not included in the proposal submitted under this 

3. Eligible Projects

    Eligible projects are capital projects for the purchase, 
replacement, or rehabilitation of ferries, terminals, related 
infrastructure, related equipment (including fare equipment and 
communication devices) and expansion. Projects are required to support 
a passenger ferry service that operates within an urbanized area, as 
defined under Federal public transportation law, but may include 
services that operate between an urbanized area and non-urbanized 
areas. Ferry systems that accommodate cars must also accommodate walk-
on passengers in order to be eligible for funding.
    Recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their 
requested grant award for workforce development activities eligible 
under 49 U.S.C 5314(b) and an additional 0.5 percent for costs 
associated with training at the National Transit Institute. Applicants 
must identify the proposed use of funds for these activities in the 
project proposal and identify them separately in the project budget.

D. Application and Submission Information

1. Address

    Applications must be submitted electronically through GRANTS.GOV. 
General information for submitting applications through GRANTS.GOV can 
be found at www.fta.dot.gov/howtoapply along with specific instructions 
for the forms and attachments required for submission. Mail and fax 
submissions will not be accepted. A complete proposal submission 
consists of two forms: The SF424 Application for Federal Assistance 
(downloaded from GRANTS.GOV) and the supplemental form for the FY 2019 
Passenger Ferry Grant Program (downloaded from GRANTS.GOV or the FTA 
website at: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/passenger-ferry-grant-program-section-5307). Applicants may also attach additional 
supporting information. Failure to submit the information as requested 
can delay or prevent review of the application.

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

    i. Proposal Submission
    A complete proposal submission consists of two forms: The SF424 
Mandatory Application for Federal Assistance and the FY 2019 Passenger 
Ferry Grant Program supplemental form. The supplemental form and any 
supporting documents must be attached to the ``Attachments'' section of 
the SF424. A complete application must include responses to all 
sections of the SF424 Application for Federal Assistance and the 
supplemental form, unless indicated as optional. The information on the 
supplemental form will be used to determine applicant and project 
eligibility for the program, and to evaluate the proposal against the 
selection criteria described in part E of this notice.
    FTA will only accept one supplemental form per SF424 submission. 
FTA encourages States and other applicants to consider submitting a 
single supplemental form that includes multiple activities to be 
evaluated as a consolidated proposal. If a State or other applicant 
chooses to submit separate proposals for individual consideration by 
FTA, each proposal must be submitted using a separate SF424 and 
supplemental form.
    Applicants may attach additional supporting information to the 
SF424 submission, including but not limited to letters of support, 
project budgets, fleet status reports, or excerpts from relevant 
planning documents. Supporting documentation must be described and 
referenced by file name in the appropriate response section of the 
supplemental form, or it may not be reviewed.
    Information such as applicants name, Federal amount requested, 
local match amount, description of areas served, etc. may be requested 
in varying degrees of detail on both the SF424 form and Supplemental 
Form. Applicants must fill in all fields unless stated otherwise on the 
forms. Applicants should not place N/A or ``refer to attachment'' in 
lieu of typing in responses in the field sections. If information is 
copied into the supplemental form from another source, applicants 
should verify that pasted text is fully captured on the supplemental 
form and has not been truncated by the character limits built into the 
form. Applicants should use both the ``Check Package for Errors'' and 
the ``Validate Form'' validation buttons on both forms to check all 
required fields on the forms, and ensure that the Federal and local 
amounts specified are consistent.
    ii. Application Content
    The SF424 Mandatory Form and the Supplemental Form will prompt 
applicants for the required information, including:

a. Applicant Name
b. Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) 
c. Key contact information (including contact name, address, email 
address, and phone)
d. Congressional district(s) where project will take place
e. Project Information (including title, an executive summary, and 
f. A detailed description of the need for the project
g. A detailed description on how the project will support the Ferry 
program objectives
h. Evidence that the project is consistent with local and regional 
planning objectives
i. Evidence that the applicant can provide the local cost share
j. A description of the technical, legal, and financial capacity of the 
k. A detailed project budget
l. An explanation of the scalability of the project
m. Details on the local matching funds
n. A detailed project timeline

3. Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM)

    Each applicant is required to: (1) Be registered in SAM before 
submitting an application; (2) provide a valid unique entity identifier 
in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM 
registration with current information at all times during which the 
applicant has an active Federal award or an application or plan under 
consideration by FTA. These requirements do not apply if the applicant: 
(1) Is an individual; (2) is excepted from the requirements under 2 CFR 
25.110(b) or (c); or (3) has an exception approved by FTA under 2 CFR 
25.110(d). FTA may not make an award until the applicant has complied 
with all applicable unique entity identifier and SAM requirements. If 
an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time 
FTA is ready to make an award, FTA may determine that the applicant is 
not qualified to receive an award and use that determination as a basis 
for making a Federal award to another applicant. SAM registration takes 
approximately 3-5 business days, but FTA recommends allowing ample 
time, up to several weeks, for completion of all steps. For additional 
information on obtaining a unique entity identifier, please visit 

4. Submission Dates and Times

    Project proposals must be submitted electronically through 
GRANTS.GOV by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2019. Mail and fax 
submissions will not be accepted.

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    FTA urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior 
to the due date to allow time to correct any problems that may have 
caused either GRANTS.GOV or FTA systems to reject the submission. 
Proposals submitted after the deadline will only be considered under 
extraordinary circumstances not under the applicant's control. 
Deadlines will not be extended due to scheduled website maintenance. 
GRANTS.GOV scheduled maintenance and outage times are announced on the 
GRANTS.GOV website.
    Within 48 hours after submitting an electronic application, the 
applicant should receive two email messages from GRANTS.GOV: (1) 
Confirmation of successful transmission to GRANTS.GOV and (2) 
confirmation of successful validation by GRANTS.GOV. If confirmations 
of successful validation are not received or a notice of failed 
validation or incomplete materials is received, the applicant must 
address the reason for the failed validation, as described in the email 
notice, and resubmit before the submission deadline. If making a 
resubmission for any reason, include all original attachments 
regardless of which attachments were updated and check the box on the 
supplemental form indicating this is a resubmission.
    Applicants are encouraged to begin the process of registration on 
the GRANTS.GOV site well in advance of the submission deadline. 
Registration is a multi-step process, which may take several weeks to 
complete before an application can be submitted. Registered applicants 
may still be required to take steps to keep their registration up to 
date before submissions can be made successfully: (1) Registration in 
SAM is renewed annually; and, (2) persons making submissions on behalf 
of the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) must be authorized 
in GRANTS.GOV by the AOR to make submissions.

5. Funding Restrictions

    Funds made available under the Ferry program may not be used to 
fund operating expenses, planning, or preventive maintenance.

6. Other Submission Requirements

    Applicants are encouraged to identify scaled funding options in 
case insufficient funding is available to fund a project at the full 
requested amount. If an applicant indicates that a project is scalable, 
the applicant must provide an appropriate minimum funding amount that 
will fund an eligible project that achieves the objectives of the 
program and meets all relevant program requirements. The applicant must 
provide a clear explanation of how the project budget would be affected 
by a reduced award. FTA may award a lesser amount whether or not a 
scalable option is provided.

E. Application Review

    Projects will be evaluated primarily on the responses provided in 
the supplemental form. Additional information may be provided to 
support the responses; however, any additional documentation must be 
directly referenced on the supplemental form, including the file name 
where the additional information can be found. FTA will evaluate 
project proposals for competitive passenger ferry grants based on the 
criteria described in this notice.

1. Demonstration of Need

    Applications will be evaluated based on the quality and extent to 
which they demonstrate how the proposed project will address an unmet 
need for capital investment in passenger ferry vehicles, equipment, 
and/or facilities. FTA will also evaluate the project's impact on 
service delivery and whether the project represents a one-time or 
periodic need that cannot reasonably be funded from FTA formula program 
allocations or State and/or local resources. In evaluating 
applications, FTA will consider, among other factors, certain project-
specific criteria as outlined below:
    i. For vessel replacement or rehabilitation projects:
     The age of the asset to be replaced or rehabilitated by 
the proposed project, relative to its useful life.
     Condition and performance of the asset to be replaced by 
the proposed project, as ascertained through inspections or otherwise, 
if available.
    ii. For infrastructure (facility) improvements or related-equipment 
     The age of the facility or equipment to be rehabilitated 
or replaced relative to its useful life.
     The degree to which the proposed project will enable the 
agency to improve the maintenance and condition of the agency's fleet 
and/or other related ferry assets.
    iii. For expansion or new service requests (vessel or facility-
     The degree to which the proposed project addresses a 
current capacity constraint that is limiting the ability of the agency 
to provide reliable service, meet ridership demands, or maintain 
vessels and related equipment.
     The degree the proposed new service is supported by 
ridership demand.
    iv. Additional consideration will be given to projects in which the 
beneficiary of the award contributes a greater share of the total 
project costs.

2. Demonstration of Benefits

    Applications will be evaluated based on how the ferry project will 
improve the safety and state of good repair of the system or provide 
additional transportation options to potential riders within the 
service area. FTA will consider potential benefits such as increased 
reliability of service, improved operations or maintenance 
capabilities, or expanded mobility options, intermodal connections, and 
economic benefits to the community. Applicants should address how the 
ferry service to be supported by the proposed project is integrated 
with other regional modes of transportation, including but not limited 
to: Rail, bus, intercity bus, and private transportation providers. 
Supporting documentation should include data that demonstrates the 
number of trips (passengers and vehicles), the number of walk-on 
passengers, and the frequency of transfers to other modes (if 

3. Planning and Local/Regional Prioritization

    Applicants must demonstrate how the proposed project is consistent 
with local and regional planning documents and identified priorities. 
This will involve assessing whether the project is consistent with the 
transit priorities identified in the long-range transportation plan 
and/or the State and Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program 
(STIP/TIP). Applicants should note if the project could not be included 
in the financially constrained STIP or TIP due to lack of funding; 
however, if selected, the project must be in the federally approved 
STIP before grant award.
    FTA encourages applicants to demonstrate local support by including 
letters of support from State Departments of Transportation, local 
transit agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. In an area with both 
ferry and other public transit operators, FTA will evaluate whether 
project proposals demonstrate coordination with and support of other 
related projects within the applicant's Metropolitan Planning 
Organization (MPO) or the geographic region within which the proposed 
project will operate.

4. Local Financial Commitment:

    Applicants must identify the source of the local cost share and 
describe whether such funds are currently available for the project or 
will need to

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be secured if the project is selected for funding. FTA will consider 
the availability of the local cost share as evidence of local financial 
commitment to the project. Additional consideration will be given to 
those projects for which local funds have already been made available 
or reserved. Applicants should submit evidence of the availability of 
funds for the project, for example by including a board resolution, 
letter of support from the State, or other documentation of the source 
of local funds such as a budget document highlighting the line item or 
section committing funds to the proposed project. Applicants that 
request a Federal share greater than 80 percent must clearly explain 
why the project is eligible for the proposed Federal share.

5. Project Implementation Strategy

    Projects will be evaluated based on the extent to which the project 
is ready to implement within a reasonable period of time and whether 
the applicant's proposed implementation plans are reasonable and 
    In assessing whether the project is ready to implement within a 
reasonable period of time, FTA will consider whether the project 
qualifies for a Categorical Exclusion (CE), or whether the required 
environmental work has been initiated or completed for projects that 
require an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA), as amended. The proposal must also state whether grant funds 
can be obligated within 12 months from time of award, if selected, and 
indicate the timeframe under which the Metropolitan Transportation 
Improvement Program (TIP) and/or Statewide Transportation Improvement 
Program (STIP) can be amended to include the proposed project. 
Additional consideration will be given to projects for which grant 
funds can be obligated within 12 months from time of award.
    In assessing whether the proposed implementation plans are 
reasonable and complete, FTA will review the proposed project 
implementation plan, including all necessary project milestones and the 
overall project timeline. For projects that will require formal 
coordination, approvals, or permits from other agencies or project 
partners, the applicant must demonstrate coordination with these 
organizations and their support for the project, such as through 
letters of support.

6.Technical, Legal, and Financial Capacity

    Applicants must demonstrate that they have the technical, legal, 
and financial capacity to undertake the project. FTA will review 
relevant oversight assessments and records to determine whether there 
are any outstanding legal, technical, or financial issues with the 
applicant that would affect the outcome of the proposed project. 
Applicants with outstanding legal, technical, or financial compliance 
issues from a FTA compliance review or FTA grant-related Single Audit 
finding must explain how corrective actions taken will mitigate 
negative impacts on the project.

F. Review and Selection Process

    In addition to other FTA staff that may review the proposals, a 
technical evaluation committee will evaluate proposals based on the 
published evaluation criteria. After applying the above preferences, 
the FTA Administrator will consider the following key Departmental 
     Using innovative approaches to improve safety and expedite 
project delivery;
     Supporting economic vitality at the national and regional 
     Utilizing alternative funding sources and innovative 
financing models to attract non-Federal sources of infrastructure 
     Accounting for the life-cycle costs of the project to 
promote the state of good repair; and
     Holding grant recipients accountable for their performance 
and achieving specific, measurable outcomes identified by grant 
    Prior to making an award, FTA is required to review and consider 
any information about the applicant that is in the Federal Awardee 
Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS) accessible 
through SAM. An applicant may review and comment on information about 
itself that a Federal awarding agency previously entered.
    The FTA Administrator will determine the final selection of 
projects for program funding. FTA may consider geographic diversity, 
diversity in the size of the transit systems receiving funding, and/or 
the applicant's receipt of other competitive awards in determining the 
allocation of program funds. In addition, FTA may consider capping the 
amount a single applicant may receive. Projects that have a higher 
local match commitment may also be prioritized.

G. Federal Award Administration

1. Federal Award Notices

    Final project selections will be posted on the FTA website. Project 
recipients should contact their FTA Regional Offices for additional 
information regarding allocations for projects under the Ferry program.

2. Award Administration

    Funds under the Ferry program are available to designated 
recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds. There 
is no minimum or maximum grant award amount; however, FTA intends to 
fund as many meritorious projects as possible. Only proposals from 
eligible recipients for eligible activities will be considered for 
funding. Due to funding limitations, projects that are selected for 
funding may receive less than the amount originally requested. In those 
cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate that the proposed 
projects are still viable and can be completed with the amount awarded.

3. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

i. Pre-Award Authority
    FTA will issue specific guidance to recipients regarding pre-award 
authority at the time of selection. FTA does not provide pre-award 
authority for competitive funds until projects are selected and even 
then, there are Federal requirements that must be met before costs are 
incurred. For more information about FTA's policy on pre-award 
authority, please see the FY 2018 Apportionment Notice published on 
July 16, 2018 that can be accessed at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-14989.pdf.
ii. Grant Requirements
    If selected, awardees will apply for a grant through FTA's Transit 
Award Management System (TrAMS). All Ferry recipients are subject to 
the grant requirements of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant 
program, including those of FTA Circular 9030. All recipients must 
follow the Award Management Requirements Circular 5010.1E, and the 
labor protections of 49 U.S.C. 5333(b). All competitive grants, 
regardless of award amount, will be subject to the congressional 
notification and release process. Technical assistance regarding these 
requirements is available from each FTA regional office.
iii. Buy America
    FTA requires that all capital procurements meet FTA's Buy America

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requirements that require all iron, steel, or manufactured products be 
produced in the United States, to help create and protect manufacturing 
jobs in the United States. The Ferry program will have a significant 
economic impact toward meeting the objectives of the Buy America law. 
The FAST Act amended the Buy America requirements, 49 U.S.C. 5323(j), 
to provide for a phased increase in the domestic content for rolling 
stock. For FY 2019, the cost of components and subcomponents produced 
in the United States must be more than 65 percent of the cost of all 
components. For FY 2020 and beyond, the cost of components and 
subcomponents produced in the United States must be more than 70 
percent of the cost of all components. There is no change to the 
requirement that final assembly of rolling stock must occur in the 
United States. The Buy America requirements can be found in 49 CFR part 
661 and additional guidance on the implementation of the phased 
increase in domestic content can be found at 81 FR 60278 (Sept. 1, 
2016). Any proposal that will require a waiver must identify the items 
for which a waiver will be sought in the application. Applicants should 
not proceed with the expectation that waivers will be granted.
iv. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
    Projects that include ferry acquisitions are subject to the 
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program regulations at 49 CFR 
part 26 and ferry manufacturers must be certified Transit Vehicle 
Manufacturers (TVMs) to be eligible to bid on an FTA-assisted ferry 
procurement. The rule requires that, prior to bidding on any FTA-
assisted vehicle procurement, entities that manufacture ferries must 
submit a DBE Program plan and annual goal methodology to FTA. The FTA 
will then issue a TVM concurrence/certification letter. Grant 
recipients must verify each entity's compliance before accepting its 
bid. A list of certified TVMs is posted on FTA's web page at http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/12891.html. Recipients should contact FTA 
before accepting bids from entities not listed on this web-posting. In 
lieu of using a certified TVM, recipients may also establish project 
specific DBE goals for ferry purchases. The FTA will provide additional 
guidance as grants are awarded. For more information on DBE 
requirements, please contact Janelle Hinton, Office of Civil Rights, 
202-366-9259, email: [email protected].
v. Planning
    FTA encourages applicants to notify the appropriate State 
Departments of Transportation and MPOs in areas likely to be served by 
the project funds made available under these initiatives and programs. 
Selected projects must be incorporated into the long-range plans and 
transportation improvement programs of States and metropolitan areas 
before they are eligible for FTA funding.
vi. Standard Assurances
    The applicant assures that it will comply with all applicable 
Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, directives, FTA 
circulars, and other Federal administrative requirements in carrying 
out any project supported by the FTA grant. The applicant acknowledges 
that it is under a continuing obligation to comply with the terms and 
conditions of the grant agreement issued for its project with FTA. The 
applicant understands that Federal laws, regulations, policies, and 
administrative practices might be modified from time to time and may 
affect the implementation of the project. The applicant agrees that the 
most recent Federal requirements will apply to the project, unless FTA 
issues a written determination otherwise. The applicant must submit the 
Certifications and Assurances before receiving a grant if it does not 
have current certifications on file.

4. Reporting

    Post-award reporting requirements include the electronic submission 
of Federal Financial Reports and Milestone Progress Reports.

G. Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s)

    For further information concerning this notice, please contact the 
Ferry program manager, Vanessa Williams, by phone at 202-366-4818, or 
by email at [email protected]. A TDD is available for 
individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing at 800-877-8339. In 
addition, FTA will post answers to questions and requests for 
clarifications on FTA's website at: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/passenger-ferry-grant-program-section-5307. To ensure 
receipt of accurate information about eligibility or the program, the 
applicant is encouraged to contact FTA directly, rather than through 
intermediaries or third parties.

H. Technical Assistance and Other Program Information

    This program is not subject to Executive Order 12372, 
``Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.'' FTA will consider 
applications for funding only from eligible recipients for eligible 
projects listed in Section C. Complete applications must be submitted 
through GRANTS.GOV by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2019. For issues with 
GRANTS.GOV, please contact GRANTS.GOV by phone at 1-800-518-4726 or by 
email at [email protected].
    Contact information for FTA's regional offices can be found on 
FTA's website at www.fta.dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
K. Jane Williams,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-01951 Filed 2-11-19; 8:45 am]