Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.
Notice of award.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects to be funded under Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 appropriations for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program (TTP), a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Contact the appropriate FTA regional Tribal Liaison, (Appendix A) for application-specific information and issues. For general program information, contact Lorna R. Wilson, Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366-2053, e-mail: Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) established by Section 3013(c)(1) SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59 (August 10, 2005), under 49 U.S.C. 5311(c) makes funds available to federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department of the Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating costs and planning activities that are eligible costs under the Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311).
A total of $12 million was made available for the program in FY 2008. In response to the FY 2008 NOFA, 89 Start Printed Page 77872applicants requested $24 million for new transit services, enhancement or expansion of existing transit services and planning studies including operational planning. Projects were selected through a competitive process based on each applicant's response to the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's May 21, 2008, Federal Register Notice: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation for FY 2008 TTP (73 FR 29569). FTA also took into consideration the current status of the FY 2006 and FY 2007 grants for tribes requesting continuation funding.
Because of the high demand, many applicants selected for funding will receive less funding than they requested to enable FTA to support an increased number of meritorious applications. Funds were only awarded to fund one year of the project. Tribes that sought funding for a multi-year project in response to the FY 2008 solicitation must submit a new application in response to the FY 2009 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in order to be considered for FY 2009 funding.
The selected projects provide $620,000 for transit planning studies and/or operational planning; $557,500 for startup projects for new transit service; and, $10,822,500 for enhancements or expansion of existing transit services. Each of the 71 awardees, as well as the applicants not selected for funding, will receive a letter detailing the funding decision. The successful applicants for FY 2008 are listed in Table I.
Following the publication of this notice, FTA's regional tribal liaison will contact each applicant selected for funding to discuss technical assistance needs. In the event the contact information provided in a tribe's FY 2008 application has changed, the tribe should contact the regional transit tribal liaison (listed in Appendix A) with the current information in order to expedite the grant award process.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, this 8th day of December, 2008.
Appendix A—FTA Regional Offices and Tribal Transit Liaisons
Region I—Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine—Richard H. Doyle, FTA Regional Administrator, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Phone: (617) 494-2055, Fax: (617) 494-2865, Regional Tribal Liaison (s): Laurie Ansaldi and Judi Molloy.
Region II—New York, New Jersey—Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004-1415, Phone: (212) 668-2170, Fax: (212) 668-2136, Regional Tribal Liaison: Darin Allan.
Region III—Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington, DC, Letitia Thompson, FTA Regional Administrator, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Phone: (215) 656-7100, Fax: (215) 656-7260.
Region IV—Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands—Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Regional Administrator, 230 Peachtree St., N.W., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel.: 404-865-5600, Fax: 404-865-5605, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jamie Pfister and James Garland.
Region V—Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan—Marisol R. Simon, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606-5232, Phone: (312) 353-2789, Fax: (312) 886-0351, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce Taylor and Angelica Salgado.
Region VI—Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma—Robert Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Phone: (817) 978-0550, Fax: (817) 978-0575, Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn Hayes.
Region VII—Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri—Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Phone: (816) 329-3920, Fax: (816) 329-3921, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joni Roeseler and Cathy Monroe.
Region VIII—Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah—Terry Rosapep, FTA Regional Administrator, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Phone: (720) 963-3300, Fax: (720) 963-3333, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer Stewart and David Beckhouse.
Region IX—California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam—Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 201 Mission Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Phone: (415) 744-3133, Fax: (415) 744-2726, Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric Eidlin.
Region X—Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska—Richard Krochalis, FTA Regional Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Phone: (206) 220-7954, Fax: (206) 220-7959, Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill Ramos.
|Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town||WI||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9001|
|Blue Lake Rancheria||CA||120,000||D2008-TRTR-9002|
|Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa||MN||20,000||D2008-TRTR-9003|
|Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska||AK||250,000||D2008-TRTR-9004|
|Cher-Ae heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria||CA||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9005|
|Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes||OK||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9007|
|Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe||SD||157,500||D2008-TRTR-9008|
|Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation||MT||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9009|
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma||OK||158,000||D2008-TRTR-9010|
|Coeur D' Alene Tribe||ID||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9011|
|Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes||MT||250,000||D2008-TRTR-9013|
|Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation||WA||442,373||D2008-TRTR-9014|
|Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation||WA||155,000||D2008-TRTR-9015|
|Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde||OR||198,110||D2008-TRTR-9016|
|Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation||OR||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9017|
|Cowlitz Indian Tribal Housing||WA||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9018|
|Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation||NC||172,900||D2008-TRTR-9019|
|Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma||MO||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9020|
|Fond du Lac Bank of Lake Superior Chippewa||MN||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9021|
|Fort Belknap Indian Community||MT||218,000||D2008-TRTR-9022|
|Georgetown Tribal Council||AK||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9023|
|Gulkana Village Council||AK||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9024|
|Kalispell Tribe of Indians||WA||208,296||D2008-TRTR-9025|
|Keweena Bay Indian Community||MI||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9026|
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|Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO)||WI||109,068||D2008-TRTR-9029|
|Lower Brule Sioux Tribe||SD||150,000||D2008-TRTR-9030|
|Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe||WA||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9031|
|Lower Sioux Indian Community||MN||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9032|
|Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin||WI||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9034|
|Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians||MS||192,000||D2008-TRTR-9035|
|Muscogee (Creek) Nation||OK||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9036|
|Nez Perce Tribe||ID||250,000||D2008-TRTR-9037|
|Northern Cheyenne Reservation||MT||157,500||D2008-TRTR-9038|
|Oglala Sioux Tribe||SD||300,000||D2008-TRTR-9039|
|Orutsararmiut Native Council||AK||175,000||D2008-TRTR-9041|
|Ponca Tribe of Nebraska||NE||216,500||D2008-TRTR-9042|
|Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma||OK||208,000||D2008-TRTR-9043|
|Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation||KS||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9044|
|Pueblo of San Idefonso||NM||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9045|
|Pueblo of Santa Ana||NM||150,000||D2008-TRTR-9046|
|Pueblos of Tesuque-North Central Regional Transit District||NM||250,000||D2008-TRTR-9047|
|Quechan Indian Tribe||AZ||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9048|
|Quinalut Indian Nation||WA||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9049|
|Reservation Transportation Authority||CA||400,000||D2008-TRTR-9050|
|Rosebud Sioux Tribe||SD||100,000||D2008-TRTR-9051|
|Santa Clara pueblo||NM||125,000||D2008-TRTR-9052|
|Santee Sioux Nation||NE||195,800||D2008-TRTR-9053|
|Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians||MI||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9054|
|Sitka Tribe of Alaska||AK||172,900||D2008-TRTR-9056|
|Southern Ute Indian Tribe||CO||157,000||D2008-TRTR-9057|
|Spirit Lake Tribe||ND||250,000||D2008-TRTR-9058|
|Spokane Tribe of Indians||WA||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9059|
|Squaxin Island Tribe||WA||146,564||D2008-TRTR-9060|
|Standing Rock Sioux Tribe||ND||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9061|
|Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians||WA||150,000||D2008-TRTR-9062|
|Swinomish Indian Tribal Community||WA||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9063|
|Tetlin Village Council||AK||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9064|
|The Chickasaw Nation||OK||300,000||D2008-TRTR-9065|
|The Citizen Potawatomi Nation||OK||276,000||D2008-TRTR-9066|
|The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas||KS||25,000||D2008-TRTR-9067|
|Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa||ND||225,000||D2008-TRTR-9068|
|United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians||OK||216,000||D2008-TRTR-9069|
|Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska||NE||200,000||D2008-TRTR-9070|
[FR Doc. E8-30163 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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