The agenda for the FDOT District Five November 29, 2012 grant workshops is below.  The letter following the agenda is a reminder for you to R.S.V.P.  If you have already sent your R.S.V.P., there is no need to do so again.  Hope to see you there!

Date: Location:

Florida Department of Transportation – District 5

GRANT WORKSHOP

November 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lake Apopka Conference Rooms A & B FDOT –

District 5 Urban Office 133 South Semoran Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32807

MORNING SESSION: 5310/5311 GRANT WORKSHOP 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

– 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Introductions Overview of MAP-21 Section 5310 & Section 5311 Overview CUTR: Vehicle Procurement

How to Write a Winning Grant Application Questions and Answers/ Vendor Displays/CUTR & CTCs

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH (on your own)

AFTERNOON SESSION: 5316/5317 GRANT WORKSHOP 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

1:30 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.

– 1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Introductions Overview of MAP-21 Section 5316 Eligibility (using funds under old rules) Section 5317 Eligibility (using funds under old rules) Questions and Answers

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Letter from FDOT as Reminder of workshop sign-in details

The Florida Department of Transportation, District Five is soliciting applications for Federal Transit Administration’s Sections 5310, 5316 and 5317 operating and capital grant programs.  District Five will hold two separate program specific workshops for  interested applicants on November 29, 2012 in the Lake Apopka A and B Conference Rooms, 133 South Semoran Boulevard (SR 436), Orlando, Florida 32807.  The workshops will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Please refer to the attached agenda.

 

Presentation topics will include the following: new federal laws affecting surface transportation programs; application eligibility requirements; preparation of the application and tips on grant writing; and the Department’s vehicle procurement process.  After the formal presentation session, attendees can meet with their Community Transportation Coordinator and representatives from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR).  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with vendors under contract with the State and view some of their vehicles.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATES, DEADLINES & REMINDERS

  • ·     It is recommended that agency grant writers, presidents, administrators and transportation managers attend the workshop.
  • ·     Prospective applicants interested in Sections 5316 (JARC) and 5317 (New Freedom) should plan to attend the AM Session beginning at 11:20 a.m. to hear specific information about the grant writing and application process.  This session will not be repeated in the afternoon.
  • ·     District Five is soliciting for Sections 5316 (JARC) and 5317 (New Freedom) due to the availability of existing funds.  Please note that future funding for Sections 5316 and 5317 will no longer be available.
  • ·     Application manuals will be provided at the workshop.
  • ·     Applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2013 at the District Five Orlando Office.

 

QUESTIONS/R.S.V.P

Please contact Thee Perry at (407) 482-7871 or send an e-mail to Theodis.Perry@dot.state.fl.us  if you have any questions regarding the grant workshop and application process.  Please R.S.V.P. no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

 

Theodis L. (“Thee”) Perry, Jr.

Transit Analyst

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Florida Department of Transportation, District Five

133 S. Semoran Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32807

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