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Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative (ATCMTD)

Cooperative Agreements to USA State, Local, and
Transit Agencies to Improve Transportation

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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08/23/21 11:59 PM ET


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Cooperative agreements to USA state, local, and transit agencies for projects to use technology to increase road safety, reduce emissions, and improve other aspects of transportation. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

DOT hereby requests applications to result in awards to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. These model deployments are expected to provide benefits in the form of:

  • Reduced traffic-related fatalities and injuries;
  • Reduced traffic congestion and improved travel time reliability;
  • Reduced transportation-related emissions;
  • Optimized multimodal system performance;
  • Improved access to transportation alternatives, including for underserved populations;
  • Public access to real time integrated traffic, transit, and multimodal transportation information to make informed travel decisions;
  • Cost savings to transportation agencies, businesses, and the traveling public; or
  • Other benefits to transportation users and the general public.

This competitive ATCMTD Grant Program will promote the use of innovative transportation solutions. The deployment of these technologies will provide Congress and DOT with valuable real-life data and feedback to inform future decision making.

Funds awarded under the ATCMTD program may be used to deploy diverse technologies that improve the efficiency, safety, or state of good repair of surface transportation systems, including intelligent transportation systems. These include:

  • Advanced traveler information systems;
  • Advanced transportation management technologies;
  • Infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, and condition assessment;
  • Advanced public transportation systems;
  • Transportation system performance data collection, analysis, and dissemination systems;
  • Advanced safety systems, including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, technologies associated with autonomous vehicles, and other collision avoidance technologies, including systems using cellular technology;
  • Integration of intelligent transportation systems with the Smart Grid and other energy distribution and charging systems;
  • Electronic pricing and payment systems; or
  • Advanced mobility and access technologies, such as dynamic ridesharing and information systems to support human services for elderly and disabled individuals.

For a list of goals, see page 9 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 197530

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Number of Grants:

DOT will make no fewer than five and no more than 10 awards.

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Term of Contract:

The estimated period of performance is between one and four years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are State, or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) representing a population of over 200,000, or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions. Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders, is encouraged.

Typically, a consortium is a meaningful arrangement with all members involved in planning the overall direction of the group’s activities and participating in most aspects of the group; the consortium is a long-term relationship intended to last the full life of the grant. Any application submitted by a sole research or academic institution and that is not part of a consortium will not be considered for selection.

Note: A multijurisdictional group is any combination of State governments, local governments, metropolitan planning agencies, transit agencies, or other political subdivisions of a State for which each member of the group has signed a written agreement to implement the advanced transportation technologies deployment initiative across jurisdictional boundaries, and is an eligible entity under this paragraph.

DOT will not reimburse any pre-award costs or application preparation costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

DOT will host an Informational Session regarding this funding opportunity focused on the ATCMTD Initiative. This session will be conducted as a virtual forum and will focus on specific topics to help potential applicants gather additional information and ask specific questions.

Participation in this session is not mandatory to submit an application under this NOFO. However, potential applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to gather information regarding this specific funding opportunity.

Informational Session: ATCMTD Initiative

Session: Virtual Webcast: Background and Application Information for the ATCMTD Initiative
Date: July 13, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Information and Registration:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications Due by August 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The Applicant must complete and submit all forms included in the application package for this notice as contained at Applicants are strongly encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline.

Applicants interested in applying are encouraged to email DOT no later than the submission deadline with applicant name, State in which project is located, approximate total project cost, amount of the ATCMTD grant request, and a two-to three-sentence project description. DOT seeks this early notification of interest to inform its allocation of resources for application evaluations and to facilitate timely and efficient awards.

The planned award type is a cost-reimbursable cooperative agreement or an allocation to a State.

Cost sharing or matching is required, with the maximum Federal share being 50 percent; hence, this NOFO requires a minimum non-Federal cost share of 50 percent. Cost sharing or matching means the portion of project costs not paid by Federal funds.

The registration process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.
- All entities applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a DUNS number from D&B.
- In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through must register with SAM.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ryan Buck

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Office of Operations
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Mail Drop: E86-205
Washington, DC 20590
Attn: David Harris

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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