• The Governor has designated the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as its principal authority and administrator of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) transit funds for projects in the rural and small urban areas of North Carolina. This authority was established through legislative action as set forth in Article 2B of Chapter 136 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

    Where applicable, IMD shall administer these programs in accordance with the guidance published by the Federal Register and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) circulars and in accordance with existing federal and state regulations pertaining to the administration of federal grants by NCDOT. 

    The Unified Grant Application (UGA) is a comprehensive and consolidated guide to the rural and small urban area transit funding. Please download the UGA file linked below for access to all transit funding programs and eligibility requirements. Please contact your assigned Regional Grant Specialist for further assistance.  


    Call for Projects

    FY24 Capital Cost of Contracting Guidance

    IMD opened the Call for Projects for the Capital Cost of Contracting application on January 6, 2023.  This grant opportunity is a sub-section of the State's allocation of Section 5311 or 5339 funding and has been developed to promote the development and expansion of micro-transit systems across the state. The final application due date in EBS is February 3, 2023.

      

    FY24 5303 Planning Application Package (12/01/2022)

    ​IMD opened the Call for Projects for the MPO Funding on December 1st, 2022.  The draft budget and UPWP is due in EBS no later than January 31, 2023​.  Final application due date in EBS is March 31st, 2023.


    FY24 Unified Grant Application Application Package

    IMD opened the Call for Projects on April 4, 2022. 

    • Phase 1: Register and submit pre-application compliance documents during the period of April 4 – June 15, 2022.  Sub-recipients register through SmartSheet and the Regional Grant Specialist (RGS) coordinates with each of their sub-recipients to ensure all required Phase 1 compliance documents have been submitted.
    • Phase 2: Opening July 1, 2022: Complete online program applications in EBS portal and upload supporting programmatic required documentation. Each grant program calls for additional documentation required to satisfy program guidance. October 7, 2022 is the deadline to submit EBS applications with completed documentation.
    • ​Phase 3: IMD internal review and approval phase, NCDOT Board of Transportation approval, and agreement completion.  Sub-recipients begin using their funds after agreements are in place and they submit claims on a regular basis along with required documentation.​

    Timeline


    ​DATES
    ​TASK/EVENT
    ​April 4, 2022
    ​Grant Application Package Distributed
    ​April 4 - October 7, 2022
    ​Reginal Grant Specialists Available to Assist Grantees with Questions
    ​October 7, 2022
    ​Grant Application Due to NCDOT
    ​October - December, 2022
    ​Grant Applications Review Process
    ​January - April 2023
    ​IMD makes funding recommendation to NCDOT Broard of Transportation
    ​February - June 2023
    ​FTA grant review and award for federal funding
    ​July 1, 2023
    ​Effective date of one year grant agreement

  • News & Updates

    January 30, 2023 - The FY 2024 Certifications and Assurances Package, is a requirement to receive federal funding.  The Certs and Assurances are due in EBS uploaded into FY2024 Certs & Assurances Drop Box by Thursday, April 27, 2023 in order to meet the FTA guidelines of submitting them within 90 days of publication. 

    The Certs and Assurance package consists of the federal document including the Applicant's Affirmation and the Applicant's Attorney Affirmation, and state documents:

    1. Federal Certifications and Assurances (pdf pg. 20/22); Applicant's Affirmation (pdf pg. 21/22); and Attorney's Affirmation (pdf pg. 22/22)
    • Subrecipients can select all provisions on the Certifications and Assurance list or,
    • Subrecipients can select individual provisions on the Certifications and Assurances list
    1. Certifications and Restrictions on Lobbying,
    2. Special Section 5333(b) Warranty,
    3. Certification of Equivalent Service. 
      1. Note: this certification is only applicable if 1) purchasing a non-lift equipped vehicle or 2) a fleet with non-lift vehicles in it.  This certification does not apply to applicants without vehicles.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact your assigned Regional Grant Specialist, or contact me at cmfreitag@ncdot.gov


    January 6, 2023 - IMD opened the Call for Projects for the Capital Cost of Contracting application on January 6, 2023.  This grant opportunity is a sub-section of the State's allocation of Section 5311 or 5339 funding and has been developed to promote the development and expansion of micro-transit systems across the state. The final application due date in EBS is February 3, 2023.  

    FY24 Capital Cost of Contracting Guidance


    December 14, 2022 - The 2nd disbursement of the FY23 ROAP funds will be made during the week of January 16, 2023. Transit systems must complete a 2nd certified statement acknowledging the 2nd disbursement. The link for the certified statement is below. Completed certified statements are to be uploaded into the FY23 ROAP Application drop box in Enterprise Business Services (EBS) no later than Friday, January 20, 2023. If a transit system cannot complete and upload the certified statement by that date, please be in touch with your assigned Regional Grant Specialist.​

    FY23 ROAP 2nd Certified Statement


    December 1, 2022 - ​IMD opened the Call for Projects for the MPO Funding on December 1st, 2022.  Final application due date in EBS is March 31st, 2023.

    August 24, 2022 - IMD Grants Administration has released the FY24 Unified Grant Application checklist (updated 10/04/22) for your use in finalizing Phase II of the application process.

    Please complete and attach the checklist to each grant applications submitted in EBS. 


    August 17, 2022​ - With the recent delay in the State’s vehicle contract, the Integrated Mobility Division (IMD) will postpone opening the FY2024 Combined Capital grant application until Fall 2022 (Est opening on Nov 1st).

    IMD understands this action will impact the grant application requirement for the public hearing processes and may result in the need for two separate public hearings for the FY24 application cycle.

    In an effort to support our transit systems through the grant application process, IMD is offering two options for conducting public hearings to account for the delayed Combined Capital application:

    1.      Align all programs with one public hearing with all relevant program public hearing documents due with the combined capital application. The local match certification for all programs (finalized with the combined capital amount) may be submitted at that time.

    2.      Conduct a separate public hearing for the Combined Capital grant and submit a supporting Local Share Certificate showing the total amount of Combined Capital funds requested. 


    July 8, 2022 – FY24 5311 Admin applications will no longer require the minimum 2% marketing and promotions (G-Code 371)







  • Contacts

    Kenetta Spence
    ​Grant Administration Manager (Interim) 
    ​Integrated Mobility Division
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
    (919) 707-4673 (Office)
    kmspence1@ncdot.gov

    Carolyn M. Freitag
    Grants Administrator II
    Integrated Mobility Division
    North Carolina Department of Transportation
    (919) 707-4677 (Office)
    cmfreitag@ncdot.gov

    Contact your assigned Regional Grant Specialist here:

    Regional Grant Administration Contacts

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