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Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Designated Institutions of Higher Education

Type: Posted • Opportunity: 693JJ322NF5202-2024

Description

The purpose of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition is to stimulate interest among students attending an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) or community college to: conduct transportation-related research, pursue transportation-related degrees, enter the transportation workforce, and enhance the breadth, scope and diversity of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The DDETFP Local Competition provides funding for students to pursue associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines in all modes of transportation. The MSIs and community colleges are encouraged to apply to administer the DDETFP Local Competition at their IHE. The IHE must be accredited by a federally-recognized accrediting agency and must be located within the United States or its territories.

Background
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition aims to stimulate interest among students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges to conduct transportation-related research, pursue transportation-related degrees, enter the transportation workforce, and enhance the breadth, scope, and diversity of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The program provides funding for students to pursue associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines in all modes of transportation.

Grant Details
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is requesting applications for the administration of the DDETFP Local Competition at designated Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation. The FHWA expects approximately $1 million to be made available for the DDETFP Local Competition in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 through 2026 from amounts authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (Pub. L. 117-58). The FHWA anticipates Federal funding up to a total amount of $5 million during the 5-year time frame, subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for the administration of the DDETFP Local Competition are Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) that must be currently designated as one of the Minority Serving Institutions identified in Attachment 1 or a community college. The IHE must be accredited by a federally recognized accrediting Agency and must be located within the U.S. or its Territories.

Period of Performance
The period of performance for each resulting agreement will be up to one year from the effective date of the Agreement.

Grant Value
The FHWA expects approximately $1 million to be made available for the DDETFP Local Competition in each FY 2022 through 2026 from amounts authorized in the BIL (Pub. L. 117-58). The FHWA anticipates selecting up to 50 DDETFP Local Competition fellowship programs as a result of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in each FY 2022 through 2026. From FY 2022 through FY 2026, the FHWA anticipates Federal funding up to a total amount of $5 million may be made available for these awards, subject to the availability of funds.

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/29/24 Federal Highway Administration posted grant opportunity 693JJ322NF5202-2024 for Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Designated Institutions of Higher Education with funding of $1.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 20.215 Highway Training and Education. It is expected that 50 total grants will be made worth between $1,500 and $50,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 23 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 29, 2024, 10:39 a.m. EST
Version
7
Archive Date
April 17, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Asian and Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (API), and Community Colleges (CC). The IHE must be accredited by a federally-recognized accrediting agency and must be located within the United States or its Territories.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$50,000
Floor
$1,500
Estimated Program Funding
$1,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
50

Contacts

Contact
Latoya T Jones Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
fhwa_ugp@dot.gov
Contact Phone
(205) 887-4469

Documents

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