PRIME GRANT

TX-2022-047

Project Grant

OVERVIEW

Government Description
THIS IS A FY2021 SECTION 5307 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING APPLICATION (HOUSTON UZA) IN THE AMOUNT $137370703 REPRESENTING 100% FEDERAL SHARE OF THE TOTAL ELIGIBLE AMOUNT. THIS APPLICATION UTILIZES ARP FUNDING TO PREVENT PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS. THE APPLICATION SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDES OPERATING ASSISTANCE. FUNDING WAS COMPETITIVELY AWARDED UNDER THE FY2021 AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (ARP) ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING PROGRAM DISCRETIONARY ID: D2022-RPAU-031.FUNDING WAS ALLOCATED TO METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY (METRO). A SPLIT LETTER IS NOT NEEDED. PURPOSE: THE PURPOSE OF THIS AWARD IS TO COVER FUNDING SHORTFALLS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.ACTIVITIES TO BE PERFORMED: FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE EXPENSES (NET FARE REVENUES) INCURRED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 01 2022 THAT ARE ELIGIBLE AS OPERATING EXPENSES UNDER ARP. FUNDS WILL ALSO BE USED FOR OPERATING EXPENSES INCLUDING SUCH COSTS AS: OPERATORS/CONDUCTORS OPERATING CREW MEMBERS ROUTE SCHEDULERS DISPATCHERS INSTRUCTORS TIMEKEEPERS SERVICE STAFF (E.G. CLEANERS FUELERS) MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL (E.G. MECHANICS BODY SHOP WORKERS) AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR OPERATIONS EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING EMPLOYEES PERFORMING MAINTENANCE). ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IS AN ADMINISTRATIVELY AUTHORIZED ABSENCE FROM DUTY WITHOUT LOSS OF PAY OR REDUCTION IN AN EMPLOYEES AVAILABLE LEAVE. FUNDS WILL ALSO GO TOWARDS FUEL AND ITEMS HAVING A USEFUL LIFE OF LESS THAN ONE YEAR INCLUDING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING SUPPLIES.EXPECTED OUTCOMES: FUNDING WILL PERMIT METRO TO CONTINUE PROVIDING OPERATIONS.INTENDED BENEFICIARIES: THIS FUNDING WILL HELP FACILITATE AND ENSURE THAT SAFE TRANSIT SERVICES REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR RIDERS TRAVELING TO AND FROM JOBS HEALTH CARE AND OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES. PAYROLL AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS WILL BE PRIORITIZED TO OPERATE MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THIS FUNDING WILL ALSO ASSIST IN ENSURING METRO AVOIDS LAYOFFS AND SERVICE RESTRICTIONS WHICH DISPROPORTIONATELY HARM WORKERS WHO ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEPEND ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. OVERALL THIS FUNDING WILL ALLOW THE METRO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO BECOME AND REMAIN MORE RESILIENT.SUBRECIPIENT ACTIVITIES: N/A THE RECIPIENT AGREES THAT IF IT RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) OR THROUGH A PASS-THROUGH ENTITY THROUGH THE ROBERT T. STAFFORD DISASTER RELIEF AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE ACT A DIFFERENT FEDERAL AGENCY OR INSURANCE PROCEEDS FOR ANY PORTION OF A PROJECT ACTIVITY APPROVED FOR FTA FUNDING UNDER THIS GRANT AGREEMENT IT WILL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO FTA AND REIMBURSE FTA FOR ANY FEDERAL SHARE THAT DUPLICATES FUNDING PROVIDED BY FEMA ANOTHER FEDERAL AGENCY OR AN INSURANCE COMPANY.PER ARP THE PROJECT IN THIS APPLICATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE PROGRAMMED IN THE LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN OR STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.METRO HAS DEEMED THAT THE REQUIREMENT TO EXPEND AT LEAST ONE PERCENT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SECURITY PROJECTS IS UNNECESSARY. CURRENT ANNUAL SECURITY PROJECTS EXCEED THE 1% REQUIREMENT BECAUSE SECURITY EXPENSES HAVE BEEN FUNDED FROM LOCAL OTHER FTA AND DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS.THIS GRANT WILL NOT OVERLAP WITH ANY OTHER GRANT FUNDED OPERATING ASSISTANCE.THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (POP) END DATE OCCURS PRIOR TO THE DRAWDOWN DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30 2029.
Awarding Agency
Place of Performance
Texas United States
Geographic Scope
State-Wide
Related Opportunity
None
Notes
COVID-19 $137,370,703 (100%) percent of this Project Grant was funded by COVID-19 emergency acts including the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Metropolitan Transit Authority Of Harris County was awarded Project Grant TX-2022-047 worth $137,370,703 from the FTA Office of Budget and Policy in August 2022. The grant has a duration of 6 years 10 months and was awarded through assistance program 20.507 Federal Transit Formula Grants.

STATUS
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 8/15/22

Period of Performance
8/9/22
Start Date
6/1/29
End Date
12.0% Complete

Funding Split
$137.4M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$137.4M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

ADDITIONAL DETAIL

Award ID FAIN
TX-2022-047
SAI Number
TX-2022-047-00-20.507
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Other
Awarding Office
6974U7 REGION 6 DOT FTA
Funding Office
693JJ8 OFFICE OF BUDGET AND POLICY(TBP)
Performance District
TX-90
Senators
John Cornyn
Ted Cruz
Modified: 8/15/22