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Guidance Manual

Financial Assistance Guidance Manual

This document provides procedural guidance to be followed in the award and monitoring of financial assistance awarded by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) with the objective of setting a standardized process for grant processing and management. For the purpose of this manual, financial assistance means the forms of assistance that provide funds to eligible recipients, e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, and assistance-type other transactions. Included in the manual are policies, guidelines, and instructions for performing specific activities associated with all stages of the financial assistance or grants management process.