This new program, which will be administered by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), allows small and disadvantaged businesses to apply to be reimbursed for bonding premiums and fees incurred when competing for, or performing on, transportation infrastructure projects funded by ARRA. The program will be especially helpful for businesses with traditionally less working capital than larger contractors.
Certifications Required by Sections 1201, 1511, and 1607
State and local governments and agencies must complete several certifications required under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
These include section 1201, Maintenance of Effort; section 1511, Transparency and Oversight; and section 1607, Additional Funding Distribution and Assurance of Appropriate Use of Funds.
In the case of section 1511, the certification must be made and posted before funds are received.
The listing of States and their equivalent below, when clicked, make available the certifications received to date from those governments.
The “Other” link at the end of the listing makes available certifications from other entities, such as cities, counties, airports and regional transit operators.
U.S. DOT Guidance on Recovery Act Certifications
Secretary LaHood’s February 27, 2009 Letter
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued guidance on February 27, 2009, requesting action by the Nation’s Governors to make certifications and other assurances that the funding made available under the Recovery Act will be spent for worthy infrastructure projects.
View the letter: PDF
Formula Block Grants
On-Demand Recovery-related Videos
Collection of Federal Register Notices for the Recovery Act releated to the US Department of Transportation.
The Recovery Act and related guidance include several provisions that require DOT to take steps beyond standard practice, including reporting, information collection, budget execution, risk management, and specific action related to award type. Below are weekly financial report organized by DOT administration, award type and total obligations.
Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia far exceeded the $600 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) II dollars the U.S. Department of Transportation can award for infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit and ports, Secretary Ray LaHood announced today. The announcement followed the August deadline for submissions.