Resources and Templates for Grantees

Federal and State References and Guidance

  • FTA's Circular Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program Guidance and Application Instructions (as of June 6, 2014).
  • Federal Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Assistance Programs
  • Title VI (Nondiscrimination Program)
    • All sub-recipients of FTA funds are required to have a Title VI Program in place to ensure nondiscrimination and to resubmit it every 3 years during the duration of a project. In order to meet the FTA Title VI requirements, your organization must submit the following components by providing your organization's Title VI Plan (view a Title VI template) plus any other accompanying documents to ensure each item below is represented:

      • - Title VI Policy Statement

      • - Nondiscrmination Assurance to COG/TPB

      • - Title VI Rights Complaint Form and Procedures: Your organization's procedures for notifying the public of Title VI rights, instructions on how to file a discrimination complaint and procedures for how a complaint is handled and reported.

      • - Language Assistance Plan: Provisions outlining how your organization will address the needs of non-English speakers, including but not limited to translation of pertinent information for accessing services

  • Title VI Complaint Status Report
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
    • All subrecipients must confirm to COG/DBE that they will comply with DBE requirements applicable to all DOT-assisted contracts and their administration by executing DBE Assurances.

    • Any subrecipient who receives FTA funds in excess of $250,000 for planning, capital, or operating assistance (excluding transit vehicle purchases) within a Federal fiscal year (10/1 - 9/30), and will use those funds for awarding prime contracts, is required to have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Plan in place to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of purchase orders and contracts funded with FTA dollars. The DBE Program Statement will help determine applicability to your organization. If applicable, you must either adopt COG/TPB’s DBE Program Policy or submit your organization’s approved DBE Program Policy in order to meet the FTA’s DBE requirements. See the FTA site for more information on DBE requirements: Disadvantage Business Enterprise reporting requirements.