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Highway Training and Education

National Highway Institute NHI Training Program Local Technical Assistance Program/Tribal Technical Assistance Program LTAP, TTAP Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program DDETFP Transportation Education Development Program TEDP Garrett A Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program GAMTTEP
Number: 20.215
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
20.215 Highway Training and Education
Federal Agency (030):
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation
Authorization (040):
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century , Public Law 112-141, 23 U.S.C 504.
Objectives (050):
National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Program: To develop and administer, in cooperation with those in the highway community, educational, training, and technical assistance programs for the Federal Highway Administration, State and local highway agency employees, as well as the private sector and members of international organizations. Local Technical Assistance Program: To provide training and professional development services to local agencies and tribal governments with road management and safety responsibilities. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): To attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Transportation Education Development Program: To develop and implement innovative transportation education and workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): To improve the preparation of students, particularly women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through curriculum development and other transportation-related activities.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements; TRAINING
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
National Highway Institute: Funds provided to support program/course development and delivery. Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP): Funds provided to support an LTAP Center in each state, Puerto Rico, and seven regional Tribal Technical Assistance Centers. Eisenhower Fellowship Program: Funds provided to primarily university graduate students to support studies in transportation related areas. Transportation Education Development Program: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to “institutions of higher education” defined as an institution that provides at least 2 years of curriculum and offers, as a minimum, a certificate upon completion of the course work. GAMTTEP: Funds are provided on a competitive basis to state and local education agencies. States may use, with FHWA approval, funds from any one of four core programs that include the National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program, and Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality to support any of NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP,GAMTTFEP or state initiated training, education or workforce development programs. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP: Core program funds may be used to support participation (excluding salaries) at 100% federal funding in connection with the education and training activities. Eisenhower Fellowships Program: Funds are to be used to support student tuition and associated costs. Funds cannot be used to support university overhead or indirect costs. NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP and GAMTTEP: Core funds (NHPP, STP, HSIP, CMAQ) may be used at the discretion of state transportation agencies with Federal Highway Administration approval. State Planning and Research funds are also available, at the discretion of the state, to support LTAP/TTAP Centers Program.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies, private sector transportation company employees participate in NHI courses. DDETFP: Some restrictions apply. Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S. university or college in a transportation-related discipline participate. TEDP: Private sector entities may enter into a partnership agreement with TEDP grantees. GAMTTEP: Local educational agencies and State educational agencies, which may enter into a partnership agreement with institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
None.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. LTAP: LTAP Centers established through 5 year agreements with state transportation departments. DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP provided in Request for Applications set forth on Grants.gov. Cooperative Agreements for TTAP Centers are directly with FHWA on a five year cycle. TEDP and GAMTTEP application procedures through Office of Acquisitions established processes. The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): Students may apply to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of Technology Partnership Programs (TPP) to compete for three award categories; annually for the Eisenhower Graduate, Grants for Research Fellowships, and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships. The remaining Eisenhower Fellowships are competed at participating MIHEs, Community Colleges and universities designed for “People Living with Disabilities”. MIHEs include the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCs) and selected applications are forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of Technology Partnership Programs (TPP) for final selection
Award Procedure (093):
Awards are made annually for the academic year for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program by the Director, Technology Partnership Programs and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the Office of Technical Services based on recommendations by an application review panel. Awards for the Transportation Education Development Program are made on the basis of competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program are made on the basis of competitive review by the Office of Acquisitions.
Deadlines (094):
Nov 15, 2013 to Feb 15, 2014: DDETFP Graduate Fellowships: annually by mid-February. NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP Graduate Fellowships and Grants for Research Fellowships: annually by mid-February; DDETFP HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs: annually, deadlines vary. Grants for Research Fellowships and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships: Open until filled. GAMTTEP: Varies, but usually March.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP: 3 months (applicants acceptance/rejection period).
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
NHI Training Program: None. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program: as applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 100.%. LTAP Centers must match federal funds at 100%. TTAPs are not required to match federal funds.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs; Masters degree awards, up to 2 years, not to exceed 3 years, in duration; and PhD Awards, up to 3 years-not to exceed 5 years in duration; and Bachelors degree, 1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NHI, LTAP, DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP funds are allotted to Office of Technical Services (OTS) through an Advice of Funds. LTAP: OTS Technology Partnership Programs allocates funds in equal amounts to FHWA Divisions that in turn provide to state transportation departments for LTAP Center management through agreements between the state and Center organization. DDETFP: lump sum. TEDP and GAMTTEP awards are provided for in Cooperative Agreements, with funds released to grantees based on invoices submitted and approved through the FHWA Office of Acquisitions.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
NHI; N/A LTAP; State transportation agency reports generally required on a periodic basis.: DDETFP, TEDP, GAMTTEP reports provided generally quarterly, based on requirements set forth in Cooperative Agreements. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits (112):
Not Applicable.
Records (113):
Participating agencies must keep records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $20,456,007; FY 13 est $10,690,000; and FY 14 est $11,000,000 - FY 2013 -- FY13 and 14 funding provided through MAP-21 legislation. Remaining unobligated balances from prior years may be available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Not Applicable.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
NHI Training Program: 23 CFR, "Highways." DDETFP: The first guidelines for the DDETFP were issued in August 1992. National guidelines are reissued annually in the program announcement by the University and Grants Programs, Technology Partnership Programs, Office of Technical Services.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. State-level (division) offices of the Federal Highway Administration as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office (152):
Mike Burke 1310 N. Courthouse Rd, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22201 Phone: (703) 235-0500.
Website Address (153):
http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
National Highway Institute Courses conducted fill major agency needs as defined by high priority areas, and are presented within time, staff, and budget constraints. LTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for local agencies;. TTAP: Ability to staff, develop and deliver an effective training and professional development program for tribal governments;. DDETFP: fellowships are awarded on competition on the basis of demonstrated merit, including pursuit of transportation related careers, academic credentials, academic recommendations, and study proposal. TEDP: Selections through competition based on quality of proposals and ability to develop and/or delivery innovative workforce development programs at all levels of transportation. GAMTTEP: Selections through competitions based on quality of proposals relative to innovative transportation education programs for underrepresented groups at K-12 grade levels.