Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 22-1474    Version: 1
Agenda section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/2/2022 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action:
Agenda item title: Federal Transit Administration Grant Award for FY2023 Section 5307 Funds Apportioned to Daphne - Fairhope, Alabama Urbanized Area
Attachments: 1. FY2023 5307 Grant Agreement (REDACTED)

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  9/20/2022

Item Status:   New

From: Ann Simpson, Director of Transportation, BRATS

Submitted by:  Ann Simpson, Director of Transportation, BRATS

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ITEM TITLE

Title

Federal Transit Administration Grant Award for FY2023 Section 5307 Funds Apportioned to Daphne - Fairhope, Alabama Urbanized Area

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

As related to the FY2023 Section 5307 Urban Transportation Grant Program, take the following actions:

1)  Accept the Grant Agreement identified as Federal Award Identification Number: AL-2022-021-00 in the amount of $1,016,500.00 in Federal Funding; and

2)  Authorize the Chairman to execute the Grant Agreement; and

3)  Authorize the Director of Transportation to execute the award electronically through the required web-based portal “Transit Award Management System (TrAMS) using a personal identification number on behalf of the Baldwin County Commission.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Background:  The Baldwin Regional Area Transit System is primarily funded by two FTA grant programs, the 5307-Transit Program for Urban Areas and the 5311-Transit Program for Rural Areas. The transit service for the urbanized area of Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort, and portions of Loxley are included in the 5307-Urban Grant Program.

 

Previous Commission action/date: 

 

July 19, 2022 - Agenda File # 22-1167, BCC authorized the Baldwin Regional Area Transit System (BRATS) staff to submit the Fiscal Year 2023 Section 5307 Urban Transportation Grant Application to the FTA electronically through the required web-based portal “Transit Award Management System” (TrAMS).

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation: 

FY2023 5307 Urban Transportation Grant Application total: $1,340,000.00

Federal funding portion awarded: $1,016,500.00

Baldwin County Commission local match required: $145,500

City of Loxley local match required for Loxley Transit Shelter: $178,000

 

Budget line item(s) to be used:  N/A

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  N/A

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

N/A

 

Reviewed/approved by:  N/A

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  N/A

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Administration Staff and BRATS Staff

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed): 

1.  Administration Staff to have Grant Agreement executed by Chair.

 

2.  Administration Staff to e-mail copy of executed Grant Agreement to Ann Simpson with copies to:

a.  Sarah Sislak, ESMPO Coordinator shart@baldwincountyal.gov

b.  Kathy McHugh, Grants Administration, kathy.mchugh@baldiwnoucntyal.gov

c.  Katrina Taylor, Grants Coordinator, katrina.taylor@baldiwncountyal.gov

d.  Tiffany Givens, Grants Technician, tiffany.givens@baldwincountyal.gov

 

3.  Upon receipt of executed Grant Agreement, Ann Simpson, Director of Transportation, to accept the award electronically through the FTA Transit Award Management System (TrAMS).

 

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A