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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 12/12/2011

NOTICE TO CONGRESS OF DOT DISCRETIONARY GRANT AWARDS: This notification is provided to the Committee pursuant to one of the following requirements governing the public announcement of a Department of Transportation discretionary grant, letter of intent, or Federal Transit Administration full funding grant agreement:

      (1) Currently applicable General Provision of the Appropriations Act or Continuing Resolution governing Department of Transportation appropriations, containing a prohibition on the use of funds made available unless the Secretary notifies the House and Senate Committees on Appropriation not less than three full business days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement totaling $1,000,000 or more is announced by the Department or its modal administrations (A) any discretionary grant program of the Federal Highway Administration including the emergency relief program; (B) the Airport Improvement Program of the Federal Aviation Administration; (C) any grant from the Federal Railroad Administration; or (D) and program of the Federal Transit Administration other than formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs.

     (2) Section 159(b) of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21).

     (3) Section 5334(k) of title 49, United States Code.


Title: US DOT’s FY 2011 National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER III Discretionary Grants Program: Capital Grants
Grant Amount: $ 10,920,000.00
This project would design and construct the Riverfront Loop supplementing the Phase 1 route of the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Congressional members affected:

Steve Chabot
Brad Wenstrup

Senators affected:

Sherrod Brown
Rob Portman
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