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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 09/23/2013

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, Continuing Resolution, or Supplemental Appropriation 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 at least three full business days before the Department or its operating administrations announces any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement from: (A) any discretionary grant or federal credit program of the FHWA, including the emergency relief program; (B) the airport improvement program of the FAA; (C) any program of the FRA; (D) any program of the FTA other than the formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs; (E) any program of the Maritime Administration; or (F) any funding provided under the heading "National Infrastructure Investments" in the Appropriations Act;

(2) Section 311 of title 49, United States Code;

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

(4) Section 5334(j) of title 49, United States Code.


Title: UTC Grant - University of Central Florida
Grant Amount: $ 1,414,100.00
The UTC consortium at the University of Central Florida will also include the following schools: Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL); University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI). The awards are made to the lead institutions and the members of each consortium will determine how the funds will be distributed among the universities in the consortium.

The University of Central Florida has a strategic goal of Environmental Sustainability, and will use a $1,414,100 grant to transform the county’s transportation network into a fully integrated “smart” electric vehicle deployment system coupled with a “smart” electric grid.

Congressional members affected:

Stephanie Murphy
Darren Soto

Senators affected:

Marco Rubio
Bill Nelson
Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.