Purpose. To provide planning assistance to Metropolitan Planning
Terms and Conditions. All MPOs must complete an application as
outlined in Administrative Guide For Transit Planning Assistance Under the FTA
Section 8 Program for Georgia Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The
applicant must also adhere to all FTA regulations outlined in Circular
Recipients. Designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations that have the
legal authority to receive and dispense Federal funds.
Criteria for Award.
Applicants must submit a grant application to Georgia Department of
Transportation (GDOT) along with a Budget Information Form outlining the
planning elements identified in the Unified Planning Work Program. Prior to
grant request, these planning elements are approved by the MPO process. The
consolidated grant application on behalf of all MPOs is submitted to FTA for
Deadlines. Section 8 grant applications are submitted to GDOT no later
than March 1st of each year. They are typically submitted to FTA on April 1st
and are approved on June 30th. Information relating to this grant program may
be obtained from the Georgia Department of transportation, Office of Intermodal
Programs, 276 Memorial Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3743.