Grant Awards and Cooperative Agreements

ICR 202107-2130-004

OMB: 2130-0615

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
2130-0615 202107-2130-004
Received in OIRA 202008-2130-002
Grant Awards and Cooperative Agreements
Revision of a currently approved collection   Yes
Regular 10/05/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 01/31/2024
6,570 6,496
20,186 88,295
0 0

This is a voluntary reporting collection open to all Railroads and local and state governments, and is used for administering the FRA Grants Management Program. Frequency of reporting varies depending upon the stage of the grant process (award, maintenance or close out). All reporting is directed to FRA when submitted. This is a revision to a currently approved collection. The purpose of the program: FRA solicits grant applications for viable projects including, but not limited to, preconstruction planning activities, safety improvements, congestion relief, improvement of grade crossings, rail line relocation, as well as projects that encourage development, expansion, and upgrades to passenger and freight rail infrastructure and services. Funded projects are those that meet FRA and government wide evaluation standards and align with the President’s key strategic transportation goals to create safe and efficient transportation choices, build a foundation for economic competitiveness, promote energy efficiency and environmental quality, and support interconnected livable communities. FRA administers award agreements for both construction and non-construction projects that will result in service benefits or other tangible improvements in rail corridors. These projects include completion of preliminary engineering, environmental research and development, final design, and construction.

PL: Pub.L. 110 - 329 10 Name of Law: The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
   PL: Pub.L. 109 - 59 9002 Name of Law: SAFETEA-LU
   PL: Pub.L. 110 - 432 105 Name of Law: Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
   PL: Pub.L. 111 - 5 12 Name of Law: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 26771 05/17/2021
86 FR 41535 08/02/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Applicant Financial Capability Questionnaire FRA F 251 Applicant Financial Capability Questionnaire
Application for Federal Assistance SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
Assurances for Construction Programs SF 424D Assurances for Construction Programs
Assurances for Non-Construction Programs SF 424B Assurance - Non-Construction Programs
Budget Information for Construction Programs SF 424C Budget Information - Construction Programs
Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs SF 424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs
Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying FRA F 30 Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Environmental Process FRA F 217 Categorical Exclusion Worksheet
Federal Financial Report SF 425 Federal Financial Report
Final Performance Report FRA F 33 Grant/Cooperative Agreement Final Performance Report
Grant Adjustment Request Form (GARF) FRA F 31 Grant Adjustment Request Form (GARF)
Grant Application Form (FRA F 35) FRA F 35 Grant Application Form
NIST Manufacturing & Buy America Component FRA F 229 NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Supplier Scouting - Item Opportunity Synopsis
Payment Summary Spreadsheet FRA F 252 Payment Summary Spreadsheet
Quarterly Progress Report FRA F 34 Quaterly Progress Report
Request for Advance or Reimbursement SF 270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement
Service Outcome Agreement (SOA) Annual Reporting FRA F 32 Service Outcome Agreement (SOA) Annual Reporting

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 6,570 6,496 0 74 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 20,186 88,295 0 -68,109 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
FRA is revising FRA Form 217, Categorical Exclusion Worksheet with this submission. The total number of burden hours requested for the submission of Form 217 is 75 burden hours. This represents a decrease of 7,725 burden hours due to the adjusted number of expected responses to form FRA F 217, as well as the removal of the time of analysis for the form, as explained in detail below. FRA removed the Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Assessment requirements as part of this collection, as explained in detail w/in the Supporting Statement. FRA also separated burden hours from Form FRA F 229 and the Buy America Component so that the form is stand alone. While this did not change the burden hours in total, it did more accurately separate the hours from the form and the Buy America non-form components. FRA reviewed and corrected the total hours to complete the Waiver Request Narrative. The total cost to the Federal Government increased due to revised OPM salary adjustments which were effective January 2021, as explained in Question #14 of the Supporting Statement..

Michael Longley 202 493-6377 [email protected]

  There are no changes to use expect use of any noted Common Form usage.
Agency/Sub Agency RCF ID RCF Title RCF Status IC Title

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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