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800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
E-Mail: recovery@ventura.org

Funding Categories

The following is the list of Federal grant programs being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some of this funding is based on a formula while other funding is competitive. The decision whether or not to submit a grant proposal for County-eligible competitive funds will be based on program guidelines and the Board of Supervisors’ policy for applying for and accepting grant funding.

Please visit the Ventura County Applications and Awards page for information about Ventura County’s formula awards and grant proposals to date.

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TRANSPORTATION

Grant: Highway Improvement Programs
Amount: $27.5 billion was included for Highway Infrastructure Investment.
Type: Funds are distributed by formula, with a portion of the funds within each State being sub allocated by population areas.
Administrator: state departments of transportation
Purpose: For transportation projects including resurfacing and pavement preservation projects, traffic signal system upgrades, bridge projects, transit projects and intelligent transportation systems.
Websites: http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/rebuilding-infrastructure
http://www.dot.gov/recovery/

Grant: Transit Capital Assistance
Amount: $8.4 billion was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Funds are distributed through the existing urban and rural transit formulas - 80% of the capital assistance funds are to be distributed through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) urbanized formula; 10% through their rural formula; and 10% through their growing states and high density formula
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration
Description: These funds will be used to purchase buses and equipment needed to provide additional public transportation service and to make improvements to intermodal and transit facilities
Website to find state and district #s: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9118.html

Grant: Fixed Guideway Modernization
Amount: $750 million was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Funds are allocated by a statutory formula to urbanized areas with rail systems that have been in operation for at least seven years.
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration / U.S. Department of Transportation
Purpose: These funds will be used for capital projects to modernize or improve existing fixed guideway systems, including purchase and rehabilitation of rolling stock, track, line equipment, structures, signals and communications, power equipment and substations, passenger stationsand terminals, security equipment and systems, maintenance facilities and equipment, operational support equipment including computer hardware and software, system extensions, and preventive maintenance.
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3558.html

Grant: Capital Investments Grants (New Starts & Small Starts)
Amount: $750 million was included for capital investment grants.
Type: Distributed on a discretionary basis for New Starts and Small Starts projects that are already in construction or are nearly ready to begin construction
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation Purpose: For light rail lines, rapid rail (heavy rail), commuter rail, automated fixed guideway system, or bus-way/high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3590.html

Grant: Transit Capital Assistance-Discretionary Grants
Amount: $6.9 billion was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Discretionary grants to public transit agencies to improve energy efficiency, and reduce costs and dependence on foreign oil.
Agency: Federal Transit Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9118.html

Grant: National Surface Transportation System - Discretionary Grants
Amount: $1.5 billion was included for discretionary grants for the National Surface Transportation System.
Type: Discretionary grants to be awarded to state and local governments or transit agencies on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Eligible projects include highway and bridge projects, public transportation projects, passenger and freight rail projects, and port infrastructure investments.
Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
Websites: http://www.dot.gov/
http://www.dot.gov/citizen_services/grants_loans/

Grant: Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail and Intercity Passenger Rail Service
Amount: $8 billion was included for Capital Assistance to States and the High Speed Passenger Rail Program.
Type: Discretionary grants for state government for capital improvements and planning activities necessary to support improved or new intercity passenger rail service
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
Websites: http://www.fra.dot.gov
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/1954

Grant: Capital Grants to Amtrak
Amount: $1.3 billion included for capital grants to Amtrak for security and non-security improvements.
Type: Grants will be given directly to Amtrak; no more than 60% will be spent in the NE corridor.
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
Purpose: To maintain and improve the national system of intercity passenger rail. In addition to security improvements, repair, rehabilitation, or upgrade of railroad assets or infrastructure, and for capital projects that expand passenger rail capacity including the rehabilitation of rolling stock (locomotives and passenger cars).
Websites: www.fra.dot.gov
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/30

Grant: Federal Aviation Administration - Competitive Grants to airports for infrastructure
improvements
Amount: $1.1 billion
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Purpose: Grants to airports who are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) for repairs and improving critical infrastructure to improve safety and reduce congestion
Website: http://www.faa.gov/recovery/

Grant: Federal Aviation Administration — Competitive Grants to improve FAA power systems
Amount: $200 million
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Purpose: Upgrade the FAA’s power system — $50 million, modernize aging air traffic control centers — $50 million, replace air traffic control centers and TRACONS — $80 million, install airport lighting, navigation and landing equipment — $20 million
Website: http://www.faa.gov/recovery/

Grant: Competitive Grants to Small Domestic Shipyards
Amount: $100 million
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Department of Transportation
Purpose: grants for investments and improvements
Website: http://www.dot.gov/recovery/

  
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WORKFORCE TRAINING - Job Training & Unemployment

Grants: Employment Training Services for Adults
Amount: $500 million
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Description: Funding to states to facilitate increased training of individuals for high-demand occupations
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/general_info.cfm

Grants: Dislocated Workers Employment and Training Services
Amount: $1.25 billion
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Description: Funds was to provide quality employment and training services to assist individuals in finding employment, and to help employers find the skilled.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/ETA_default.cfm?#

Grants: Employment Training Services for Youths
Amount: $1.2 billion
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Description: Funds to create summer employment opportunities for people under 24 years old.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/

Grants: Employment Services
Amount: $250 million
Type: States will receive formula funds.
Description: Funding for reemployment services to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/Wagner_Peyser.cfm

Grants: Dislocated Worker Assistance
Amount: $200 million
Office: Employment & Training Administration
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
Type: Competitive grants
Description: These funds will allow the Secretary of Labor to award national emergency grants to respond to plant closings, mass layoffs and other worker dislocations.
Websites: http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/
http://www.doleta.gov/grants/

Grants: YouthBuild
Amount: $50 million
Type: Formula funds and competitive grants
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
Description: Provides services for at-risk youth, who gain education and occupational credentials while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/

Grants: Green Jobs Training
Amount: $500 million
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration
Type: Competitive Grants
Description: These funds are designated for projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy as described in the Green Jobs Act of 2007.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/

Grants: Community Service Employment for Older Americans
Amount: $120 million
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration
Type: Formula funds and competitive grants - Nonprofits may apply
Description: Funding for part-time employment opportunities for low income seniors.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/seniors/

Grants: Job Corps Program
Amount: $250 million
Office: Office of Job Corps
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor
Type: Competitive Grants
Description: The funds will support construction and modernization of a network of residential facilities serving at-risk youth.
Website: http://www.jobcorps.gov/

Grants: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers
Amount: Reauthorizes all TAA programs until Dec. 31 2010, increases funding to states by $575 million.
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor - Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance
Type: Discretionary grants
Description: Fund to help workers at firms who have become (or are threatened to become) fully or partially separated from employment due to trade with foreign countries.
Website: http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/WhoWeServe.cfm

  
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FOOD ASSISTANCE

Grants: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Amount: $19.9 billion
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Purpose: To supplement states’ existing food stamp program.
Description: Funds will temporarily increase benefits provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and help cover administrative and management costs.
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/snap.htm
State Contacts: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/contact_info/hotlines.htm

Grants: Senior Nutrition Programs
Amount: $100 million
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services through the Administration on Aging
Purpose: To provide for an additional amount of funds for "Aging Services Programs."
Description: Programs that bring seniors together to eat in group settings and deliver nutritional and dietary safe meals to seniors.
Website: http://www.aoa.gov/

Grants: School Lunch Program
Amount: $100 million
Type: States will receive formula funding and provide competitive grants within the state.
Agency: Department of Agriculture through USDA
Purpose: To carry out a grant program for National School Lunch Program equipment assistance.
Description: Federal school meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/

Grants: Emergency Food Assistance
Amount: $150 million
Type: States will receive formula funding.
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Description: TEFAP provides USDA commodities to states, who distribute food through local emergency food providers.
Purpose: To provide for costs associated with the distribution of commodity foods.
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/

Grants: Supplemental WIC Nutrition Program
Amount: $500 million
Type: Allocated as the Secretary deems necessary.
Agency: Department of Agriculture through USDA
Description: WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income women, infants, and children who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Purpose: To support participation should cost or participation exceed budget estimates.
Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/default.htm

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