Transportation Project Solicitation
The Salem Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting transportation projects to apply for approximately $5 million dollars in federal funds for the SKATS federal fiscal year (FY) 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Applications are to be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017 to be eligible for consideration for funding.
Applicants must be a tax-funded public agency that can enter into a contract with ODOT, with some restrictions, to be eligible to receive funding. A minimum 10.27 percent match is required. Private entities or non-profit organizations may apply as co-applicants in partnership with a public agency. Projects eligible for funding must be within the SKATS MPO boundary, be on the regional transportation system (with some exceptions), and be included in, or consistent with, the SKATS Regional Transportation System Plan (RTSP). See the application instruction materials for project eligibility requirements.
Application materials are available here or by contacting Karen Odenthal at 503-540-1608 or email@example.com.
Information on the 2017-2018 Update to the SKATS FY 2018-2021 TIP is available here.
The current schedule of events is (subject to change):
|Notice of application availability||August 1, 2017|
|Complete the applications||August - October, 2017|
|Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting – Project summary presentations||October 10, 2017|
|Applications Due to SKATS||October 13, 2017|
|TAC members individual scoring of projects||October-November, 2017|
|Public input via interactive map||October-November, 2017|
|TAC Meeting -|
Initial evaluation and prioritization of projects
|November 14, 2017|
|Policy Committee (PC) Meeting – Presentation of projects||November 28, 2017|
|Scoping of Projects by ODOT||November - December, 2017|
|TAC Meeting -Recommend project and alternate list||January 9, 2018|
|PC Meeting - Review and release for public review||January 23, 2018|
|30-day public review period as required by the SKATS Public Participation Plan||January 23, 2018 – February 27, 2018|
|PC public hearing and decision||February 27, 2018|
|Award Notification||March 2018|