12. If a subrecipient’s project is selected for funding, should the State Department of Transportation or another designated recipient work with the subrecipient to administer the grant funding process in FTA’s Transit Award Management System (TrAMS)?
Yes. If a subrecipient is awarded funding under the HOPE Program, it is advantageous for the State DOT or designated recipient of FTA funding with experience in FTA’s Transit Award Management System (TrAMS), to administer grant processing for the subrecipient, particularly if the subrecipient does not have experience administering a grant directly. In such cases, it is advisable for the subrecipient to discuss this possible role with the State or designated recipient before they submit their application in Grants.Gov.