2018 Updates Released for LAPM and LAPG

2018 updates of the Local Assistance of Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) have been released by the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance. To read more about these updates, click here.

FTA DBE Reports and Shortfall Analysis

With triennial and state reviews coming up in 2018, it is important to review the two most common findings that people miss when conducting their reviews: uniform reports and shortfall analysis!  Check out the links down below for important information and guidance regarding these two areas. To find out more information on uniform reports, click here. To find out more …

Caltrans LAPM 2017 Edition

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. Each annual release will have …

The Transit Award Management System (TrAMS): FTA’s Next Generation of TEAM

Welcome to the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS), FTA’s platform to award and manage federal grants. TrAMS was created to provide greater efficiency and improved transparency and accountability and replaces the TEAM platform. New 60-day Inactivity Lockout Requirement FTA is implementing a new security feature to the platform that houses both TrAMS and the National Transit Database (NTD). The security …

FTA DBE Reporting Module

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Reporting Module How individuals with the TEAM Civil Rights and DBE Reporter roles work in TrAMS. View the PowerPoint Presentation from the March 29, 2016 and April 6, 2016 Stakeholders Sessions. DBE Reporting Module.pdf   https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grantee-resources/teamtrams/disadvantaged-business-enterprise-reporting-module

FTA Recipient Reporting Requirements

Recipient Reporting Requirements – Tasks Launch for FFR, MPR, and DBE Reports   This is a friendly reminder that on Friday, April 1 TrAMS will launch tasks that allows users to complete their monthly or quarterly Federal Financial Reports (FFR), monthly or quarterly Milestone Progress Reports (MPR) and semi-annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) reports.  Each task has an associated email …

FTA’s 2016 Certifications and Assurances

FTA’s 2016 Certifications and Assurances have been loaded into TrAMS, so your recipient organization may now review and PIN its FY 2016 Certifications and Assurances (C&As) in TrAMS. This message is being distributed to officials, attorneys, and points of contact for grants. If you serve in more than one of those roles, you will receive multiple notifications. The Certifications and …

FTA TrAMS Training Sessions

Full Slate of TrAMS Training Sessions Now Open Following the launch of the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS) to award and manage federal funding, FTA is hosting a series of training sessions to help users become proficient with the new system. Many planned webinars are now open for registration. Please only register under one email address, as space is limited. TrAMS …

U.S. DOT Official DBE Program Q&A: Reporting Requirements

GUIDANCE ON COMPLETING THE ONGOING PAYMENTS PORTION OF THE UNIFORM REPORT OF DBE COMMITMENTS/AWARDS AND PAYMENTS Section C of the Uniform Report is designed to capture information on current actual payments made to DBEs for work performed on ongoing federally-assisted contracts. This payment data provides a “snapshot” of dollars actually paid to DBEs as compared to dollars committed or awarded to …