FY20 Short Line Safety Institute Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327235
Opportunity Number: FR-RRD-20-001
Opportunity Title: FY20 Short Line Safety Institute Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.313
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Only the Short Line Safety Institute is eligible to apply for this announcement.
Agency Code: DOT-FRA
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
DOT – Federal Railroad Administration
Posted Date: May 20, 2020
Close Date: May 29, 2020 No Explanation
Last Updated Date: May 20, 2020
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This is a Congressional appropriation to fund the Short Line Safety Institute (Institute), a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is, "to provide the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety performance of short line and regional railroads through voluntary, non-punitive partnerships." The Institute's Strategic goals are to enhance and improve safety practices and to increase the short line and regional railroad industry's culture of commitment to safety. The Institute will address these strategic goals through Four Pillars of activities: safety culture assessments, education and training, research, and communications.
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