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File #: 73468    Version: 1 Name: U.S. DOT Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2022 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Enactment date: 9/22/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00656
Title: Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for an Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program Discretionary Grant with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the 13(c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Erik Paulson, Regina M. Vidaver, Sheri Carter, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Nasra Wehelie
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the application and execution of a $670,000 Areas of Persistent Poverty Program Discretionary Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to support planning work related to North-South Bus Rapid Transit. The grant funds and local match are included within the 2023 Executive Capital Budget within the Transportation Department's North-South Bus Rapid Transit capital program.

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Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for an Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program Discretionary Grant with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the 13(c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.

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The Areas of Persistent Poverty Discretionary program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects that assist areas of persistent poverty. Under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code and FY20 & FY21 Consolidated Appropriations Acts, $16.26 million in funds were made available for this program. The City of Madison was awarded $670,000 for planning work for Madison’s BRT Green Line, bringing a much higher quality of transit service to low income neighborhoods on Madison’s north and south sides.

WHEREAS, The United States Department of Transportation recently awarded the City of Madison’s Metro Transit Division a highly competitive Areas of Persistent Poverty Discretionary grant to support the planning work for Madison’s BRT Green Line, bringing a much higher quality of transit service to low income neighborhoods on Madison’s north and south sides; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 67119 passed on October 5, 2021 Supporting Madison Metro's Areas of Persistent Poverty Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration indicated that “if the Federal Transit Administration awards the City...

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