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  •  Can't point to exact funding provisions (9+ / 0-)

    but since this is coming through a Recovery Act grant program I have always assumed the funding was for the grant program generally and actual grants were subject to the grant application process.   Like other recovery act programs the granting of money and the funding it are subject to certain conditions and if those conditions aren't met the grant will be rescinded and the funds granted to other eligible persons.   Although some programs have a timing provision where the moneys are no longer available to anyone if they aren't granted by a date certain.

    DOT has information on the High Speed Rail Grant process  here .

    The information under that link gives some information on who is eligible to apply for which grant.  I don't know which grant Florida received.

    I'm working on a project that involves the receipt of Stimulus Funds (not rail) and I have to say that the whole process is clear as mud to all involved.  So it doesn't surprise me that the rail grants are confusing.

    •  Identificiation of the source of funds (5+ / 0-)

      and the underlying legislative language is required for more concrete analysis.

      Everybody dies alone.

      by Armando on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 10:20:18 AM PST

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      •  You're on your own there. (2+ / 0-)
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        There was 8 billion granted under ARRA for discretionary grants to states for the costs of certain projects.  But I'll leave you to check out all the cross references as to types of project etc.  

        Looking at it, the money is available through September 2012 and then it goes away if not used.  

        •  This is a group endeavor (3+ / 0-)
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          What's this "you're on your own stuff?"

          Everybody dies alone.

          by Armando on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 10:45:15 AM PST

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          •  heh (6+ / 0-)

            It means my laptop is on the fritz and until I get it back I'm stuck using only my iPad at home.  So research and linky goodness is limited.  

            But I trusted you could find ARRA on your own and I see above that Adam found it for you AND that you've both realized what I pointed out - this is a discretionary grant program.

            My suggestion is to look at the grant application materials.  In the project I'm working on there are certain obligations that the grantee has and if the grantee doesn't comply with those obligations the govt. gets any unspent $$ back AND anything that was bought with the money so that it can all be transferred to someone who will complete the project.  But as I said, my project is not rail and involves only private entities.

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