Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
OEA, a DoD Field Activity, is authorized by Section 8110 of Public Law 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, to provide up to $300 million “for transportation infrastructure improvements associated with medical facilities related to recommendations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.” On July 21, 2011, OEA issued a Federal Funding Opportunity notice for these funds in the
(a) The extent to which the transportation issue impedes the provision of care, i.e., the military medical mission (e.g., the greater the number of patients, patient visitors and patient care workers impacted, the more serious the consequences to patients, etc., the higher the score), 25%;
(b) The magnitude (e.g. overall number of people affected, degree of failure, etc.) of the transportation issue that affects the military medical facility and its surrounding community, expressed in terms of accepted and appropriate transportation planning and assessment techniques (the greater the magnitude of the issue, the higher the score), 25%;
(c) The applicant's ability to execute the proposed project, including the extent of other funding for the project and the ability to meet project timelines and budgets, acquire site control, permits or concurrences of affected parties, etc. (the greater the demonstration of the applicant's ability, the greater the score), 25%; and
(d) The extent to which the proposed construction project resolves the transportation issue (e.g., improves both vehicular and non-vehicular access to the facility; reduces parking demand; improves public safety and mitigates potential vulnerability to a major accident or incident, etc. The more the project does to resolve the transportation issue, the higher the score), 25%.
All other information announced in the July 21, 2011 notice, including the proposal submission deadline and application and submission information, remains unchanged.