The FTA Award Management Requirements Circular (FTA Circular 5010.1E) is intended to assist recipients in administering FTA-funded projects and in meeting award responsibilities and reporting requirements. Recipients have a responsibility to comply with regulatory requirements and to be aware of all pertinent material to assist in the management of federally assisted awards.
Several page changes have been made to FTA Circular 5010.1E, effective July 21, 2017. The changes were made to provide better understanding and clarity regarding: FTA’s pre-award authority, extensions to the award end date and period of performance; requirements for award budget revisions and award amendments; requirements for indirect costs; program income information; and to correct legal citations, broken weblinks and typographical errors.
The updated circular replaces the most recent version of the FTA Circular 5010.1E, effective on March 21, 2017. The circular incorporates changes to FTA’s programs resulting from enactment of FTA’s most recent authorizing legislation, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. 114-94, Dec. 4, 2015), as well as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) (Pub. L. 112-141, July 6, 2012). In addition, the final FTA Circular 5010.1E incorporates Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards," 2 CFR part 1201, and changes in the terms as used in FTA’s new electronic award management system, the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS).
If there is a conflict between the Award Management Requirements Circular (FTA Circular 5010.1E) and program-specific circulars.