DATE: October 21, 2021
TO: Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Committee
FROM: Tegin Teich, Executive Director
RE: Recommended Revisions to Certain 3C Budgets (FFY 2022)
This memo contains Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff recommendations for modifications to the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 UPWP budget, forming Amendment One to the FFY 2022 UPWP. This amendment, which extends some unused FFY 2021 3C PL funds into the new fiscal year, serves the purpose of advancing the MPO’s development of a new suite of travel demand modeling tools and enhancing staff skills to implement those tools during an unusual time of staff availability. Specifically, the amendment has two purposes.
FFY 2022 UPWP Amendment One Proposed Budget Adjustments
|Project Number||Project||UPWP Programmed
FFY 2022 Budget
|Proposed Change||Proposed Budget||Comments|
|9522||Professional Development||$44,500||$20,000||$64,500||Extending funds from the FFY 2021 contract to be used for new skill development, particularty related to a new model development.|
|1022||Direct/Non-Labor Support||$92,000||$25,000||$117,000||Procure additional support from Caliper to advance new model development.|
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