Technical Memorandum


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.

This modification comes at a unique time when MPO staff are advancing significant strategic goals to enhance our ability to carry out MPO work. The adjustments, shown in Table 1, will increase the FFY 2022 UPWP budget by $45,000.

This amendment also makes a number of minor corrections to the UPWP document and inserts project ID numbers for tasks where they had not been identified before endorsement.

Thank you for your time in reviewing these recommended modifications. MPO staff will be happy to discuss and answer any questions from UPWP committee members. After a discussion, we hope you will agree with these recommended modifications. We request you then vote to approve Amendment One to the FFY 2022 UPWP and recommend that the MPO vote to release it for a 21-day public comment period. If approved for public comment, the amendment would then be endorsed by the MPO on November 18, 2021.


Table 1

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.
$136,500 $45,000 $181,500





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