Review and Comment FY21 UPWP

What is the FY 21 UPWP? 

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the annual work program for FAMPO staff. It provides details of the transportation-related planning activities that FAMPO staff intends to accomplish during the fiscal year (FY) utilizing federal, state, and local resources.

Included in the UPWP is a budget, which details how each fund source will be utilized. This permits the UPWP to act as a grant application for federal funds and also as a management tool for directing the staff activities throughout the year. The UPWP is reviewed and updated annually. 

A new fiscal year will start July 2020, and thus a new UPWP is required. 

Why should you review and comment?

The public comment period for the FY21 UPWP is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on FAMPO’s proposed work for the year. It is also a chance for the public to review how FAMPO plans to use funds

Before the FAMPO Policy Committee can adopt the FY21 UPWP, there must be a 30-day public comment period. Your comments on the proposed work program will help Policy Committee members make informed decisions. 

How to Review and Comment

The comment period opens May 20, 2020, and ends June 19, 2020.

Suggested review and comment steps:

You may also send written or verbal public comments to fampo@gwregion.org or call (540) 642-1235 to give your comments over the phone. You may also convey your comments via social media. Search Twitter and Facebook for “FAMPO”; our social media logo is a gold star. Be sure to specify that your comments are in regard to the proposed FY21 UPWP and provide us with your name and preferred contact information so we can reply to your comment as needed. 

Public Hearing

The public will be able to address the Policy Committee at a formal hearing on June 15, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. Due to evolving COVID-19 concerns, the format of the meeting (in-person or virtual) has not yet been decided. Check the FAMPO homepage three days prior for meeting participation instructions. You may give a verbal comment at the hearing, or send a comment for FAMPO staff to read at the hearing. Send written comments at least two hours prior to, fampo@gwregion.org.

Questions?

You can contact the FAMPO Public Involvement Coordinator, Stacey Feindt at (540) 642-1235 or Feindt@gwregion.org

Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.