Yogesh Sanghvi is the Assistant Commissioner for Grants Administration, responsible for securing and channeling the flow of Federal and New York State grants into DOT’s budget for planned and emergency-based transportation initiatives. Mr. Sanghvi handles all grant management activities, assesses financial risks and makes recommendations to effectively utilize grant resources while ensuring compliance. He develops strategy to match transportation initiatives with eligibility requirements of various grant funding sources and subsequently allocates formula funding made available by federal and NYS entities to DOT. His units also review reimbursements requests to grantors. He also plays a key role in identifying additional grant funding opportunities by submitting competitive grant applications to federal and State grantors based on notice of funding availability issued by them to help advance key transportation initiatives.
Mr. Sanghvi and his team ensure compliance with rules, regulations and procedures associated with utilizing funding from external governmental sources such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
Mr. Sanghvi has served in his current capacity since May 2019. He has been with DOT since August 2001, serving in various positions managing the Capital Budget Unit and the Federal and State Aid Unit. Prior to joining DOT, Mr. Sanghvi worked from 1997 to 2001 as the Deputy Budget Director of Capital Budget for NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Sanghvi worked at OMB in positions ranging from Budget Analyst to Unit Head, overseeing the Expense and Capital Budget activities of various City agencies.
Mr. Sanghvi was born in Malacca, Malaysia but he spent most of his youth in Bombay (now Mumbai) where he completed his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bombay. He subsequently went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work for NCR Malaysia, an American technology company. After working for NCR from 1983 to 1987, Mr. Sanghvi decided to pursue further studies in the United States. Mr. Sanghvi holds a Masters in Business Administration with a major in finance from Rutgers University.