Yogesh Sanghvi is the Associate Commissioner for Grants and Fiscal Management, responsible for securing and channeling the flow of grant allocations into DOT’s budget, all payments to vendors, contractors and consultants, and subsequent collection of eligible revenue from grantors. Mr. Sanghvi manages all grants and fiscal activities, assesses financial risks and makes recommendations to effectively utilize grant resources while ensuring compliance. His office also interacts with external auditors for transportation initiatives utilizing grant funding.
Units under Mr. Sanghvi develop strategy to match transportation initiatives with eligibility requirements of various grant funding sources and effectively allocates formula funding made available by federal and New York State entities to DOT. His units also review reimbursements requests from operating divisions within DOT and other agencies such as NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for submission to grantors. Mr. Sanghvi 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 been with DOT since August 2001, serving in various positions managing the Capital Budget Unit and grants management functions. 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 (HPD). From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Sanghvi worked at NYC Office of Management and Budget (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.