All Stations Accessibility Program
- On July 26, 2022, the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, FTA announced approximately $343 million available for Fiscal Year 2022 grants for the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP). The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will make it easier for people with disabilities to access the nation’s oldest subway, commuter rail and light rail stations.
- There is no award maximum or cap for ASAP grants. Grants.gov has been updated with this information.
The All Stations Accessibility Program makes competitive funding available to assist in the financing of capital projects to repair, improve, modify, retrofit, or relocate infrastructure of stations or facilities for passenger use.
Eligible applicants for ASAP include designated recipients that allocate funds to legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, states (including territories and Washington D.C.) or local governmental entities that operate legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.
Eligible activities are capital projects to upgrade the accessibility of legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems for people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, by increasing the number of existing stations or facilities for passenger use that meet or exceed the new construction standards of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12131). Activities include:
- Repairing, improving, modifying, retrofitting, or relocating infrastructure of stations or facilities for passenger use, including load-bearing members that are an essential part of the structural frame;
- Developing or modifying a plan for pursuing public transportation accessibility projects, assessments of accessibility, or assessments of planned modifications to stations or facilities for passenger use or programs of projects in an eligible area.
The federal share is not to exceed 80 percent of the net project cost for capital expenditures.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Division J
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law fact sheet: All Stations Accessibility Program
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law