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Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities FY2020 Notice of Funding

Date Posted:
Date Closed:
Opportunity ID: FTA-2020-006-BUS

FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program Notice of Funding Opportunity will now close April 29 at 11:59 PM EDT.


1/30/2020. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $454.6 million of Fiscal Year 2020 funds for buses, bus facilities, and bus equipment. Synopses and full announcement will be posted on as opportunity FTA-2020-006-BUS. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time April 29, 2020.


The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

Eligible Applicants:

The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program provides funds to designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: 

All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.


An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 29, 2020. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline. Sign up for email updates -- enter your email address and choose the "Bus and Bus Facilities (5339)" category -- to receive more details. 

For Further Information Contact:

For more information on this NOFO for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, contact Mark G. Bathrick, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-9955, or consult our applicant FAQs.

FTA hosted a webinar on February 11, 2020 to detail the requirements and eligibility in order to apply, what will be reviewed upon submission, and the submission process.