4/27/2017. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2017 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. Only $31.5 million is available under the Continuing Resolution that expires on April 28, 2017. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2017-003-LowNo. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 6/26/2017.
Summary: The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is a designated recipient of FTA grants, states, local governmental authorities and Indian Tribes.
Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the attached supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.
Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 6/26/2017. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.
A webinar for this opportunity will be held May 11, 2017 from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.