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Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program FY 2017 Notice of Funding

Date Posted:
Date Closed:
Opportunity ID: FTA-2017-003-LowNo
Opportunity Announcement PDF:
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Opportunity Announcement TXT:
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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 site as opportunity FTA-2017-003-LowNo. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 6/26/2017.


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.


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.

For Further Information Contact:

For information on this RFP for Low or No Emission Program, contact Tara Clark, Office of Program Management, 202-366-2623, or consult our FAQs.