01/09/2014. Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $24.9 million of Fiscal Year 2013 funds for the deployment of low or no emission transit buses. Of that amount, $21.6 million is available for buses and $3.3 million is available for supporting facilities and related equipment. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2014-001-TRI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by midnight Eastern Time on April 10, 2014.
SUMMARY: The main purpose of the LoNo Program is to deploy the cleanest and most energy efficient U.S.-made transit buses that have been largely proven in testing and demonstrations but are not yet widely deployed in transit fleets. The LoNo Program provides funding for transit agencies for capital acquisitions and leases of zero emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities.
Eligible Areas and Applicants: An Eligible Area is designated as a nonattainment area for ozone or carbon monoxide under section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7407(d)); or a maintenance area, as defined in section 5303, for ozone or carbon monoxide.
An Eligible Applicant is a recipient for an eligible area and designated, in accordance with the planning process under section 5303 and 5304, by a Governor of a State, responsible local officials, and publicly owned operators of public transportation, to receive and apportion amounts under section 5336 to urbanized areas of 200,000 or more in population; or a State, for an urbanized area in which an “eligible area” as defined under section 5312(d)(5)(A)(i) is located that also has a population under 200,000 individuals, as determined by the Bureau of the Census.
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.
FAQs: FAQs LoNo Program (PDF) (Posted 1/27/14)
Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on April 10, 2014. 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this RFP for Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program, contact Sean Ricketson, Office of Mobility Innovation, e-mail:email@example.com.
LoNo Program Webinar:
Date: March 27th, 2014
Presentation file: LoNo Webinar 3-27-2014 (PDF)