Each year, Congress passes legislation which, when signed by the President, appropriates funds for the Department of Transportation and related agencies. After that legislation is enacted, FTA publishes a Notice in the Federal Register that provides an overview of the apportionments and allocations based on these funds for the various FTA programs as well as statements of policy and guidance on public transit administration.
FTA's public transportation assistance program authorization is provided by federal transit law and Chapter 53 of Title 49, U.S. Code. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub L. 114-94, December 4, 2015) made changes to Chapter 53 and provided contract authority and general fund authorizations for FTA’s public transportation assistance programs for five years (fiscal years 2016 through 2020).
Fiscal Year 2021
American Rescue Plan Act Apportionments
American Rescue Plan funding will be disbursed through FTA apportionments to its Urbanized Area, Rural Formula, Tribal Transit and Enhanced Mobility of Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities programs.
Fiscal Year 2021 CRRSAA Act Supplemental Public Transportation Apportionments and Allocations
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) includes $14 billion in supplemental appropriations allocated to support the transit industry during the COVID-19 public health emergency. See CRRSAA Act Apportionments.
FY2020 FTA CARES ACT Supplemental Public Transportation Apportionments, Allocations and Grant Program Information
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $25 billion to transit agencies to help to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. See CARES Act Apportionments.