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Federal Share / Local Match

To determine acceptable sources of local match, please refer to specific program information in FTA Circulars, or Notices of Apportionments or Notices of Funding Opportunities in the Federal Register. 

In general, FTA grants funding for:

  • Capital activities - typically (see additional discussion below) 80% federal / 20% local
  • Operating expenses (where and when allowed) - 50% federal / 50% local
  • State Administration - 100% federal at a capped amount

Variances in federal share and local match requirements may be allowed per:

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Clean Air Act

  • Vehicles - 85% federal / 15% local, per 49 U.S.C. 5323(i)(1)(A)
  • Vehicle-related equipment or facilities - 90% federal / 10% local, per 49 U.S.C. 5323(i)(1)(B)

Disclaimer: The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Last updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021