Fact Sheet: Ferry Service For Rural Communities
BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FACT SHEET
FERRY SERVICE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, establishes a Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program that makes federal resources available to states to ensure basic essential ferry service is provided to rural areas.
IIJA § 71103, IIJA Division J
- Funding is allocated to projects on a competitive basis, from proposals submitted to FTA in response to Notices of Funding Opportunities.
- An eligible service that receives funds from a state under this program shall not be attributed to an urbanized area for purposes of apportioning funds under chapter 53 of Title 49, U.S. Code.
- An eligible service that receives funds from a State under this program shall not receive funds apportioned under section 5336 or 5337 of Title 49, United States Code, in the same fiscal year.
Capital and operating assistance for a ferry service that operated a regular schedule at any time during the five-year period ending March 1, 2020 and served not less than two rural areas located more than 50 sailing miles apart.