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The Passenger Ferry Grant Program - 2013 NOFA

Date Posted: 8/21/2013

Closing Date: 10/21/2013

Program: The Passenger Ferry Grant Program

FTA Opportunity ID: FTA-2013-004-TPM

Opportunity Announcement Text:

Opportunity Announcement PDF:


8/21/2013. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant program funds in support of the Discretionary Passenger Ferry Grant program. This grant opportunity will be funded using $29.9 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Urbanized Area Formula Grants program funds authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141, July 6, 2012. Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2013-004-TPM. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by midnight Eastern Time on October 21, 2013.


The Passenger Ferry Grant program (Ferry program), as authorized, is available to urbanized areas for the same general authority provided under 49 U.S.C. 5307 (Section 5307). However, within the authority provided to the Secretary of Transportation to develop a competitive process, FTA is limiting this discretionary opportunity to capital projects. These funds constitute a core investment in the enhancement and revitalization of public ferry systems in the Nation’s urbanized areas. This notice solicits proposals to compete for FY 2013 funding under the Ferry program and may include additional funds made available under future appropriations.

Eligible Applicants

Departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government, State and local governmental entities; providers of public transportation; private or non-profit organizations; proposers and eventual grant applicants under this initiative must be eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds engaged in providing a public transportation passenger ferry service. Ferry systems that accommodate cars must also accommodate walk-on passengers.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424

All applicants must complete the supplemental form (PDF) and attach it to their submission in

Information Update

The information is from the Webinar conducted on 9/11/2013. Please check back for updates. 

Passenger Ferry Webinar (PPT)
Applying in (PPT)
FAQ: To be published


An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by midnight Eastern Time on October 19, 2013. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

For Further Information Contact

For information on this notice, contact program manager Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, e-mail:

Updated: Friday, March 18, 2016
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