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FTA Ferry Programs

 

What's New

  • On November 30, 2023, FTA announced $220.2 million in grant awards to 13 projects in 8 states and the Territory of American Samoa to expand, improve and modernize passenger ferry service to provide more people access to jobs and opportunities.
    • Funding includes:
      • $50.1 million under the Passenger Ferry Grant Program to seven projects in four states.
      • $170 million under the Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program to six projects in four states and the territory of American Samoa.
         
  • On May 18, 2023, FTA announced approximately $220 million available for Fiscal Year 2023 funding to improve and expand ferry service in communities across the country to help people connect to jobs and opportunity. View the notice of funding opportunity.

Ferry Programs:

Passenger Ferry Grant Program – Section 5307(h)

The Passenger Ferry Grant Program makes funding available competitively to assist in the financing of capital projects to support passenger ferry systems in urbanized areas, such as ferry vessels, terminals, and related infrastructure. On November 30, 2023, FTA announced $50.1 million in grant selections to 7 projects in 4 states.

Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program - IIJA § 71102

Earlier this year, FTA announced $384.4 million in project selections through its Ferry Grant Programs, with $97.6 million in funding going toward the The Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program In January 2023, FTA awarded $97.6 million using Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023 funds from the Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program to 7 projects in 7 states.  

Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program - IIJA § 71103

The Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program provides competitive funding to States to ensure basic essential ferry service is provided to rural areas. On November 30, 2023, FTA announced $170 million in grant selections to six projects in four states and the territory of American Samoa.

Grant Type: Competitive