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Areas of Persistent Poverty Program FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Date Posted:
Date Closed:
Opportunity ID: FTA-2023-006-TPE


Details: 01/09/2023. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for Areas of Persistent Poverty Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $20,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 for the Areas of Persistent Poverty Program. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2023-006-TPE. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 03/10/2023.

Summary: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260, Dec. 27, 2020) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Public Law No: 117-103, March 15, 2022) makes available $20,041,870 (of which $20,000,000 is funding from Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and $41,870 is from FY 2021). The Areas of Persistent Poverty Program awards grants to eligible applicants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code to assist Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include entities that are eligible recipients or subrecipients under 49 U.S.C. 5307, 49 U.S.C. 5310, or 49 U.S.C. 5311 that are located in Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities. Entities that are subrecipients or indirect recipients under these programs must apply through their ordinary pass-through entities or designated recipients. State departments of transportation may apply on behalf of eligible applicants within their States. Applicants may use FTA’s mapping tool to determine if a proposed project is in an Area of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Community.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV. In addition to completing the supplemental form, applicants must select the appropriate application package in GRANTS.GOV based on the corresponding Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)/Assistance Listing under which the funding would be administered, 20.505 for 49 U.S.C. 5307, 49 U.S.C. 5310, or 49 U.S.C. 5311.

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 03/10/2023. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this NOFO for the Areas of Persistent Poverty Program, contact Colby McFarland, Office of Planning and Environment, 202-366-1648.