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Fiscal Year 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Route Planning Restoration Program

Date Posted:
Date Closed:
Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-007-TPE

Details: 9/14/2021. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Route Planning Restoration Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $25,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2021 American Rescue Plan Act for the Route Planning Restoration Program. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2021-007-TPE. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/15/2021.

Summary: American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Route Planning Restoration Program funding is available through a discretionary process to eligible recipients or subrecipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5307) in response to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19). Eligible expenses include travel forecasting, data collection, public engagement and other planning related activities. Applicants are encouraged to reference FTA Circular 8100-1D - Program Guidance for Metropolitan and State Planning and Research Program Grants and FTA Circular 9030.1E - Urbanized Area Formula Program: Guidance and Application Instructions for a detailed list of Eligible Planning Activities.
Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is an eligible recipient of Urbanized Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5307) who has had transit service reduced on or after January 20, 2020 due to COVID-19.

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.

  • Application Instructions:  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 Urban Area (5307 Program) requests.

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/15/2021. 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.

Webinar: FTA hosted a webinar on this funding opportunity on October 6, 2021. The webinar provided information and an overview of the Route Planning Restoration Program.

View the presentation 

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