Fiscal Year 2022 Passenger Ferry Grant Program, Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program, and Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program Notice of Funding
FTA Ferry Programs
Details: July 8, 2022. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the FY 2022 Passenger Ferry Grant Program (Passenger Ferry Program), Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program (Low-No Ferry Program), and Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program (Rural Ferry Program). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $36.5 million in competitive grants under the Passenger Ferry Grant Program, approximately $49 million under the Low-No Ferry Program, and approximately $209 million under the Rural Ferry Program. See the Federal Register Notice. Synopses and a full announcement are posted on Grants.Gov as opportunity FTA-2022-006-TPM-FERRY for Passenger Ferry Program applications, opportunity FTA-2022-007-TPM-FERRYPILOT for Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program applications and opportunity FTA-2022-008-TPM-FERRYRURAL for Rural Ferry Program applications. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.Gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time September 6, 2022.
Summary: The Passenger Ferry Program provides funding to improve the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.
The Low-No Ferry Program provides funding for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferries, the electrification of or other reduction of emissions from existing ferries, and related charging or other fueling infrastructure (for which the applicants will maintain satisfactory continuing control) to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.
The Rural Ferry Program provides funding for capital, operating, and planning expenses for ferry service to rural areas.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the Passenger Ferry Program are: (1) designated recipients as defined in FTA Circular “Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions” (FTA.C.9030.1E) and (2) direct recipients of FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Grants, as well as public entities engaged in providing public transportation passenger ferry service in urban areas that are eligible to be direct recipients.
Eligible applicants for the Low-No Ferry Program are any eligible recipient of Section 5307 or Section 5311 funding. Eligible Section 5307 recipients are the same as for the Passenger Ferry Program: (1) designated recipients as defined in FTA Circular “Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions” (FTA.C.9030.1E) and (2) direct recipients of FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Grants, as well as public entities engaged in providing public transportation passenger ferry service in urban areas that are eligible to be direct recipients. Eligible Section 5311 recipients are States or Territories or Tribal governments.
Eligible applicants for the Rural Ferry Program are States and Territories in which eligible service is operated.
Link and instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: An applicant may submit a project to multiple programs. Please note if submitting to multiple programs, a separate application package must be submitted to each opportunity ID for the respective program listed on Grants.Gov.
All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in Grants.Gov.
Dates: Applicants must submit proposals electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 6, 2022. 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.
FTA will be hosting webinars to discuss the requirements of the funding opportunity and how to apply. Potential applicants are welcome to attend any of the webinars. FTA is committed to providing equal access to these sessions for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email FTAFerryPrograms@dot.gov.
View the webinar slides. The links below will allow you to view a recording of each webinar (these are the same links that were used to attend the live webinar).
- Ferry Grant Programs NOFO Webinar
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 2:30PM EDT
- Ferry Grant Programs NOFO Webinar, with a focus on new ferry programs
Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 2:30PM EDT
For Further Information: For further information, please contact the FTA program staff at FTAFerryPrograms@dot.gov, or phone Vanessa Williams at (202)-366-4818 or Sarah Clements at (202)-366-3062.