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Fiscal Year 2024 Enhancing Mobility Innovation Notice of Funding

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Opportunity ID: FTA-2024-010-TRI-EMI

Details: 07/01/2024. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the FY 2024 Enhancing Mobility Innovation Competitive Funding Opportunity. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for a total up to $1,936,000 for projects that enhance mobility innovations for transit in two areas: $968,000 for concept development and/or demonstration projects that improve mobility and enhance the rider experience, and $968,000 for projects that develop software solutions to facilitate integrated demand-responsive public transportation service that dispatches transit vehicles through riders’ mobile devices or other advanced means. See the Federal Register Notice. Synopses and a full announcement are posted on Grants.Gov as opportunity FTA-2024-010-TRI-EMI. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.Gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 08/30/2024 .

Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for funding for projects that enhance mobility innovation for transit under the Public Transportation Innovation Program (49 U.S.C. 5312). FTA seeks projects that advance emerging technologies, strategies, and innovations and produce knowledge of national significance that advances the transit industry in the United States. This NOFO is the second funding opportunity made available under the Enhancing Mobility Innovation program. On August 10, 2022, FTA announced the selection of nine transit agencies and organizations that received a share of $4 million in funding for Enhancing Mobility Innovation grants. View the project selections.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for the Enhancing Mobility Innovation competitive funding opportunity are: (1) Providers of public transportation, including public transportation agencies, state or local government DOTs, and federally recognized Indian tribes; (2) Private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations incorporated in a jurisdiction of the United States, including shared-use mobility providers, private operators of transportation services, technology system suppliers and integrators, bus or vehicle manufacturers or suppliers, software and technology developers, financial institutions, consultants, research consortia, and industry organizations; (3) State, city, or local government entities, including multi-jurisdictional partnerships, and organizations such as Metropolitan Planning Organizations; and (4) Institutions of higher education including large research universities, technical and community colleges, particularly those with Minority Serving Institution status. Eligible applicants are encouraged to identify one or more project partners with a substantial interest and involvement in the project to participate in the implementation of the project.

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form and project overview to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the attached supplemental form and attach it to their submission in

Dates: Applicants must submit proposals electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 08/30/2024. Any organization 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: For further information, please contact Natalie Covill-Fontaine.