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Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities FY2021 Notice of Funding

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Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-008-TPM-Bus

Details: 09/20/2021. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $409.59 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for buses, bus facilities, and bus equipment. See the Federal Register Notice. Synopses and full announcement will be posted on as opportunity FTA-2021-008-TPM-Bus. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time 11/19/2021.

Summary: The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.  Additionally, recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their requested grant award for workforce development activities eligible under Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5314(b)) and an additional 0.5 percent for costs associated with training at the National Transit Institute.

Eligible Applicants: The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program provides funds to designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes.

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.

Dates: Applicants must submit proposals electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/19/2021. 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.

A webinar for this opportunity will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST. 

For Further Information Contact: For more information on this NOFO for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, contact Tom Wilson, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-5279, or consult our applicant FAQs.