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Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program) - FY2021 Notice of Funding

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Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-001-LowNo


Details: 2/11/2021. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $180 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities and workforce development training. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2021-001-LowNo. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 4/12/2021.

Summary: The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting 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: An Eligible Applicant is a designated recipient of FTA grants, states, local governmental authorities and Indian Tribes.

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

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 4/12/2021. 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 Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this NOFO for Low or No Emission Program, contact Amy Volz, Office of Program Management, 202-366-7484 or consult our FAQs.