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Passenger Ferry Grant Program 5307(h) FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-006-TPM-Ferry


Details: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program (Ferry Program). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $38 million of Fiscal Year 2021 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds to assist financing capital projects to support existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2021-006-TPM-Ferry. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 10/05/2021.

Summary: The main purpose of the Ferry Program is to improve the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. In addition, will advance the goals of the President’s January 20, 2021 Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.  Of the $38 million, $4 million will available for low or zero-emission ferries or ferries using electric battery or fuel cell components and the infrastructure to support such ferries.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants under this program must be designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds, which include public entities engaged in providing a public transportation passenger ferry service in urbanized areas.

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 10/05/2021. 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.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. EDT, FTA will host a webinar providing information about FTA's Fiscal Year 2021 Passenger Ferry notice of funding opportunity, including application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. Registration is not required. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the program and how to apply before the application deadline of Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this NOFO for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program, contact Vanessa Williams, e-mail:, or phone: 202-366-4818.