Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning FY 2023 Notice of Funding
Details: 08/08/2023. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $13,460,978 to support comprehensive or site-specific planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects. The full announcement is posted on Grants.gov as opportunity FTA-2023-011-TPE-TODP. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov website by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 10/10/2023.
Summary: The Pilot Program for TOD Planning provides funding to communities to integrate land use and transportation planning in new fixed guideway and core capacity transit project corridors. As required by statute, any comprehensive or site- specific planning funded through the pilot program must examine ways to improve economic development and ridership potential, foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility, improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, engage the private sector, identify infrastructure needs, and enable mixed-use development near transit stations. The statute also requires that the planning work be associated with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit project as defined in federal transit statute (49 USC 5309(a); also see the NOFO for specific definitions).
Consistent with statutory direction, FTA is seeking comprehensive or site-specific planning projects for a transit capital project corridor. To ensure that planning work reflects the needs and aspirations of the local community and results in concrete, specific deliverables and outcomes, FTA requires that transit project sponsors partner with entities with land use planning authority in the project corridor.
Eligible Applicants: Applicants and eventual grant recipients under this program must be FTA grantees as of the publication date of the NOFO. A proposer must either be the project sponsor of an eligible transit capital project as defined above or an entity with land use planning authority in an eligible transit capital project corridor. Evidence of a partnership between these two types of entities will be required unless the applicant has both responsibilities. Please refer to the NOFO for additional details.
Only one application per transit capital project corridor may be submitted to FTA. Multiple applications submitted for a single transit capital project corridor indicates to FTA that partnerships are not in place and FTA will reject all of the applications.
Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the Pilot Program for TOD Planning supplemental form and attach it to their submission in Grants.gov. Applicants should refer to section D of the NOFO for further information on the required application contents.
Webinar: On August 17th and September 14th, FTA hosted webinars on this funding opportunity. The webinar provided an overview of the program and described eligible applicants and projects.
Due Date: Proposals must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 10/10/2023. Applicants must first register at https://www.grants.gov/ prior to submitting the application
For Further Information Contact: For more information contact April McLean-McCoy, FTA Office of Planning and Environment at (202) 366-7429.