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Transit Workforce Development Technical Assistance Center (TWC) FY 2021 Notice of Funding

Date Posted:
Date Closed:
Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-002-TRI-WD


Details: April 9, 2021. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for Transit Workforce Development Technical Assistance Center (TWC). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and 2021 Technical Assistance and Workforce Development funds to establish a Transit Workforce Center (TWC) that supports public transit agencies’ workforce development needs for all modes of public transit across urban, tribal, and rural entities. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2021-002-TRI-WD. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern Time May 10, 2021.

Summary: The main purpose of this opportunity is to establish a Transit Workforce Center (TWC) that supports public transit agencies’ workforce development needs for all modes of public transit across urban, tribal, and rural entities. The new center will help public transit agencies recruit, hire, train and retain the diverse workforce needed now and in the future. 

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants under this program must be a national nonprofit organization with a demonstrated capacity to develop and provide workforce development programs through labor management partnerships and apprenticeships.

Link and Instructions for completing the SF-424 and instructions for submitting the Project Narrative Document(s)

  • SF-424 Mandatory Form (downloadable from GRANTS.GOV)
  • Project narrative documents should be submitted in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, or compatible file format and should be double-spaced using Times New Roman, 12-point font.

The project narrative documents must contain the following components and adhere to the specified maximum lengths:

  • Cover sheet (1 page). The cover sheet must include the name of the entity submitting the proposal, the principal’s name, title, and contact information (e.g., address, phone, and email), and the name and contact information for the key point of contact for each function of the agreement referenced under the “Program Description” section of the Transit Workforce NOFO.
  • Abstract (not to exceed 4 pages). The abstract must include the following sections: background, purpose, methodology, intended outcomes, and plan for evaluation.
  • Detailed budget proposal and budget narrative (not to exceed 3 pages).
  • Project narrative (not to exceed 25 pages).

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, May 10, 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.

For Further Information Contact: For information on this NOFO, contact Betty Jackson at 202-366-1730.