NEW:  2020 5311 Tribal Transit Program Competitive Applications:

The Tribal Transit Program funds a broad range of public transportation projects serving Tribal communities.

Total Funding Available: $5 million

Funding per project: There is a $25,000 cap on planning projects.  FTA has not yet set a maximum or minimum grant award amount for other projects.

Eligible Applicants: Federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Eligible Projects:  Capital projects (including vehicle replacement or fleet expansion, new or rehab facilities/garages, equipment or technology); operating assistance for new service start-ups; and planning projects up to $25,000.  All projects must serve a public transportation purpose.  Tribes applying for capital replacement or expansion needs must demonstrate a sustainable source of operating funds for existing or expanded services.

Match required: 10% unless the Tribe can demonstrate a financial hardship in its application.

Please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Apply here: The funding opportunity ID that will be on Grants.gov is FTA-2020-007-TR. Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function by August 24, 2020

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. If your organization decides to apply, please follow the instructions in the NOFO carefully, address all parts of each section, attach well organized supporting documentation, pictures/data that supports your proposal, and submit your application before the deadline with time to spare. No applications are accepted after the deadline and time allowances are not made for technical problems.  After the deadline passes, I will not know the outcome or timeline of the competitive process until the selections are announced publicly (which can be many months later).

Evan Gross
Transportation Programs Specialist
Federal Transit Administration
200 West Adams St. Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 886-1619
Evan.Gross@dot.gov