Category/Topic
Transportation
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The purpose of the Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes. FTA also may award grants to eligible recipients for projects to be undertaken by subrecipients that are public agencies or private non-profit organizations engaged in public transportation.

States may submit a statewide application on behalf of public agencies or private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation in rural areas or for other areas for which a State allocates funds. Except for projects proposed by Indian tribes, all proposals for projects in rural (non-urbanized) areas must be submitted by a State, either individually or as a part of a statewide application. States and other eligible applicants may also submit consolidated proposals for projects in urbanized areas.

Eligible projects are capital projects to replace, rehabilitate purchase, or lease buses, vans, and related equipment, and capital projects to rehabilitate, purchase, construct, or lease bus-related facilities.

Recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their requested grant award for workforce development activities eligible under 49 USC 5314(b) and an additional 0.5 percent for costs associated with training at the National Transit Institute. Applicants must identify the proposed use of funds for these activities in the project proposal and identify them separately in the project budget.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Aug 06, 2018
Due Date Notes
Complete proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 6, 2018.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jun 21, 2018
Max Award
$36,629,315
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$36,629,315
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
The maximum federal share for projects selected under the Buses and Bus Infrastructure Program is 80 percent of the net project cost, unless noted below by one of the exceptions:
1) The maximum federal share is 85 percent of the net project cost of acquiring vehicles (including clean-fuel or alternative fuel vehicles) that are compliant with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
2) The maximum federal share is 90 percent of the net project cost of acquiring, installing or constructing vehicle-related equipment or facilities (including clean fuel or alternative-fuel vehicle-related equipment or facilities) that are required by the ADA of 1990, or that are necessary to comply with or maintaining compliance with the Clean Air Act.
Funder
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$366,293,150
Competition Notes
A minimum of 10 percent of the amount awarded under the Buses and Bus Infrastructure Program will be awarded to projects located in rural areas. No single grantee will be awarded more than 10 percent of the amounts made available.
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