State or Federal?
The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities 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. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA will consider the age and condition of buses, bus fleets, related equipment, and bus-related facilities in selecting projects for funding. FTA may prioritize projects that demonstrate how they will address significant repair and maintenance needs, improve the safety of transit systems and deploy connective projects that include advanced technologies to connect bus systems with other networks.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program provides funds to designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes. 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.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 21, 2019
Due Date Notes
by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 15, 2019
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Match Required?
Match Notes
The maximum federal share for projects selected under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is 80 percent of the net project cost (i.e., the local amount should be at least 20 percent of the net project cost, not 20 percent of the requested grant amount).
Department of Transportation
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
No single grantee will be awarded more than 10 percent of the amounts made available.
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