State or Federal?
The Passenger Ferry Grant Program funds capital projects to improve the condition and quality of existing passenger ferry services, support the establishment of new passenger ferry services, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment. Eligible projects are capital projects for the purchase, replacement, or rehabilitation of ferries, terminals, related infrastructure, related equipment (including fare equipment and communication devices) and expansion. Projects are required to support a passenger ferry service that operates within an urbanized area, as defined under Federal transit law, but may include services that operate between an urbanized area and non-urbanized areas. Ferry systems that accommodate cars must also accommodate walk-on passengers in order to be eligible for funding.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants under this program must be designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds, which include public entities engaged in providing a public transportation passenger ferry service in urbanized areas. If the recipient is eligible to receive 5307 funds but does not currently have an active grant with FTA, upon selection, the recipient will be required to work with the FTA regional office to establish its organization as an active grantee.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 23, 2017
Due Date Notes
There is a webinar to provide more information on applying for the FY17 Passenger Ferry Grant Program on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT. More information on the webinar can be found at:
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Aug 23, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must provide 20 percent of total project costs in nonfederal cash or in-kind contributions. Projects attributable to compliance with the Clear Air Act (CAA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are required to provide 15 percent of net project costs. Projects acquiring equipment or facilities compliant with CAA or ADA are required to provide 10 percent of net project costs.
U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applications will be evaluated on demonstration of need; demonstration of benefits; planning and local/regional prioritization; project readiness; technical, legal, and financial capability; and connection to other modes of transportation.
Further Information
Vanessa Williams
(202) 366-4818
Link to Further Information
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