FTA Announces Approximately $20 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Communities Prosper Through Access to Transit

Published on: January 14, 2022

To create new opportunities for those experiencing poverty, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to help improve transit in areas experiencing long-term economic distress. The $20 million in competitive grant funding through FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program provides more resources to underserved and disadvantaged communities seeking to expand or improve transit systems.

The AoPP program supports planning and technical studies to improve public transportation in areas experiencing long-term economic hardship — in rural and urban communities alike. The AoPP program also funds planning for transit agencies to transition to low- and no-emission vehicles and associated charging equipment.

Projects will be evaluated by criteria outlined in the NOFO. This NOFO will utilize Fiscal Year 2021 and 2022 funding. Apply by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on March 10, 2023.



Notice of Funding Opportunity

Areas of Persistent Poverty Program

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