FTA Announces Availability of $212.3 Million in Emergency Relief Funding to Help Transit Agencies Affected by Disaster

Published on: March 27, 2023

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $212.3 million under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program to transit agencies affected by major declared disasters in calendar years 2017 and 2020-2022.

FTA’s Emergency Relief Program enables FTA to provide assistance to public transit operators in the aftermath of an emergency or major disaster. The program helps states and public transportation systems pay for repairing and/or replacing equipment and facilities that have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency, including natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The program can fund capital projects to repair or replace facilities or equipment that have suffered serious damage as a result of an emergency. The program can also fund the operating costs of evacuation, rescue operations, temporary public transportation service, or reestablishing, expanding, or relocating service before, during or after an emergency.

Instructions for applying and eligibility information can be found on and in GRANTS.GOV (FTA-2023-009-TPM-ER). Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function by May 26, 2023.

FTA will host a webinar about this funding opportunity at 2 p.m. CT Thursday, April 6, 2023.



FTA Emergency Relief Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Press Release

April 6 Webinar Registration

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