The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration is providing a $1.7 billion grant to help transit agencies replace old buses, provide good-paying jobs, improve transit affordability and reliability, invest in community health and environmental justice, and contribute to the President’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. The Notice of Funding Opportunity is for two programs and the first year of these programs under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated funding that will nearly double the number of no-emission transit buses. Five percent of each grant for zero emission projects must be used for workforce development and training. Priority consideration is given to projects that advance environmental justice under the Administration’s Justice40 Initiative, and to projects that will catalyze a broader shift towards low- and zero-emission options across the transit sector.
Applicants must submit proposals by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 4/13/2023.