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


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to help improve transit in areas experiencing long-term economic distress.

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 selected based on the evaluation criteria in the NOFO, including President’s Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Equity Through the Federal Government.

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.

To learn more about the application process, and previously selected projects, please click the link here.