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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Additional Assistance Formula Grants for Rural Areas and Tribal Transit Program FTA-2021-012-TPM-AAF

  • Granting Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
  • Appropriation Amount: $2,207,561,294
  • Grant Amount:  No match
  • Announcement Date: September 7, 2021
  • Closing Date: November 8, 2021

View the NOFO, which will be printed in the Federal Register on Thursday, September 9.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: FTAarpassistance@dot.gov

Purpose: As required by the American Rescue Plan Act, funds will be awarded to eligible recipients or eligible sub-recipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds or Rural Area Formula funds that, as a result of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19), require additional assistance for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and debt service payments incurred to maintain operations and avoid layoffs and furloughs.

Eligible Expenditures:
Eligible expenses are operating costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and debt service payments incurred to maintain operations and avoid layoffs and furloughs as a result of COVID-19.

Eligible Applicants:
State governments and Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Eligible applicants include eligible recipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5307) or Rural Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5311) who, as a result of COVID–19, require additional assistance. This includes Indian tribes that are eligible recipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds or Rural Area Formula funds. Only designated and direct recipients under those programs, including States and Indian tribes, may apply directly to FTA under this NOFO.