Bus and Bus Facilities - Section 3017 (Competitive) - American Cities Climate Challenge

Bus and Bus Facilities - Section 3017 (Competitive)

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Purpose

To make federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. The competitive Bus and Bus Facilities program includes the Low or No Emission Vehicle Program.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states or local governmental entities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes. Eligible subrecipients include all otherwise eligible applicants and also private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.

Decarbonization Considerations

Decarbonization strategies may focus on investments that expand transit services in a manner that reduces single passenger vehicle miles traveled, invest in zero-emission vehicles and charging infrastructure, and holistic transportation strategies that emphasize walking, cycling, and public transit connectivity alongside electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure build-out for ride-sharing and vehicle sharing programs.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

Helpful Tips

N/A

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

April 12, 2021

Funding Available

$230,000,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

~100

Average Award (Estimated)

$4,100,000

Matching Funds

20% match required, with exceptions

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