Low or No Emissions Vehicle Program (Low-No)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
To support the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include designated recipients of FTA grants under the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, States, local governmental authorities, and Indian Tribes. Proposals for funding projects in rural (non-urbanized) areas may be submitted as part of a consolidated State proposal.
Examples of zero-emission bus technologies include, but are not limited to, hydrogen fuel-cell buses and battery-electric buses.
The Low-No Program will support workforce training to ensure that diesel mechanics and other transit workers are not left behind in the transition to new technology. FTA will give priority consideration to projects that support the Justice40 initiative. Applicants may use DOT’s Transportation Disadvantaged Census Tracts (arcgis.com) tool to identify whether the project impact area encompasses disadvantaged communities: https:// usdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/ dashboards/ d6f90dfcc8b44525b04c7ce748a3674a.
In 2022, DOT funded $1.6 billion across 150 awards. Selected projects can be found here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/1800buses
$5,624,550,890 in funding available until expended. Projects selected: https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/biden-harris-administration-announces-nearly-17-billion-help-put-better-cleaner-buses