Low or No Emissions Vehicle Program (Low-No) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Low or No Emissions Vehicle Program (Low-No)

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Purpose

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.

Decarbonization Considerations

Examples of zero-emission bus technologies include, but are not limited to, hydrogen fuel-cell buses and battery-electric buses.‚Äč

Equity Considerations

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.

Helpful Tips

In 2021, DOT funded $180 million across 49 awards. The program has 10X increased in funding for 2022 and subsequent years, so expect more awards per year as well. Selected projects can be found here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-department-transportation-announces-182-million-grants-expand-low-or-no-emission

Other Notes

$5,624,550,890 in funding available until expended.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

May 31, 2022

Funding Available

$1,100,000,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

400-500 expected due to 10X increase in funding annually

Average Award (Estimated)

TBA

Matching Funds

10-15% match required

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