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Tribal Transit Program (TTP) - Competitive

Federal Agency


Federal Transit Administration (FTA)


To provide funding to federally recognized Indian tribes to provide public transportation services on and around Indian reservations or tribal land in rural areas.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Only federally recognized tribes are eligible recipients under the Tribal Transit Program. Additionally, applicants must provide service in a rural area with a population of less than 50,000.

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:

Helpful Tips

The FY23 NOFO may be viewed here:

Other Notes

In FY2023, the program received applications for 41 eligible projects requesting a total of $20 million. 22 Tribes were funded at a total of $9,912,656 FY2023 awardees can be found here:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

June 26, 2023

Funding Available


Max Award Amount

$25,000 cap on planning grant awards

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

Not required

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