Tribal Transit Program (TTP) - Competitive - American Cities Climate Challenge
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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. However, tribes which are not federally recognized remain eligible to apply to the state as a subrecipient for funding under the State's apportionment.

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 FY21 NOFO may be viewed here:

Other Notes

In FY 2020, the program received applications for 30 eligible projects requesting a total of $9.4 million. Twenty-five projects were funded at a total of $7.7 million.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

May 25, 2022

Funding Available


Max Award Amount

$25,000 cap on planning grant awards

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

10% match required typically, except for FY21 with no cost share required

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