Tribal Transit Program (TTP) - Competitive
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 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.
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/
The FY23 NOFO may be viewed here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-03-28/pdf/2023-06378.pdf
In FY2022, the program received applications for 47 eligible projects requesting a total of $18,060,946. Twenty-five projects were funded to 25 Tribes at a total of $8,635,124. FY2022 awardees can be found here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/fiscal-year-2022-tribal-transit-project-selections