Public Transit & Shared Mobility

Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: November 19, 2021
Who is Eligible

Designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed-route bus service, and Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. Applications for the FY 2021-22 funding cycle are currently being accepted, with a deadline of November 19, 2021.

Available Funds

Approximately $409.59 million

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

96 projects were funded in 49 states and territories. 5 projects were funded in California (2020).

Clean California Local Grant Program – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Deadline: February 2022
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, transit agencies, and federally recognized tribal governments. Non-profits may be subapplicants and are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants.

What it Funds

Projects that beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

When to Apply

A call for projects is expected to open in December 2021, with applications due February 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $296 million for the next two years. A maximum award amount of $5 million. The local match component will range from 0% to 50% of the project costs and will be based on the capacity of the community to leverage local capital.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

State or local government authorities.

What it Funds

Transit pilot project that is a new fixed guideway capital project, small start project, or core capacity improvement project that has not entered into a full funding grant agreement with FTA.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until up to eight grants are awarded, subject to funding availability.

Available Funds

$225 million (2020).

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.

Available Funds

$50,000 – $25 million loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

This funding program provides loans to qualified applicants on a non-competitive basis.

Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Local transportation agencies.

What it Funds

Assitance to develop local roadway safety plans.

When to Apply

There is no application deadline. Caltrans will continue to accept applications as long as the funding is available.

Available Funds

$18 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Buses – California Air Resources Board
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Owners of transit buses, school buses, and shuttle buses, Native American Tribes, agencies that are the lessors of applicable transit.

What it Funds

New zero-emission replacement buses for owners of transit, school and shuttle buses.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Funding for transit and shuttle buses is still available. However, funding for zero-emission school buses is no longer available and is currently oversubscribed.

Available Funds

$130 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis in 2019.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined

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