Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities, Ladders of Opportunity Program

Quick Facts

Due DateAugust 4, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 100,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityTransportation
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - ??Direct Recipients?? within the meaning of FTA?s Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, States, or Indian Tribes are eligible to submit proposals for this initiative. Except for projects proposed by Indian Tribes, proposals for funding eligible projects in rural (nonurbanized) areas must be submitted as part of a consolidated State proposal. States and Direct Recipients may also submit consolidated proposals for projects in urbanized areas. Proposals shall contain projects to be implemented by the Recipient or its subrecipients. Eligible subrecipients include public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and private providers engaged in public transportation. The proposal must include a detailed statement regarding the role of any public transportation provider who is a project partner but may not be the lead applicant in the implementation of the project.

Program Description

Solicitation of Project Proposals for Bus and Bus Facilities Program, Ladders of Opportunity Initiative. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $100 million from recoveries from the Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA?LU), Public Law 109?59 and prior authorizations. Additional recoveries or other unallocated program funding may result in additional funding for proposals submitted under this notice. Opportunity details are avialble on the FTA website and in the Federal Register notice http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-04/html/2014-12925.htm.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberFTA-2014-004-TPM
Funding Opportunity TitleSection 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities, Ladders of Opportunity Program
Opportunity CategoryTransportation
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards100
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateJune 5, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateAugust 4, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateSeptember 3, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 100,000,000
Award AmountUp to $ 100,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 20.500 - Federal Transit_Capital Investment Grants
  • 000000

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - ??Direct Recipients?? within the meaning of FTA?s Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula program, States, or Indian Tribes are eligible to submit proposals for this initiative. Except for projects proposed by Indian Tribes, proposals for funding eligible projects in rural (nonurbanized) areas must be submitted as part of a consolidated State proposal. States and Direct Recipients may also submit consolidated proposals for projects in urbanized areas. Proposals shall contain projects to be implemented by the Recipient or its subrecipients. Eligible subrecipients include public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and private providers engaged in public transportation. The proposal must include a detailed statement regarding the role of any public transportation provider who is a project partner but may not be the lead applicant in the implementation of the project.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Program Information WebsiteFTA Website for Current Notices of Funding Availability
ContactOffice: DOT/Federal Transit Administration
Samuel Snead
Program Manager
Ladders of Opportunity Program
FTA Office of Transit Programs
Samuel Snead

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