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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.509
Federal Transit Administration
Mar 20, 2017

Elan Flippin


Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program provides funding to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services.

Proposals should consider how transit services can help to expand ladders of opportunity. Examples may include:

  • Enhancing access to work, educational, and other training opportunities
  • Supporting partnerships that expand access to other governmental, health, medical, education, social, human service, and transportation providers to improve coordinated delivery of services

Federally-recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are eligible.

Grants can be awarded to eligible applicants located in rural and small urban areas with populations under 50,000, not identified as an urbanized area by the Census Bureau.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total funds available: $5,000,000

A 10% match is required, except in cases where financial hardship can be shown.

Application process

Links to program guidance and the online application process is available through

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians ยท Transportation

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