Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.509
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Jun 26, 2023

Elan Flippin


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

Priority consideration is given to projects that create significant community benefits related to healthcare, education, the economy, or the environment.


Federally-recognized 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.

Applicants must be located and provide service in a rural area with a population of less than 50,000. A service area can include some portions of urban areas (as identified in the most recent census), as long as rural areas are also served.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $25,000 cap on planning grant awards, and FTA has the discretion to cap capital and operating awards.
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $8,935,753

Application process

Links to program guidance and the online application process is available through Application instructions are available on the related documents tab and in the Federal Register.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Transportation

Organizations (1)

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.