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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations: 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
Aug 24, 2020

Amy Fong


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

The transportation service or capital investment should provide greater access to employment opportunities, educational centers, healthcare, or other needs that profoundly impact the quality of life for the community.


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.

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

Award ceiling: $25,000 cap on planning grant awards, and FTA has the discretion to cap capital and operating awards.
Estimated number of awards: 30
Estimated total program funding: $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 A link to application instructions is available on the program website.

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

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