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Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.505
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
May 4, 2020

Charles Goodman


Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone Program (Short Title: HOPE) provides funding for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans to improve transit services in rural areas and areas experiencing long-term economic distress. The program is intended to reduce fatality rates on rural transportation infrastructure and increase access to jobs and healthcare through enhanced transit options and improved facilities. Grants will also support coordinated human service transportation planning to improve transit service or provide new services such as rides to opioid abuse recovery and treatment.


Eligible applicants under this program must be designated applicants from eligible recipients or sub-recipients under 49 U.S.C. 5307, 49 U.S.C. 5310 or 49 U.S.C. 5311 that are in areas of persistent poverty.

Applicants must identify the eligible lead applicant and all project partners on the team. Eligible project partners and sub-recipients may include, but are not limited to:

  • Public transportation systems
  • Operators of transportation
  • State or local government entities
  • Other organizations that may contribute to the success of the project team including consultants, research consortia, nonprofit industry organizations, and institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $850,000
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $8,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Human services · Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Public health · Transportation

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