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Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.530
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Nov 2, 2020

Jamel El-Hamri


The Federal Transit Administration will provide funding to support research demonstration grants for public transit agencies to develop, deploy, and demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the operational efficiency of transit agencies, as well as enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Eligible projects will demonstrate innovative solutions to improve the operational efficiencies of transit systems and enhance mobility for their communities in the areas of:

  • Vehicle, facility, equipment, and infrastructure cleaning and disinfection
  • Exposure mitigation measures
  • Innovative mobility, such as contactless payments
  • Measures that strengthen public confidence in transit services

Eligible applicants include state and local governmental authorities, direct recipients of Urbanized Area (49 USC 5307) and Rural Area (49 USC 5311) formula funds, and Tribes.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000
Estimated number of awards: 20

Application process

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

To locate application instructions:

  1. Open the announcement.
  2. Click on the package tab.
  3. Choose to preview the opportunity package.
  4. Click on the button that says download instructions.
  5. Application instructions will be in your browser download folder.
Tagged as
Infectious diseases · Public health · Transportation

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