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Areas of Persistent Poverty Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.505
Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Mar 10, 2023

Colby McFarland


The Areas of Persistent Poverty Program will provide funding for planning, engineering, or the development of technical or financing plans for transportation projects to assist areas of persistent poverty and historically disadvantaged communities.

Eligible projects may include:

  • Improved transit services
  • New transit routes
  • Engineering for transit facilities and improvements to existing facilities
  • Innovative technologies
  • Planning for low or no emission buses
  • Planning for a new bus facility or intermodal center that supports transit services
  • Integrated fare collections systems
  • Provide new service such as transportation for services to address the opioid epidemic
  • Increase access to environmental justice populations, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate change

Eligible applicants include state and local governmental entities that operate public transportation services that are located in areas of persistent poverty or historically disadvantaged communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $850,000
Project period: Up to 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 45
Estimated total program funding: $20,041,870

Application process

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

Tagged as
Infrastructure · Poverty · Transportation

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