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DOT FTA Announces $1.7B to Modernize Transit Fleets with Low- and No-Emission Buses

Feb. 20, 2023

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced nearly $1.7 billion in available funding through the Low or No Emission and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs FY2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The funding will support state and local efforts to modernize aging transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses, renovate and construct bus facilities, and assist workforce development.

Funding for the NOFO was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is available for two programs, the Low or No Emission Vehicle Grant Program (Low-No Program) and the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. DOT FTA is joining these two grant opportunities in one NOFO, and applicants are welcome to apply to either program or both. These programs can help:

  • Replace old transit agency buses
  • Provide good-paying jobs
  • Improve transit affordability and reliability
  • Invest in community health and environmental justice
  • Contribute to the federal goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Applicants must submit proposals electronically by April 13, 2023.

Joint Office Transit Technical Assistance for Transit

Currently, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) is providing technical assistance to transit fleets planning to apply for or receiving funds from DOT's Low-No Program. The Joint Office offers transit technical assistance for those interested in applying for this NOFO to help plan for and deploy clean transit buses.

Learn more about Joint Office technical assistance for transit agencies.

Read the DOT FTA press release.