Apply for a local transit coalition grant

Apply for a local transit coalition grant2019-03-11T16:39:45-04:00

Who can apply?

Any local public transportation coalition is eligible, provided it has the support of the local APTA transit system member(s) and is a member of the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA). For this grant program, a coalition is defined as a collection of groups and/or individuals joined together for the common purpose of promoting transit. An APTA transit system member may apply for the funds on behalf of a coalition or a coalition may apply directly for the funds.

What type of project should I submit?

Projects should focus on grassroots advocacy efforts that can help achieve specific state and local public transportation goals. Projects that support local or regional funding initiatives intended to help support public transportation are highly encouraged. Other activities could include: activities supportive of national efforts to protect federal surface transportation programs or other additional revenue support at the federal level; activities in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce or other prominent business organizations that support public transportation and community mobility; and efforts to educate decision-makers about policies favorable to public transportation. Grant recipients are also expected to be vocal advocates with their respective federal representatives on federal issues related to public transportation.

Grant Funding Amounts

Grant amounts awarded to coalitions for projects will not exceed $10,000. Matching funds are not required as a condition of grant approval.

Project Scope

Projects should focus on grassroots advocacy efforts that can help achieve specific state and local public transportation goals. Projects that support local or regional funding initiatives intended to help support public transportation are highly encouraged. Other activities could include: activities supportive of of national efforts reauthorize federal surface transportation programs and bolster support for transit in federal infrastructure initiatives.

Additional activities could include projects in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce or other prominent business organizations that support public transportation and community mobility and efforts to educate decision-makers about policies favorable to public transportation. Grant recipients are also expected to be vocal advocates with their respective federal representatives on federal issues related to public transportation and attend the NAPTA advocacy day in March 2020.

Deadlines and grant requirement dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Award Announcement: August 2018
  • Interim Report Due: January 11, 2019
  • Funds Fully Spent and Final Report Due: June 28, 2019

Submit an Application

Applications are Due Month Day, Year

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION online here (Link to application)​​ or Download application (Link to document) if necessary, send via USPS to:

Rich Weaver
American Public Transportation Association
1300 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 1200 East
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 496-4809
Email: rweaver@apta.com

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