FTA Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Posted: January 30, 2023

Deadline: April 13, 2023

Grantor: US Federal Transit Administration

Additional Information

The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (49 U.S.C. 5339(b)) makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funding is provided through formula allocations and competitive grants. 

View the full Federal Register Notice here.

Low-No & Bus FAQs


Eligible applicants for the Buses and Bus Facilities Program include designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, States (including territories and Washington D.C.) or local governmental entities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes.

Eligible subrecipients include all otherwise eligible applicants and also private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.  

Click to see the 150 projects that were awarded in the FY22 cycle.


The federal share of eligible capital costs is 80 percent of the net capital project cost, unless the grant recipient requests a lower percentage.


How to Apply

Apply on grants.gov here. (Funding Opportunity # FTA-2023-003-TPM-BUS)

The Bus and Bus Facilities program is rolled out alongside the FTA Low-No Grant Program, but there is a separate application for each.


Region 4 Office, Federal Transit Administration

230 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

Phone: 404-865-5600

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