Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Posted: September 20, 2021

Deadline: November 19, 2021

Grantor: Federal Transit Administration

Additional Information

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $409.59 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for buses, bus facilities, and bus equipment. 

The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.  Additionally, recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their requested grant award for workforce development activities eligible under Federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5314(b)) and an additional 0.5 percent for costs associated with training at the National Transit Institute.

Proposals must be submitted electronically through the website here. All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in

A webinar for this opportunity will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST. 


Eligible applicants include designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states 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.

Subrecipients include eligible recipients that receive grant funding under the formula or discretionary programs may allocate amounts from the grant to subrecipients that are public agencies or private nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation. 


For more information, contact Tom Wilson, Office of Program Management, (202) 366-5279, or consult our applicant FAQs.

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