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U.S. Department of Transportation: Low or No Emission Program

Deadline: May 14, 2019

The Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program will award grants for low or no emission buses through a competitive process. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities. A significant transformation is occurring in the transit bus industry, with the increasing availability of low and zero emission bus vehicles for transit revenue operations.

Eligible projects include: 1) purchasing or leasing low or no emission buses; 2) acquiring low or no emission buses with a leased power source; 3) constructing or leasing facilities and related equipment for low or no emission buses; 4) constructing new public transportation facilities to accommodate low or no emission buses; 5) or rehabilitating or improving existing public transportation facilities to accommodate low or no emission buses. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will only consider eligible projects relating to the acquisition or leasing of low or no emission buses or bus facilities that make greater reductions in energy consumption and harmful emissions than comparable standard buses or other low or no emission buses. All proposed projects must be part of the intended recipient’s longterm integrated fleet management plan.

Amount: Approximately $85,000,000 is available to make up to 45 awards. In FY 2018, for the largest amount awarded to a single applicant was $2,290,000.

Eligibility: Designated recipients of FTA grants, states, local governmental authorities, and Indian Tribes.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313967

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