US Department of Transportation to award US$38 million funding to support ferry services

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has confirmed the availability of up to US$38 million in competitive grant funds through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program.

The Passenger Ferry Grant Program funds capital projects that help eligible project sponsors support existing passenger ferry services, establish new ferry services, and repair and modernise ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

Eligible applicants for the funding include public transit agencies, state transportation departments, and Native American Tribes. Projects will be evaluated by criteria defined in federal law and in the NOFO, including the applicant’s demonstration of need, the project’s benefits, project implementation strategy, and capacity for implementing the project.

Instructions for applying can be found on the FTA website and in GRANTS.GOV (funding opportunity FTA-2021-006-TPM-Ferry). Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function by October 5, 2021.

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