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American Rescue Plan Additional Assistance FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Date Posted: September 7, 2021

Date Closed: November 8, 2021

Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-012-TPM-AAF

Details: 9/7/2021. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Additional Assistance. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2,207,561,294 in Fiscal Year 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Additional Assistance Funding. Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2021-012-TPM-AAF. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/8/2021.

Summary: American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Additional Assistance funding is available through a discretionary process to eligible recipients or subrecipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5307) or Rural Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5311) in response to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19). Eligible expenses are operating costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, and sanitization combating the spread of pathogens on transit systems, and debt service payments incurred to maintain operations and avoid layoffs and furloughs as a result of COVID-19.

Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant is an eligible recipient of Urbanized Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5307) or Rural Area Formula funds (49 U.S.C. 5311).

Link and Instructions for attaching the supplemental form to the SF-424: All applicants must complete the supplemental form and attach it to their submission in GRANTS.GOV.

Application Instructions: In addition to completing the supplemental form, applicants must select the appropriate application package in GRANTS.GOV based on the corresponding Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)/Assistance Listing under which the funding would be administered, 20.507 for Urban Area (5307 Program) requests or 20.509 for Rural Area (5311 Program) requests.

Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 11/8/2021. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.


Join FTA for a webinar about the funding opportunity on Sept. 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. No registration is needed. Click here to join the webinar.

FTA is committed to providing equal access to this session for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email

For Further Information Contact: For information on this NOFO for ARP Additional Assistance, contact Sarah Clements, Office of Program Management, 202-366-3062 e-mail:

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