State of Good Repair Grants Program

To assist in financing capital projects to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair and to ensure public transit operates safely, efficiently, reliably, and sustainably so that communities can offer balanced transportation choices that helps to improve mobility, reduce congestion,
and encourage economic development.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: This is a new program in FY 2013.

Therefore, prior year Example of Funded Projects are not available.

Fiscal Year 2013: Examples of Funded Projects:

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) uses the funds for cable car rehabilitation, Muni rail replacement, and radio replacement.


Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver uses the funds for capital maintenance projects that pertains to fixed guideway track, rolling stock and electrical substations and LRT stations.

Central Arkansas Transit Authority uses the funds to purchase rail parts for the River Rail Streetcar system.

New Jersey Transit uses the grants for rail preventive maintenance activities.

Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) uses the grants for rail and bus preventive maintenance programs.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority of Ohio uses the funds for projects include: preventive maintenance, routine overhead systems & substation improvements, and related transit enhancements.

Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV: Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses of the Catalog for a listing of the Federal Transit regional offices.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: This is a new program in FY 2013. Therefore, prior year program accomplishments are not available. Fiscal Year 2013: Provide funds for fixed guideway and motorbus capital projects, including maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of transit assets. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $319.15 million for 26 projects in 14 states as of August 9, 2013. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to assist State and local governmental authorities in financing capital projects to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair.

Eligible projects include the replacement and rehabilitation of rolling stock, track, line equipment and structures, signals and communications, power equipment and substations, passenger stations and terminals, security equipment and systems, maintenance facilities and equipment, operational support equipment (including computer hardware and software), and development and implementation of a transit asset management plan.

Preventive maintenance is eligible for funding so long as it is specifically for fixed guideway system.

Funds must be used for the replacement and/or rehabilitation of existing high intensity fixed guideway and high intensity motorbus systems that have been in operation for at least seven years.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are state and local governmental authorities in urbanized areas.

FTA will apportion funds to designated recipients in the urbanized areas with fixed guideway transportation systems operating at least 7 years.

The designated recipients will then allocate funds as appropriate to recipients that are state and local governmental authorities in the urbanized areas.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public, both users and non-users of public transportation. Public agencies, although private transportation companies may participate through contractual arrangements with public agency grantee.


Resolution by an authorized public body approving the filing for an application; projects must be included in an urbanized area"s transportation improvement program (TIP), in the State transportation improvement program (STIP) and approved by FTA and FHWA; information must be provided on labor and relocation; environmental impact statement; legal opinion; coordinated regional planning documentation; maintenance certification; and compliance with certifications and assurances as compiled in FTA"s Annual List of Certifications and Assurances. Cost will be in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. All recipients are required to have a transit asset management system in place in order to be eligible for grants, and recipients must certify that the recipients comply with the rule issues under section 5326 (d) Transi Asset Management. This requirement is subject to a FTA rulemaking, and will not apply immediately in FY 2013. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-142. Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-87 and 49 CFR Part 18 and FTA Circular 9300.1A, "Capital Program: Grant Application Instructions," October 1, 1998. Applications are made to the regional offices of the Federal Transit Administration listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

An FTA grant award obligating Federal funds is reflected in a grant agreement. Grants are awarded electronically using FTA"s Transportation Electronic Award Management (TEAM) system, In order to access this system, a user name and password are needed and can be obtained by contacting the regional offices. Once the funds are reserved in TEAM and the project information has been reviewed and approved by Headquarters, the recipient must execute the grant agreement to access the funds.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, 49 U.S.C 5337.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Funding is made available annually through the appropriation process. Grants may be amended to add newly available funds for a continuing project.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 49, Chapter 5337 (c) and (d). 49 U.S.C. Section 5337 (c) and (d), 97.15 percent of the total amount authorized for the State of Good Repair program be apportioned to UZAs with "High Intensity Fixed Guideway" systems. The apportionments to UZAs with "High Intensity Fixed Guideway" systems are determined by two equal elements:(1) the proportion of the amount a UZA received in FY 2011 to the total amount apportioned to all UZAs in FY 2011; (2) the proportion of vehicle revenue miles of a UZA to the total vehicle revenue miles of all UZAs and the proportion of directional route miles of a UZA to the total directional route miles of all UZAs. High Intensity Motorbus systems will receive the remaining 2.85 percent of the total amount authorized for the State of Good Repair program, and the apportionments to UZAs are based on vehicle revenue miles and directional route miles.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. Matching Requirements: Grants shall provide minimum 20 percent of the net project cost to match each Federal grant provided. The matching funds shall be provided in cash from sources other than Federal Funds or revenues from the operation of public mass transportation systems.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funds apportioned under the State of Good Repair Program remain available to recipients to be obligated in grants during the year of appropriation plus three additional years or four fiscal years in total. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Applicant is required to submit a grant application in the Transportation Electronic Award Management System (TEAM).

Post Assistance Requirements


(1) Progress reports; (2) Federal financial reports; (Submitted quarterly for recipients in urbanized areas over 200,000 population, annually for other recipients and states); (3) construction reports where applicable.

Federal Financial Report, SF-425.

Milestone progress reports are required quarterly.

Federal Financial Report contains expenditure information.

Progress report.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Recipient is required to retain intact, for 3 years following submission of final expenditure report, pending resolution of audit findings, all project contract documents, financial records, and supporting documents.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $2,120,277,750; and FY 14 est $2,149,655,750 - This is a new program in FY 2013. Therefore, prior year obligation information is not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

2013: $2,136,300,000
2014: $2,149,655,750.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FTA Circular 5010.1D for Grants Management
FTA Circular 4220.1F for Third-Party Procurements
FTA Circular C9300.1B for Program Guidance and Application Instructions

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV: Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses of the Catalog for a listing of the Federal Transit regional offices.

Headquarters Office

Eric Hu 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., , Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-0870

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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