FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Areas of Persistent Poverty Program

To create new opportunities for those experiencing poverty, the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to help improve transit in areas experiencing long-term economic distress.

The $20 million


in competitive grant funding through FTA’s Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) Program provides more resources to underserved and disadvantaged communities seeking to expand or improve transit.

Related Programs

Federal Transit_Metropolitan Planning Grants

Department of Transportation

Agency: Department of Transportation

Office: DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Estimated Funding: $20,041,870

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
FTA NOFO Website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible entities, Recipients or Subrecipients under (49 U.S.C.

5307, 49 U.S.C.

5310, or 49 U.S.C.

5311) located in Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities.Entities that are subrecipients or indirect recipients under these programs must apply through their ordinary pass-through entities or designated recipients.

State departments of transportation may apply on behalf of eligible applicants within their states.Applicants are also encouraged to work with non-profit organizations.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
FTA Office of Planning and Environment

Agency Email:

Date Posted:

Application Due Date:

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