Funding: $68,864,631 

Description: Provides funding for comprehensive or site-specific planning projects to examine ways to improve economic development and ridership potential, foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility, improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, engage the private sector, identify infrastructure needs, and enable mixed-use development near transit stations. Planning projects must be associated with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit project.

Eligible Recipients: State or local governmental authorities. Applicants and eventual grant recipients under this program must be FTA grantees as of the publication date of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). A proposer must either be the project sponsor of an eligible transit capital project as defined above or an entity with land use planning authority in an eligible transit capital project corridor.

Eligible Uses: Grants are available to assist in financing comprehensive or site-specific planning associated with eligible projects that seek to:

  • Enhance economic development, ridership, and other goals established during the project development and engineering processes

  • Facilitate multimodal connectivity and accessibility

  • Increase access to transit hubs for pedestrian and bicycle traffic

  • Enable mixed-use development

  • Identify infrastructure needs associated with the eligible project

  • Include private sector participation

Deadline: July 25, 2022

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