The program application guidance document to the right contains information about grants for public transportation and commuter services administered by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Information is provided for each of the various categories of grants that are awarded each year and specifically, who can apply for the grants and what expenses are eligible for each category. The forms that must be completed in order to submit a grant application and instructions for submitting the form(s) are available in OLGA.
The following is a general timeline state and federal public transportation and commuter services grants.
DRPT announces the opening of the annual applications period.
Applications are due for all state aid programs and FTA Section 5310 and 5311 programs.
DRPT evaluates applications and requests any additional information needed from applicants.
Applications are due for FTA Section 5303 funds.
DRPT completes application evaluation and develops the public transportation and commuter services portion of the draft Six-Year Improvement Program.
Commonwealth Transportation Board adopts the Six-Year Improvement Program. DRPT notifies applicants of approved grants and funding levels.
Fiscal Year begins – contracts executed and payments initiated.
Program Application Guidance