The Program Application Guidance document contains information about grants for public transportation and commuter services administered by 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 for state and federal public transportation grants.
DRPT announces the opening of the annual grant application period.
February 1 or First Business Day in February
Applications are due for Public Transportation, Commuter Services/TDM and FTA Section 5310 and 5311 programs.
DRPT evaluates applications and requests any additional information needed from applicants. Late April Applications are due for FTA Section 5303 funds.
DRPT completes application evaluation and develops the draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) which contains funding for public transportation and commuter services programs and services. The SYIP includes funding for transit operating and capital and TDM program operating and projects.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board adopts the Six-Year Improvement Program. DRPT notifies applicants of approved grants and funding levels. July 1 Fiscal Year begins – contracts executed.