$22 million available through November 12 in Rural Transit Funds
More than $22.3 million in funding is available through Nov. 12 from the Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation (ITD-PT) office for rural transit service providers in Idaho.
Local government authorities, public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, and operators of public transportation that receive funding indirectly through an eligible recipient are eligible to apply..
Every two years, ITD-PT makes funding available for operating and capital projects to support rural public transportation needs and services. In a largely rural state, there are public transportation services in 43 of the 44 counties.
Applications can be found at the “Apply for Funds” link below, or on the ITD-PT website under the “Application” drop down tab labeled
“Congressional Appropriation Applications,” along with additional application details.
Funds are made available through four funding sources: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Rural Enhanced Mobility for Elderly and Disabled Grant Program, FTA 5311 Rural Formula Grant Program, FTA 5339 Bus and Bus facilities Grant Program, and the Vehicle Investment Program (VIP). Each grant program has its own set of requirements and details can be located within each individual application on the website.
Those with questions about the application, or for more information about the funding, please contact ITD Rural Grants Officer Rachel Pallister at (208) 334-8822 or Rachel.Pallister@itd.idaho.gov