Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.509
Federal Transit Administration
Feb 18, 2015

Elan Flippin
Phone: 202.366.3800


Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program provides funding to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for Tribal public transit services.

Proposals should consider how transit services can help to expand ladders of opportunity. Examples could include:

  • Enhancing access to work, educational, and other training opportunities
  • Supporting partnerships that expand access to other governmental, health, medical, education, social, human service, and transportation providers to improve coordinated delivery of services

Federally-recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are eligible.

Grants can be awarded to eligible applicants located in rural and small urban areas with populations under 50,000 not identified as an urbanized area by the Bureau of the Census

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Discretionary Funds Available: $5,000,000

A ten percent match is required, except in cases where financial hardship can be shown.

Application process

A link to the application is available through

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, Economic development, Transportation

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.