FTA announced the availability of approximately $13.4 million in competitive grant funds through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning. The funding will support local planning and investment near transit hubs to promote sustainable, livable, and equitable communities.
TOD links public transportation, land use, and housing to create communities that are connected to transit and walkable. TOD planning can reduce transportation costs for American families and reduce their carbon footprint by improving transit access to jobs and services.
To apply for funding, an applicant must be an existing FTA grant recipient – either a project sponsor of an eligible transit project or an entity with land use planning authority in the project corridor. To ensure that work meets the needs of the local community, transit project sponsors and land use planning authorities must partner to conduct the planning work.
FTA will host a webinar on Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m., ET to discuss the requirements for funding, application eligibility and criteria, and the submission process. Participants will learn more about the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning program and how to apply. The webinar will include an opportunity to ask questions.
Instructions for applying can be found on FTA’s Website here and in GRANTS.GOV (FTA-2023-011-TPE-TODP). When the Federal Register Notice officially publishes on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the GRANTS.GOV “APPLY” function by October 10, 2023.