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Areas of Persistent Poverty Program

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Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • General Public
  • Local Governments
  • Non-profits
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Federal Transit Administration

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260, Dec. 27, 2020) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Public Law No: 117-103, March 15, 2022) makes available $20,041,870 (of which $20,000,000 is funding from Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and $41,870 is from FY 2021). The Areas of Persistent Poverty Program awards grants to eligible applicants for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans for projects eligible under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code to assist Areas of Persistent Poverty or Historically Disadvantaged Communities.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Colby McFarland

Office of Planning and Environment,


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