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National Rural Transportation Assistance Program

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Close Date:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


The Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) provides a source of funding to assist in the design and implementation of training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the needs of transit operators in nonurbanized areas.

Eligible recipients: States, local governments, and providers of rural transit services.

Eligible activities: States may use RTAP funds to support nonurbanized transit activities in four categories: training, technical assistance, research, and related support services.

The State should develop State RTAP activities through a process that provides maximum opportunity for the participation of rural transit operators, both public and private, in identifying and establishing priority areas of need for transportation research, technical assistance, training, and related support services in other than urbanized areas.

Related Resources

Funding Details

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

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Office of Program Management, Federal Transit Administration, 202-366-2053

Directory of RTAP Managers

To request technical or peer assistance from the National RTAP office, complete and submit the assistance request form.

For other program questions, contact National RTAP office: 888-589-6821, [email protected]

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