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FY 2023 Emergency Relief Grants for Public Transportation Systems Affected by Major Declared Disasters in Calendar Years 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2022

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Federal Transit Administration

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $109,975,497 in grants under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Emergency Relief Program) for states, territories, local government authorities, Indian tribes, and other FTA recipients affected by major declared disasters in calendar years 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Projects may include costs for disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding activities. Costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic are not eligible for this funding. FTA will distribute these funds in a manner consistent with the eligibility requirements of this program, subject to the priorities set forth in the Notice of Availability of Emergency Relief Funding. FTA will review applications and make additional funding allocations on a rolling basis, with the first review taking place for any application submitted within the first 30 days (9/1/2023) of the publication of this notice. If funding remains, additional applications will be evaluated after the final submission deadline of 10/31/2023.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is re-opening the application submission period for 90 days. Applicants who submitted proposals prior to May 26, 2023, do not need to re-submit.

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

Thomas Wilson, 202-366-5279, thomas.wilson@dot.gov

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