New Freedom Policy, Guidance, and Procedures

On May 1, 2007,Circular 9045.1, the New Freedom Program Guidance and Application Instruction went into effect. This circular contains guidance on the administration of the New Freedom program under 49 U.S.C. 5317and guidance for the preparation of grant applications.

The following are the New Freedom statuatory language at 49 U.S.C. 5317, FTA's New Freedom circular and Federal Register notices issued by FTA that invited the public to provide input on the circular's provisions, issued interim guidance, and responded to comments received.

Questions and Answers on the Section 5310, JARC and New Freedom Programs (Updated April 29, 2009) (PDF)

This section includes the New Freedom statutory language, the FTA circular, and related Federal Register Notices.