Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program Funds

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The U.S. Department of Transportationís (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects for the Clean Fuels Grant program enhanced with Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds.

On February 7, 2012, FTA published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Clean Fuels Grant program (77 FR 6178). The NOFA explained the requirements and procedures for eligible applicants to apply for the funds made available by the Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011.

In sum, the FY 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program made available approximately $51.5 million in unallocated Section 5308 Clean Fuels Grant Program funds. As outlined in the NOFA, the Section 5308 funds would be awarded to fund projects in non-attainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide and supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies. Projects in attainment areas were also eligible to apply and if funding was available, would be funded with Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities funds.

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Successful applicants should contact the Region 10 office for specific information regarding applying for the funds. Unsuccessful applicants may contact Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management at 202-366-4818, or email to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of this announcement.

For general program information on the Clean Fuels Grant Program, contact Vanessa Williams, a TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

For further information, contact Region 10ís David Powell at 206-220-7956 or email


/s/ Kenneth A Feldman for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator