National Rural Transportation Assistance Program

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under FTAs Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program (49 U.S.C. 5311), to fund a National Rural Transportation Assistance Program (National RTAP).

The National 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 specific needs of transit operators in rural areas. The National RTAP provides for the development of information and materials for use by local operators and State administering agencies, and supports research and technical assistance projects of national interest.

The total duration of this cooperative agreement, including the exercising of any options under this text, shall not exceed 5 years. FTA intends to fund the National RTAP at $1,794,903 for the first year, as authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141 (2012). Funding beyond the first year will depend upon (1) future appropriations and authorizations, and (2) annual performance reviews.

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announcement is available at will announce the final project selection on the FTA Web site at and in the Federal Register. Proposals must be submitted to FTA, electronically through the GRANTS.GOV by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 10, 2014.

For general program information, as well as proposal-specific questions, please contact Lorna Wilson at 202-366-0893 or email TDD is available at 800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

For further information, contact Region 10s Annette Lee at 206-220-4461 or email


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R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator