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Notice of Funding Availability for Resilience Projects in Response to Hurricane Sandy

Post Date

December 24th 2013

Application Due Date

March 28th 2014

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Funding Activity Categories

Disaster Prevention and Relief

Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special District Governments
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments

Eligible applicants must be located in or provide public transportation service in one of the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, which are defined as areas for which President Obama declared a major disaster under the Stafford Act in response to Hurricane Sandy. Eligible applicants include (1) States and Indian tribes, (2) local governmental authorities and public transportation agencies that receive funding through FTA formula programs, (3) other entities responsible for an eligible public transportation capital project that enter into a sub-recipient arrangement with an existing FTA grantee, and (4) entities that provide intercity passenger rail service. Projects that involve joint public transit and intercity passenger rail service will be administered under the provisions of (2) or (3) above. Note: Entities that provide public transportation service and are not current recipients of FTA funding are only eligible to receive Emergency Relief funding as a subrecipient of an FTA recipient. These entities should contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office, the contact information for which is available at, to find a direct FTA recipient in their area to apply on their behalf.


  • Award Range:

    $None - $None

Grant Description

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $3 billion in funds under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program and the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 for States, local governmental authorities, tribal governments and other FTA recipients impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which affected mid-Atlantic and northeastern states in October 2012. This announcement solicits proposals for resilience projects, defined as those projects designed and built to address current and future vulnerabilities to a public transportation facility or system due to future occurrence or recurrence of emergencies or major disasters that are likely to occur in the geographic area in which the public transportation system is located; or projected changes in development patterns, demographics, or climate change and extreme weather patterns. For the purposes of this notice, —Äpublic transportation—Ā may include consideration of intercity passenger rail service. This resilience funding is intended to protect public transportation infrastructure that has been repaired or rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy or that is at risk of being damaged or destroyed by a future natural disaster. These investments reduce the likelihood that U.S. taxpayers are asked to repair the same infrastructure after a future major storm or natural disaster. Furthermore, the activities funded under this notice will help strengthen and build more resilient communities to better withstand future disasters.

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