The Federal Transit Administration announced a notice of funding opportunity that encompasses an up to $84.45 million pool of competitive grants through the agency's Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program.
The agency said that program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to deploy alternative propulsion systems for buses, such as battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cells, nationwide.
FTA noted that while the "Low-No" program's funding level sits $55 million per year, Congress appropriated an extra $29.45 million via the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill
The agency added that the application deadline for this grant money is June 18 and that public transit agencies, state transportation departments, and tribal governments are all eligible grant recipients.
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