Rural Transportation Assistance Program grant - notice of funding opportunity

Update Feb. 9, 2021

The application for training and other support services for public transportation operators in rural (i.e., nonurbanized) areas in the Call for Projects is now closed. The evaluation panel will complete application reviews by Feb. 19, 2021.

The application (pdf 93 kb) for the technical assistance section for the data standards, including General Transit Feed Specifications (GTFS)/GTFS Flex, in the Call for Projects will remain open until further notice. Proposals for this project may be awarded up to $75,000.

For more information on the above update, contact Marianna Hanefeld at or 425-777-0557.

Eligible applicants

Any private or public organization with experience and capacity for data standards work and estimated maintenance costs related to GTFS is eligible to apply.

Important dates

  • Jan. 12, 2021: Notice of funding opportunity – application available
  • Feb. 8, 2021: Due date for applications except for the GTFS submittals (see above)
  • Feb. 9-19, 2021: Evaluation panel scores applications
  • March 1, 2021: Award letters sent
  • July 1, 2021: Contract period begins

Application materials

Download the Rural Transportation Assistance Program Grant Application 2021-2023 (pdf 224 kb) and 2021-2023 Call for Projects (pdf 233 kb) to apply for the grant.

More information

For additional information, contact Marianna Hanefeld at or 425-777-0557.