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Transit Operating Grant

We distribute state and federal operations funding to eligible rural, small urban, and tribal transit providers.

How it works

State rules require us to collect and consider specific information to allocate funding and award contracts. We divide the required application information into two pieces:

  • Information needed for funding decisions
  • Information required by administrative code prior to contract awards

Each piece has its own questionnaire with due dates, and where it is possible allows you to enter information directly into the form.


Existing systems

Transit systems that received the grant in 2024 are eligible for the 2025 grant.

New systems

Your system must provide transit services to the general public. Please contact Glenn Gadbois to initiate a a competitive grant process for your proposed service area.

Application period

This solicitation will open on May 1, 2024, and applications will be due on June 28, 2024.