FTA announces FY23 Passenger Ferry Grants NOFO

FTA announces FY23 Passenger Ferry Grants NOFO Image credit: NORTA

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $220 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support and modernize passenger ferry service in rural and urban communities across the country.

Two grant programs are included in this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO):

  • Passenger Ferry Program, and the
  • Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program

The Passenger Ferry Program supports capital projects to buy, replace, or modernize passenger ferries, terminals, and related equipment. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, $50.1 million is available, of which $5 million is set aside specifically for low- or zero-emission ferries and related facilities/equipment.

The Ferry Service for Rural Communities Program is a competitive grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide capital, planning, and operating assistance to support or expand ferry services in rural areas. For FY 2023, $170 million is available.

Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through GRANTS.GOV by July 17, 2023.

Source: FTA