Apply Now for Grants to Address Homelessness Through Transit Planning

August 31, 2023
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Earlier this month, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $13 million in grants that can help communities address homelessness through transit planning.

The Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning aims to improve public transportation by providing funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit capital investment. 

Special consideration will be given to applications that support unhoused populations and promote housing affordability. This year, applications for areas with a lower population density or lower average income compared to surrounding areas will receive a higher federal funding share. Proposals that address three or more activities related to the development of affordable housing will receive a federal funding share of 100%.

Grantees must use the funding to:

  • Improve economic development and ridership
  • Foster multimodal connectivity and accessibility
  • Improve transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Engage the private sector
  • Identify infrastructure needs
  • Enable mixed-use development near transit stations

FTA will host a webinar for interested applicants on September 14. Questions in the meantime can be directed to

Applications are due no later than October 10.

Read the full announcement.

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