Each year, public transportation providers in the region are awarded approximately $130 million in FTA formula funds. It is the Regional Transportation Council’s policy to set aside two percent of these funds for Transit Strategic Partnerships projects, formally known as Transit Call for Projects. Under this program, NCTCOG accepts proposals for section 5307 or 5310 funding that seek to implement innovative transit projects in the region. The program prioritizes existing plans and studies, encourages innovative solutions to gaps in service, and offers a more proactive, simplified approach to addressing needs throughout the region.
Project proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated every six months to align with TIP modification deadlines. Staff will work collaboratively with potential applicants to provide information on the application process, funding requirements, and the merits of a competitive proposal. For more information on how to apply, evaluation criteria, and funding availability, please visit the Strategic Partnerships webpage.