Funds Available in APTA Local Coalition Grant Program


APTA is announcing funding availability for local public transit alliances focused on grassroots advocacy efforts that can help achieve equitable local public transportation goals.

APTA will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to organizations that:

  1. prioritize equitable transportation projects that improve access and mobility for underserved populations,
  2. incorporate methods to increase citizen participation in the public engagement process, especially low-income and communities of color, and
  3. promote safe and sustainably equitable transit policies that lessen the effects of climate change on disadvantaged communities. Communities with an extensive focus on equity may be considered for additional funding outside of the maximum $10,000.

Additional activities could include projects in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce or other prominent business organizations that support public transit and mobility, and efforts to inform decision-makers about policies favorable to public transportation.

Eligibility: Any local public transportation coalition is eligible, provided it has the support of the local APTA transit system member(s) and is a member of the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA). Membership in NAPTA is free. For this program, a coalition is defined as a collection of groups and/or individuals joined together for the common purpose of promoting transit.

Click Here to Apply! Applications are being accepted through April 24.