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Capital and Operating Assistance Transit Grants

Grants to Montana Non-Profits & Others to
Provide Transportation Services in Rural Areas

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Montana Department of Transportation

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Grants are available to Montana government non-profits, agencies, and others to provide public transportation services in rural areas including services for seniors and disabled persons. Applicants can apply for operating expenses and/or the purchase of vehicles (capital assistance). Proposals can be for local, fixed routes, intercity, on demand, deviated fixed route, and/or regional routes.

Low income persons, the elderly, disabled, and other users of these services, including the general population and agencies in the service area must be invited to participate in the plan development. Taxi companies and other private transportation providers must also be invited to participate.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135141

Term of Contract:

Financial year 2015.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Operators of public transportation services

Pre-Application Information:

Each general public transportation agency using operating funds via MDT is required to make a Good Faith Effort to hire Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for any work they hire an outside party to conduct.

Applicants applying for operating expenses can provide an in-kind match of up to 15% of the total operating grant request.

Capital expense match requirement: either 13.42% or 20.00% match rate is 80/20 for non-ADA capital and 85/15 for ADA capital.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

David Jacobs, Transit Section Supervisor

Adam Kraft, Southern Regional Planner

Tom Stuber, Northern Regional Planner

Steven Potuzak, Western Regional Planner

Katie Willcockson, Urbanized Transit Planner

Eric Romero, Fiscal Planner

Hannah Amestoy, Planning Tech

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