Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program


FTA Workforce Development activities are authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5322, Human Resource Programs. The Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program is intended to exercise this authority by providing funding to transit agencies and other entities with innovative solutions to pressing workforce development issues. In its second funding iteration, FTA seeks applications that showcase and support products and approaches that improve the state of the practice of workforce development. Specific focus is given to those: 1) projects or programs that demonstrate innovative methods of leveraging investments in public transportation infrastructure to generate possible impacts in local employment, particularly in underserved communities; 2) innovative projects or programs that support the training/professional development needs of blue-collar workers, particularly in the area of new and emerging technologies; and 3) projects that support or showcase innovative methods of encouraging youth to pursue careers in public transportation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/05/2012 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public transit agencies, state departments of transportation (DOTs) providing public transportation services; and Indian tribes, non-profit institutions and institutions of higher education.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Betty Jackson
Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation (Room E43-425)
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590
Phone: 202-366-1730
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $100,000.00 to $1,000,000.00


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