Passenger Ferry Grant Program


The Passenger Ferry Grant Program is available to urbanized areas under the authority provided through 49 U.S.C. 5307 (Section 5307). FTA is limiting this discretionary opportunity to capital projects. Capital projects include, but are not limited to, the purchase, replacement, or rehabilitation of ferries and terminals and related equipment. Funds may not be used to fund operating expenses, planning, or preventive maintenance.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 11/01/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible proposers and eventual grant applicants under this initiative must be designated recipients or eligible direct recipients of Section 5307 funds which include public entities engaged in providing a public transportation passenger ferry service. If the recipient is eligible to receive 5307 funds, but does not currently have an active grant with FTA, upon selection, the recipient will be required to work with the FTA regional office to establish its organization as an active grantee. This process may require additional documentation to support technical, financial, and legal capacity. Ferry systems that accommodate cars must also accommodate walk-on passengers in order to be eligible for funding.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Vanessa Williams
Office of Program Management
(202) 366-4818
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $20,000,000.00


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