Consolidated Transit Funding Application
Iowa's Consolidated Transit Funding Application is used by all transit agencies to apply for STA funds and federal 5310, 5311 and 5339 funds. Any system applying for statewide 5339 capital funds must include its request in the consolidated application. The consolidated application also requests information on expected direct-funded federal transit assistance grants for large urban transit systems under the 5307 program. Any individual projects from the 5339 capital program for all transit systems should also be included.
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State Transit Assistance (STA) Special Project Application
The rules for Iowa’s STA program provide that the bulk of the funding goes out by formula to the designated public transit systems. It also provides that $300,000 are set-aside each year for special projects to improve transit in the state of Iowa. Individual special projects for the purpose of supporting start-up of new coordination activities. This will be in addition to the continuing use of these funds for statewide or emergency projects, and funds not needed for special projects can still be moved into the formula portion of the program. The special projects will be to help transit systems respond to needs identified by human service agencies, with preference given to projects involving match coming from the human services side. Projects must involve open-to-the-public services. Projects would allow start-up funding, until the services have a chance to be reflected in the STA formula.
Applications are reviewed with the Iowa Transportation Coordination Council, and may be submitted anytime during the year.
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Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP)
Iowa DOT's Office of Systems Planning conducts an annual competitive application process for this program. ICAAP supports projects designed to reduce congestion and improve air quality. Highway, transit and trails projects, as well as educational campaigns, are eligible and evaluated on the basis of projected impact on congestion and air quality. Local applications are due to the Office of Systems Planning by Oct. 1, for funding that is available approximately one year later. Projects do not need to be in the TIP/STIP at the time of initial application. Projects selected to receive ICAAP funding are usually recommended for approval to the Iowa Transportation Commission in February, to allow for inclusion in the next year’s TIP/STIP.
Transit Capital Match Loan Program (Amoco Loan)
Amoco Loan applications may be submitted at anytime during the year. The Iowa DOT's Office of Public Transit periodically announces the amount of uncommitted Amoco Loan funds available and encourages transit systems to apply. The application is in the form of a letter, requesting the loan and proposing a repayment schedule, which may be subject to negotiation. The request is also required to estimate the energy conservation benefit of the project to be funded. Loan decisions are made by the Office of Public Transit.
|State Transit Assistance Special Project Application Materials|
|Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Application Materials|
|Public Transit Infrastructure Authorizing Resolution|
|Intercity Bus Grant Application Materials|
|Intercity Bus Grant Proposals|
|Minority Impact Statement|