The Governor has designated the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as its principal authority and administrator of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) transit funds for projects in the rural and small urban areas of North Carolina. This authority was established through legislative action as set forth in Article 2B of Chapter 136 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
Where applicable, IMD shall administer these programs in accordance with the guidance published by the Federal Register and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) circulars and in accordance with existing federal and state regulations pertaining to the administration of federal grants by NCDOT.
The Unified Grant Application (UGA) is a comprehensive and consolidated guide to the rural and small urban area transit funding. Please download the UGA file linked below for access to all transit funding programs and eligibility requirements. Please contact your assigned Regional Grant Specialist for further assistance.
Call for Projects
FY24 Unified Grant Application Application Package
IMD opened the Call for Projects on April 4, 2022.
- Phase 1: Register and submit pre-application compliance documents during the period of April 4 – June 15, 2022. Sub-recipients register through SmartSheet and the Regional Grant Specialist (RGS) coordinates with each of their sub-recipients to ensure all required Phase 1 compliance documents have been submitted.
- Phase 2: Opening July 1, 2022: Complete online program applications in EBS portal and upload supporting programmatic required documentation. Each grant program calls for additional documentation required to satisfy program guidance. October 7, 2022 is the deadline to submit EBS applications with completed documentation.
- Phase 3: IMD internal review and approval phase, NCDOT Board of Transportation approval, and agreement completion. Sub-recipients begin using their funds after agreements are in place and they submit claims on a regular basis along with required documentation.
|April 4, 2022||Grant Application Package Distributed|
|April 4 - October 7, 2022||Reginal Grant Specialists Available to Assist Grantees with Questions|
|October 7, 2022||Grant Application Due to NCDOT|
|October - December, 2022||Grant Applications Review Process|
|January - April 2023||IMD makes funding recommendation to NCDOT Broard of Transportation|
|February - June 2023||FTA grant review and award for federal funding|
|July 1, 2023||Effective date of one year grant agreement|