- Granting Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration
- Appropriation Amount: $10,000,000
- Grant Amount: no match
- Announcement Date: May 26, 2021
- Closing Date: August 25, 2021
Purpose: Provide state and local governments with assistance to help implement enforcement and education programs, with the goal of preventing drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas.
Eligible projects include public transportation planning, capital, or operating expenses. Unlike in prior years, all eligible applicants may apply for operating assistance. Public transportation includes regular, continuing shared-ride surface transportation services open to the public or open to a segment of the public defined by age, disability, or low income. FTA will award grants to eligible Indian tribes proposing projects
serving rural areas. Applicants must submit one proposal for each project. Specific types of projects include Capital investment for start-ups, replacement, or expansion needs; operating assistance; and planning
projects up to $25,000. Indian tribes applying for a capital replacement or expansion needs must demonstrate a sustainable source of operating funds for existing or expanded services.
Eligible Applicants: Federally recognized Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) located in rural areas with a population of 50,000 or less.