HVIP vouchers can be used to satisfy the local match requirement. Other state programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Extended warranties are an eligible expense as part of a bus purchase, but not as a standalone project.
Although there isn’t a page limit for supporting documentation, applicants should only include information that specifically supports the statements made in the narrative. Applicants may include just the pertinent excerpts from a larger document. For example, an applicant may attach a document that includes only the cover page and the pages referenced in the narrative. File sizes cannot be larger than 3 MB.
Yes. “Revenue service” means carrying passengers. Fare-free transit is included in revenue service. However, the service must be public transportation and open to all.
Yes. The spare ratio policy applies to all buses in an agency’s fleet. However, FTA will permit agencies to include vehicles that have met their minimum useful life in their contingency fleet if the agency is introducing zero-emission vehicles into its fleet. Contingency fleet vehicles are not included in the calculation of spare ratio.
Applications will be evaluated based on the responses provided in the supplemental form and the attached documentation. Content that is not included in the application package will not be reviewed.
No. However, FTA expects that the cost of consultant services is reasonable for the scope of the project.
Yes. VW settlement funds can be used for local match. However, applicants must provide documentation that the funds have been reserved and can be used for the project.
No. Discounts on costs charged are not considered in-kind contributions and cannot be counted towards local match. Discounts reduce the total project cost, which is used to calculate the federal and local shares.
Yes. Since the battery lease would be part of the total project cost, any local funds used for the lease payments would be eligible as local match.