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FTA Releases Final Initial Updated Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grants Program
January 12, 2023 – The Federal Transit Administration today released its initial updates to Capital Investment Grants (CIG) policy guidance to reflect eligibility changes made to the CIG program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) enacted in November 2021.
In March 2022, FTA sought public comment on three initial proposed changes to FTA’s CIG Policy Guidance that was last published in 2016. These changes related to BIL changes on: Core Capacity eligibility; how FTA will determine that a CIG project sponsor has demonstrated progress on meeting Transit Asset Management State of Good Repair targets; and how applicants can request entry into the initial phase of the CIG process entitled Project Development for the newly created eligibility called bundles of CIG projects.
The updated version published today can be found here on FTA’s Web site and in the docket at Regulations.gov. In the future, FTA intends to propose for public comment more comprehensive updates to the CIG Policy Guidance.