Tribal Transit Program 2017 – Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov as opportunity FTA-2017-002-TPM. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by midnight Eastern Time on March 20, 2017. Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)(A), as amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015). This is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year 2017 projects. The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Funds distributed to Indian tribes under the TTP should not replace or reduce funds that Indian tribes receive from states through FTA’s Section 5311 program. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 20, 2017.