On June 30, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $16 million for funding for transit in areas of persistent poverty. Eligible applicants include States, tribes, and designated or direct recipients eligible under 49 U.S.C. 5307, 49 U.S.C. 5310, or 49 U.S.C. 5311. Projects must also be located in areas of persistent poverty. To verify whether your region contains areas of persistent poverty as defined in this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO, PDF link), use the eligibility tool online here. Proposals are due August 30. For more information, contact Tonya Holland, FTA Office of Planning and Environment, at 202.493.0383.