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Ladders of Opportunity Initiative

FTA has announced the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative, a discretionary grant program for buses and bus facilities. The Office of Transit is submitting a statewide application on behalf of urban and rural transit systems in Ohio. Urban transit systems may also apply on their own directly to grants.gov. For rural transit systems, the Office of Transit will use projects listed on the four-year capital plan. Notify Skip Dunkle if you wish to apply for items not on the four-year capital plan. ODOT reserves the discretion to not include all items requested.

Available below are the Notice of Funding Availability, the Opportunity Announcement (which lists eligible items, ineligible expenses, and the federal share), and application forms. Please submit completed Grant Application Packages, which include the SF424 Mandatory Form, the supplemental form (Applicant and Proposal Profile), and any other attachments, by email to Chuck Dyer at chuck.dyer@dot.state.oh.us by July 9.

Notice of Funding Availability

Opportunity Announcement

Required Application Components:

Grant Application Package

Supplemental Form




Chuck Dyer
Assistant Administrator
(614) 466-3718

Skip Dunkle
Transit Manager
(614) 466-7456

Juana Hostin
Urban Transit Planner
(614) 644-0304