of Program: Urban
Urban Transit Program (UTP) encompasses funding administered by the Office of
Transit for transit service in Ohio’s urbanized areas with populations of
50,000 or greater. The program goal is
to facilitate the most efficient and effective use of state funds in the
provision of transportation services. There are 26 urban transit agencies in
Who Can Apply? Regional Transit Authorities, County Transit Boards,
municipalities, or counties that own or operate public transportation systems.
Transit systems must be recipients of FTA Section 5307 funds in order to
receive UTP funds.
Funding: ODOT allocated $16.6 million for state fiscal
year 2021. The sources of funds for this program are from
Ohio’s General Revenue Funds passed by the Ohio General Assembly for the
2020-2021 biennium. The UTP funds are formula-based and allocations are
determined by the Federal Transit Administration funds received and the
percentage of federal funds received in Ohio.
Application Process: The program application schedule for SFY 2021 is below. See the Program Criteria and
Application Instructions from SFY2020 under the
Program Guide and Documents section for more details on the types of
funding assistance available and program requirements.
SFY2021 Urban Transit
Letter of Intent: Announced January 29, 2020
Letter of Intent: Due February 14, 2020
Application Workshops: Late February and March 2020
Applications: Due May 27, 2020
Awards: Announced July 2020