Transit Strategic Partnerships Program

The Transit Strategic Partnerships Program for the North Central Texas Region is now accepting proposals. Each year, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awards approximately $130 million in funding to public transportation providers in North Texas. The Regional Transportation Council’s policy is to set aside two percent for Transit Strategic Partnerships projects. Approximately $4.1 million in federal funds is currently available to award for eligible transit projects.

Through this program, staff will review proposals for innovative transit projects and solutions. Types of eligible projects will vary by funding type. Click here to learn more about types of funding available for transit initiatives in the region. The program is accepting proposals on a rolling basis, and the evaluation cycles coincide directly with TIP modification deadlines.

Application Cycle Overview

Click here to learn more about the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Current Application Cycle Opened:   June 1, 2022
Deadline to Submit for Current Cycle:   November 30, 2022

How to Apply

If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss the application process or your proposal prior to the deadline, please send an email to Rachel Jenkins at 

Click here to learn more about types of funding available for transit initiatives in the region.

Available Strategic Partnership Funding for the Region


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Possible Points                            

Needs Assessment
Does the proposal address Access North Texas strategies? Does it address NCTCOG Transit Study recommendations? Does it intend to serve transit-dependent populations? Does it address environmental justice and/or accessibility?


Strategic Value and Innovation
Is it an innovative project that serves an immediate need? Could it serve as a model to other agencies? Is It non-duplicative?


Project Funding and Sustainability
Are budget assumptions sound and reasonable? Does the proposal meet minimum funding requirements? Is local match identified? Is project sustainability identified?


Implementation Capacity and Collaboration
Does the proposal include coordination with stakeholders and existing providers? Does the agency have the required capacity to implement?




Links to referenced plans, studies, and tools can be found in the Application Resources Section below.

Contact Us

For more information about the Transit Strategic Partnerships Program, contact Rachel Jenkins at