|FY20 FAST Act Authorizing Level||FY20 Appropriations Total||Total Increase from FY20 FAST Act Authorizing Levels|
|5339(a) – Formula Grants||$464,610,000||$632,610,000||$168,000,000|
|5339(b) – Competitive Grants||$289,040,000||$459,040,000||$170,000,000|
|Low/No Emission Grants||$55,000,000||$130,000,000||$75,000,000|
The total amount of funding available for the Section 5339 program is: $1.2 billion. This is a $391,350,000 increase from FAST Act FY20 authorizing levels.
Another important increase is to the Section 5311 program. There is a $40 million increase, amounting to a total of $799 million available for rural areas. This is the largest amount of funding appropriated to Section 5311, ever. Below is a graph that details the funding increases to 5311 since 1989:
There are two more additional funding increases that CTAA will be carefully following once the final legislation is signed: $5,500,000 is available for an innovative mobility demonstration pilot program and $8,500,000 is available for areas of persistent poverty.
*The funding levels described above will remain accurate if the Senate votes on the same appropriations package and bill language.
The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.