Electric or Low Emitting Ferry Program

June 10, 2022

Developed by: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Federal Agency: Department of Transportation

Competitive Grant

Description: Makes federal funding available to provide grants for the purchase of electric or low-emitting ferries and the electrification of or other reduction of emissions from existing ferries. At least one grant shall be for a ferry service that serves the state with the largest number of marine highway system miles. At least one grant shall be for a bi-state ferry service with an aging fleet; and whose development of zero- and low-emission powered ferries will propose to advance the state of the technology toward increasing the range and capacity of zero emission power source ferries.

Recipients: Will be identified in a Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Eligible projects: The purchase of electric or low-emitting ferry vessels that reduce emissions by using alternative fuels or on-board energy storage systems and related charging infrastructure to reduce emissions or produce zero onboard emissions under normal operation.

Timing: A notice of funding is expected to be released sometime in June, 2022. View the upcoming notice of funding page here.

More informationFederal Transit Administration’s Webpage