Tribes typically operate small transit systems of half a dozen buses and a handful of vans. In many tribal communities, those buses and vans provide the only option for residents to address basic needs through grocery shopping or medical appointments. In other communities, transit buses provide long-distance travel to help residents get to faraway jobs. FTA’s competitive grants provide funding for tribes to replace aging vehicles, maintain existing fleets, open and operate new transit systems or improve existing service. The FTA funding opportunity, which is open through March 20, offers grants that primarily support capital purchases.