On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA), which includes $900 billion in supplemental appropriations for COVID-19 relief, $14 billion of which will be allocated to support the transit industry during the COVID-19 public health emergency, was signed into law.
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CRRSAA funding will be disbursed through FTA apportionments to its Urbanized Area (Section 5307), Rural Formula, Tribal Transit and Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities programs.
States and urbanized areas already receiving FTA funding are eligible for supplemental funds.
The FTA will directly allocate CRRSAA supplemental funds to states and urbanized areas by formula.
The $14 billion in supplemental funds will be distributed as follows:
Similar to the CARES Act, the supplemental funding will be provided at 100-percent federal share, with no local match required. Funding will support expenses eligible under the relevant program, although the Act directs recipients to prioritize payroll and operational needs.