Distributing federal funds
The Council receives federal funding to support transit in the Twin Cities area. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides most funds that support locally planned, constructed and operated public transportation systems.
The Council's Transportation Planning and Programming Guide (20 pages, PDF) describes the transportation planning process, roles, and responsibilities.
Managing federally-funded projects
The Council is responsible for managing federally-funded transit projects, in accordance with federal requirements. Some projects are implemented by subrecipients (or subgrantees) through FTA financial assistance awarded by the Council.
To ensure those projects are properly managed, Council staff provide expertise and resources, and developed a guide to managing federal grants that provides grant subrecipients and Council project staff with guidelines on all aspects of the grant process, from initial application through invoicing and reporting requirements.
More about Federal Grants Management.