Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announces that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives. Grant amounts are capped at $20,000.


  • Projects require a 25 percent match, either as in-kind services or non-federal cash.
  • Projects must be focused on safety education or public awareness initiatives in communities with rail transit systems (commuter rail, light rail, and streetcar).
  • All grants must be coordinated through state Operation Lifesaver programs.

Deadline for grant proposals: August 31, 2015

To apply for a grant, contact your Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator (Find your State Coordinator)

Download the grant application overview and guidelines (pdf format)

For more information on the rail transit safety education grants, contact:

Sarah Kline

OLI Transit Consultant

(202) 679-2280





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