CASTA is pleased to administer the Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) in Colorado on behalf of the Colorado Department of Transportation – Division of Transit and Rail. The program provides professional development, training and technical assistance to transit professionals working for rural and specialized transit agencies.

The program includes regional trainings, the annual training conference bi-weekly electronic newsletter, training material distribution and targeted technical assistance for individual agencies. The RTAP program also provides scholarship assistance for employees of rural and specialized agencies.

Before the event:

Complete and submit the form below at least two weeks before the event.  We will email you if your request has been approved and what amount we are able to reimburse.  We can only reimburse requests that have been approved.

After the event:

Submit all receipts and documentation verifying each expense along with the original form. Please make every attempt to submit reimbursement requests within 30 days of the conclusion of the event so that we may cut checks in a timely manner.

RTAP Scholarship Application/Reinbursement Form

This form is to be used to apply for RTAP funds in order to receive training, technical assistance or
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    Enter the first and last name of the Participant(s) receiving the scholarship. Press (+) to add a new entry.
  • Expense DescriptionExpense Amount $$Amount Requested for Scholarship $$Amount Funded by Agency $$ 
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    Enter in the appropriately labeled column a description of the expense, how much the expense will cost, the amount requested to be covered by scholarship, and the amount the agency is covering. Press (+) to add a row.
  • Enter the sum of the Expense Amount $$ column.
  • Enter the sum of the Amount Requested for Scholarship $$ column.
  • Enter the sum of the Amount Funded by Agency column.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CASTA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin or gender. For more information about these statutes or to file a complaint, contact CASTA’s Executive Directors at 303.839.5197.
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    Please upload any supporting documentation that you may have at this time. You may be required to support additional supporting documents upon completion of he event, e.g. hotel folio/receipt documenting actual expenses paid.


Download the RTAP Scholarship Application form by clicking here.