Austin, TX, United States



The Grant Writer reports directly to the Manager, Systems Development.  This position is responsible for strategic planning to align CapMetro to seek and receive local, state, federal and other grants that would support programming and projects directly related to CapMetro services, inter-agency communication and coordination to support grant writing and grant submission, and coordination with external stakeholders in support of grant writing and submission. The ideal candidate would understand federal, state, and local processes for preparing and submitting grants and would have experience writing and receiving grants.



  • Utilize streamlined interagency grant call process to align CapMetro project needs with funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with CapMetro Grants Committee and appropriate CapMetro staff to develop, prepare, and submit proposals for competitive and discretionary grants.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure pre-award transportation planning requirements are met for FTA assisted projects and to seek support letters, project collaboration and/or match funds to strengthen proposals.
  • Coordinate with and support Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to conduct project selections for pass-through grant funds.
  • In coordination with key agency departments, participate in the research of the availability of federal and state grants that would bring potential funds for capital projects, special programs, and other discretionary funding opportunities.
  • Support Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) process by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Economics or Communications or related field.  Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years.
  • Three (3) years required, five (5) years preferred, progressively responsible experience working with nonprofit companies or agencies regarding grant application process, financial accounting and/or reporting.
  • Preferred experience with public transportation grant programs and FTA.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills to orally communicate with staff of government agencies, engineers, transportation planners and management.
  • Skills in technical writing for projects and grant development.
  • Ability to prepare reports and letters on a variety of transportation issues.
  • Technical proficiency with computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Preferred experience in project management.
  • Preferred ability to compile, analyze and interpret technical data and information regarding capital improvement projects.
  • Preferred skills in analyzing grant requirements for eligible activities and allowable costs.
  • Preferred ability to review capital, planning and operating assistance projects for compliance with FTA requirements.
  • Preferred knowledge of the institutional framework of Federal/intergovernmental grant concepts and processes.


•Work with a diverse, collaborative and energetic workforce whose focus is to bring innovation into the industry and how we serve our customers and team members.

•Utilize our free and reduced fare transit service to get to the office and then plan to hit the gym (for free) and work with our onsite trainers, before heading back home.

•If you have children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old, enroll them in the onsite award-winning Child Care and Learning Center.

•…and much more!  


Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.