Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Program

Established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program authorized $2 billion in grant assistance to support payroll and other operational expenses of eligible transportation service providers that suffered revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible companies included motorcoach companies, school bus companies, passenger vessel companies, and pilotage companies.

The CERTS program assisted over 1,400 eligible transportation service providers, which used more than 81% of grant funds on payroll costs. Over 90% of grants were awarded to small businesses, many of whom were left out of the larger pandemic relief programs for other transportation sectors. Nearly a quarter of the grantees were women-owned businesses, one-third were minority-owned businesses, and 7% were veteran-owned businesses. As of May 16, 2022, all grant amounts under the CERTS program have been fully disbursed.

The CERTS Program is now closed, the Covered Period has ended. All unexpended funds must be returned to Treasury. If a Grantee has correctly completed its final reporting requirements in accordance with the terms and conditions of its Grant Agreement, no further action is needed, unless notified otherwise by Treasury. For more details refer to the Closeout Checklist below.

CERTS Closeout Checklist for Grantees

Program recipients with questions about reporting, technical issues, eligible uses of funds, or other items click here for self-service resources.


Due Dates

Reporting Period

February 15, 2022

Agreement Effective Date through December 31, 2021

April 15, 2022

First Quarter 2022 -  January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022

July 15, 2022

Second Quarter 2022 -  April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022

October 17, 2022

Third Quarter 2022 -  July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022


Treasury will never attempt to solicit Grantee information from a webpage not hosted on, a website not utilizing Treasury’s official verification service (, or from an email address not ending in or
For questions concerning the quarterly reports you may refer to the documents below, paragraph 12 of the CERTS Grant Agreement, or contact

Program Information