The Wyoming State Energy Office has created new grant programs to help Wyoming communities study the feasibility of public transportation options.

The Public Transportation Feasibility Study Grant provides funds in incorporated cities, towns and counties to assess public transportation needs and options.

Sherry Hughes with the office said public transportation can reduce barriers to employment, health care and other services.

There is no minimum grant request, but the maximum grant award may not exceed $30,000. Eligible applicants are required to provide a minimum 10 percent cash match. Applications must be received by the Energy Office on or before Nov. 15.