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Mobility for All Pilot Program Grants
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Offers funding for innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility for All pilot projects to meet the mobility and transportation needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with low income. Seeks to improve the coordination and efficiency of transportation services and nonemergency medical transportation services to increase access to healthcare and other essential community services.
Funds may be used for capital projects, such as:
- Mobility management strategies
- Collaboration between healthcare and transportation providers
- Acquiring technology, including scheduling software and mobile applications
- Leasing public transit equipment or facilities
- Purchasing vehicles
- Efforts to establish or enhance access to community one-call/one-click centers
- Activities that support improved healthcare access
Pilot projects may focus on serving rural communities, veterans, Medicaid recipients, and other populations negatively affected by the opioid crisis or other healthcare issues, including insufficient nonemergency medical transportation services.
Amount of Funding
Project period: Up to 18 months
Estimated number of awards: 30
Estimated total program funding: $3,500,000
Applicants must provide matching funds for at least 20% of project expenses. Generally, an award may not exceed 80% of the total project costs.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants must:
- Serve as the lead agency of a local consortium that includes stakeholders from the transportation, healthcare, human service or other sectors. Members of this consortium are eligible as subrecipients.
- Demonstrate that the proposed project was planned through an inclusive process with the involvement of the transportation, healthcare, and human service sectors.
Eligible subrecipients include:
- Local government authorities and nonprofit organizations
- Stakeholders involved in transportation, healthcare, and human services in the community
What This Program Funds
Capacity Building • Equipment • Operating Costs and Staffing
Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement
For programmatic questions:
Examples of past awards communities have received are described on the program website.
Rural communities who have received funding include:
- Georgia Department of Transportation used funding to launch a regional rural transit/human services transportation program and a trip scheduling application and website in the state's coastal region.
- Iowa Department of Transportation received funding to start a travel training program in seven rural counties in central Iowa, coordinating with local people and agencies to develop and promote rural transit.
- Maine Department of Transportation received a grant to support a pilot project that utilizes technology to expand on-demand bus service in Aroostook County and the rural Presque Isle area in order to improve access and mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
- Flint Mass Transportation Authority used grant funding to work with new partners to extend a same-day, on-demand transportation program to help meet the transportation needs of veterans, individuals with substance use disorders, and others in Flint, Michigan and those living in rural Genesee County communities located long distances from healthcare facilities.
- Missouri Rural Health Association received funding to enhance the HealthTran project by hiring a rural mobility manager to create a statewide technical assistance platform that improves health by strengthening service coordination and management.
- North Carolina Department of Transportation was awarded a grant to develop trip scheduling software that will help people seeking substance use treatment and other underserved populations access transportation services in rural northeastern North Carolina.
Topics This Program Addresses
Elderly People • Opioids • People with Disabilities • Teleservices and Technology • Transportation • Veterans