Funding for People with Disabilities

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310)

Funds for planning, designing, and implementing transportation services in urban and rural areas. Supports projects to enhance mobility and increase access to transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities, including those with a drug addiction that limits major life activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (Children's Mental Health Initiative) Inactive

Provides resources focused on improving mental health outcomes in children and youth, from birth to age 21, at risk for or with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. Supports the implementation, expansion, and integration of a System of Care (SOC) approach to create sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program, also known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). CMHI seeks to prepare children and youth at risk for or with SED for successful transition to adulthood and assumption of adult roles and responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Replacement and Expansion Opportunity Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve in various settings, including schools, Head Start programs, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program Inactive

Provides funding to public and Indian housing authorities to hire service coordinators to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents. Service coordinators identify needs and barriers at the community and individual level and connect residents to training and support services to help them gain economic and housing stability. Works with local partners to assist residents in achieving outcomes in the areas of education; professional development; financial empowerment; and health and wellness, including mental health and substance use issues. Offers supports to help elderly and disabled residents age in place and/or live independently for as long as possible.

Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Mobility for All Pilot Program Grants Inactive

Provides funding for the development of partnerships and pilot projects to support and improve the coordination and efficiency of transportation services and nonemergency medical transportation services, including improving public transit services to disadvantaged and rural communities. Aims to make healthcare and other essential community services more accessible to older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with low income.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)