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)
Multifamily Housing Direct Loans

Provides direct, competitive loans to support the construction, improvement, and purchase of multifamily rental housing in rural areas for families with low income, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Helps applicants gain access to financing on terms that will allow them to set rents at an affordable rate for tenants with low income. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide the necessary infrastructure for multifamily housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Expansion Sponsor Competition 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 and average of 20 hours per week in various settings, including schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS) Inactive

Provides funding to public and Indian housing authorities to hire a service coordinator 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: Nov 19, 2020
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)