Funding for Transportation

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)
Formula Grants for Rural Areas

Provides funding to assist states and tribes with supporting, maintaining, and expanding upon current public transit services in rural communities to enhance access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. States may either carry out public transit projects directly or grant funds to subrecipients to meet local transportation needs.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG)

Offers funding to support technical assistance and training for rural businesses that have fewer than 50 new workers and generate a gross revenue less than $1,000,000. Funds can also be used on projects to support and benefit rural businesses as specified in the grant application. Supports the expansion of rural businesses through economic development, planning, and other related activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Tribal College Initiative Grants

Offers grants to tribal colleges and universities to purchase equipment and improve infrastructure for educational facilities, and develop essential community facilities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program Inactive

Offers funding to support public transit agencies with developing and implementing demonstration projects that address community transportation challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis. Seeks innovative solutions to help transit agencies operate more efficiently and improve mobility for transit users impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Focuses on creating efficiencies in the following areas: cleaning and disinfecting vehicles, facilities, equipment; measures to mitigate exposure to the virus; contactless payments and other mobility innovations; and efforts to build public confidence in transit services.

Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) Inactive

Provides funding to Native American tribes for public transit services in rural areas. Funds may be used for planning and capital expenses, including start-up, replacement, or expansion needs. Offers assistance for operating costs in limited circumstances.

Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative Inactive

Funds economic revitalization projects in the Appalachian region focused on economic opportunities, workforce preparation, critical infrastructure development, natural and cultural assets, and building leadership and community capacity to meet Appalachian Regional Commission's strategic investment goals. Gives priority to investments for building a competitive workforce, fostering entrepreneurial activities, developing industry clusters, strengthening substance abuse response, and broadband initiatives.

Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
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)
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Inactive

Funds the implementation and expansion of local efforts to enhance community infrastructure to address behavioral health treatment and other services for substance use disorder (SUD) and other co-occurring disorders (CODs) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Seeks to provide permanent housing and other necessary services to individuals and families suffering from homelessness.

Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successfully transition back into the community after completing treatment at an IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC). Provides culturally-adapted aftercare and case management services in order to prevent alcohol and substance use relapse and sustain AI/AN youth in their recovery process. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification (PARD) Inactive

Expands access to social detoxification services for American Indian individuals impacted by alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Supports programs that include three critical components of community-based social detoxification: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering readiness for treatment entry. PARD assists patients with daily living activities, coordinates with cultural services and traditional healing practices, and offers transportation for medical appointments with the goal of reducing the risk of physical harm and death during the detoxification process. PARD is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast Program) Inactive

Helps local governments and their community partners respond to trauma and stress related to civil unrest, such as mass protests or violence connected with law enforcement issues. Provides violence prevention and youth engagement programs along with trauma-informed behavioral health services to at-risk youth and families impacted by community disruption and violence. Develops coalitions of local government agencies, community organizations, and residents to deliver resources and services and bring about positive community change and healing.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation) Inactive

Ensures adolescents aged 12-18 and youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services. Brings together stakeholders across systems to enhance and expand services, develop policies, expand workforce, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBP), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the coordination and efficiency of SUD treatment and recovery support systems for adolescent and youth populations in the state.

Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)