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Community Mobility Ready-to-Launch Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsors
Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
Deadlines
Oct 15, 2021
Contact
Purpose

The National Center for Mobility Management provides grants and technical assistance to support communities that are ready to take concrete steps toward implementing transportation solutions to help underserved residents become more fully engaged in economic opportunities, improve their health and well-being, and/or become more integrated into their community.

Program goals include:

  • Allow communities to pilot an innovative transportation solution that will allow underserved community members to become more fully engaged in economic opportunities, improve their health and well-being, and/or become more integrated into their community
  • Guide communities in using this pilot opportunity to test and confirm the feasibility of innovative transportation solutions in real-world applications and learn where these solutions need to be further revised
  • Provide communities with technical assistance throughout this pilot phase
  • Assist communities in preparing to seek funding for a full-scale roll-out of their solutions
  • Guide communities in gathering outcome data regarding their solution to use as they seek sustainable funding for long-term implementation

Funds may be used for activities such as:

  • Leasing or renting of vehicles and equipment necessary to implement the pilot
  • Personnel costs related to implementing the pilot activities
  • Contracted transportation services for the duration of the pilot
  • Mobility management activities
  • Partnership activities that support cross-sector coordination
  • Marketing of and community outreach regarding the pilot service
  • Integration of technology into transportation that serves the target audience
  • Miscellaneous purchases related directly to the implementation of the pilot
  • Costs related to meetings, training, and travel
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are able to receive, or be a sub-recipient of, federal funding. Teams that have previously received a Ready-to-Launch grant are not eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000
Estimated number of awards: 3

Projects must be completed by September 30, 2022.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email the completed application in a single PDF file to Will Reckley.

Tagged as
Access · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Elderly population · Fundraising · Grant writing · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention



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