Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

2021 Equity and Accessibility Transportation Planning Grant

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.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 6, 2021
Application: Aug 27, 2021

Melissa Gray


The 2021 Equity and Accessibility Transportation Planning Grant will provide funding to address transportation equity, inclusion, and accessibility for diverse older adults and people with disabilities.

Focus areas include:

  • Transportation equity and inclusion - Creating equitable and accessible community transportation services designed to meet the needs and preferences of diverse older adults and people with disabilities
  • COVID-19 recovery - Creating effective approaches that address transportation problems and barriers that surfaced during the pandemic, impact social isolation, and ensure greater equity and accessibility for older adults and people with disabilities

Funded projects will be expected to include:

  • Collaboration involving local transportation, aging and disability organizations and other key stakeholders
  • Coordination with local transportation, aging, and disability planning processes to the maximum extent possible and exploration of funding options to support potential innovation ideas that are identified in the plan of action
  • Data collection to identify current transportation options, gaps, needs and user preferences
  • Inclusive planning practices to meaningfully and fully engage the target population
  • Innovative communication practices and traditional communication tools to support the community's transportation needs assessment
  • Written plan of action to move the concept toward full implementation after the planning grant period ends

Eligible applicants are local and regional private nonprofit or government organizations including:

  • Public transit agencies
  • Councils of government
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Tribal agencies
  • Area agencies on aging
  • Community action agencies
  • Centers for independent living
  • Intellectual disability service organizations
  • Community organizations involved in the administration, delivery, or coordination of public transit, human services transportation, aging, or disability services

Consideration will be given to geographic diversity, which will be achieved by awarding in different states and ensuring a mix of urban, suburban, rural, frontier, and tribal grants.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $20,000
Project period: 5 months
Estimated number of awards: 10

Dependent upon availability of funding and achievement of milestones, successful grantees may receive an additional $50,000 for project implementation.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website. A mandatory letter of intent to apply is due August 6, 2021.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · American Indian or Alaska Native · Elderly population · Frontier and remote areas · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Transportation

Organizations (1)

  • National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.