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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Community Mobility Ready-to-Launch Grants
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Program
Grants to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing, or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing, or leasing bus-related facilities. A minimum of 10% of the total program funding will be awarded to projects located in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Tribal Transit Scholarships
Assistance for eligible tribal transit system employees that would like to attend a National Rural Transit Assistance Program sponsored training, professional development program, or educational conference.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations: Tribal Transit Program Inactive
Funding to support planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Among other things, this funding supports partnerships working to expand access to health, medical, and social service providers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 25, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Community Mobility Design Challenge Grants Inactive
Grants to support planning activities for communities seeking innovative ways to address the particular mobility challenges experienced by low-income community members for whom a lack of transportation is an obstacle to the pursuit of economic, health, and social well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2021
Sponsors: Community Transportation Association of America, Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program Inactive
Funding to support research demonstration grants for public transit agencies to develop, deploy, and demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the operational efficiency of transit agencies, as well as enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects will demonstrate innovative solutions to improve the operational efficiencies of transit systems and enhance mobility for their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone Program Inactive
Funding for planning, engineering, or development of technical or financing plans to improve transit services in rural areas and areas experiencing long-term economic distress. The program is intended to reduce fatality rates on rural transportation infrastructure and increase access to jobs and healthcare through enhanced transit options and improved facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants Inactive
Grants for the development, implementation and adoption of innovative technologies, practices, and service models to improve mobility and enhance the rider experience, with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, partnerships, and integrated payment solutions. Rural communities are a program priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration
Tribal Transit Awards Inactive
Awards to honor innovation, efficiency, commitment, and performance in the tribal transit industry.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program