U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is the federal
body responsible for ensuring all students have equal access to education. For students with
disabilities and students in rural areas, transportation can be a significant barrier to access
education. The department funds some programs to address this limitation.
Vocational Rehabilitation Grants
The Vocational Rehabilitation Grants program provides funding to states interested in supporting
people with disabilities who need assistance entering the workforce or obtaining vocational training.
Grantees can use funds for transportation services, including services for people who are otherwise
unable to participate. This could include educating community members about how to use existing
public transportation systems.