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Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare – Funding & Opportunities

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Grants for Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA)
Federal funding for highway and freight projects of national or regional significance, including infrastructure projects in rural areas, expanded access to broadband, and projects that affect public health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
Technology Strike Team Technical Assistance for Transit Agencies
In-person and off site technical assistance for small-urban, rural, and tribal transit agencies to develop technology action plans to help meet strategic goals.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsors: Community Transportation Association of America, National Center for Applied Transit Technology
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: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Rural Business Development Grant Program: Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
Funding to provide technical assistance and training for rural and tribal transportation system agencies nationwide for the purpose of improving passenger transportation services and/or facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 14, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development
National RTAP E-Learning Portal
Self-guided, online professional development courses for staff of rural transit systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas Inactive
Grants for new organizations to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA medical centers and to otherwise assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care to these veterans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Tribal Scholarship for the National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical Assistance Conference Inactive
Scholarships for tribal programs and transit affiliates to attend the National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical Assistance Conference.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 8, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program Inactive
Grants for projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler experience. The program intends to test models across rural, suburban, and urban settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Health Care Transportation Access "Ready-to-Launch" Implementation Grants Inactive
Grants to support communities that are ready to take concrete steps toward implementing transportation solutions to address healthcare access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
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
Community Mobility Design Challenge Planning Grants Inactive
Planning grants to support 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: Aug 1, 2019
Sponsors: Community Transportation Association of America, Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
BUILD Discretionary Grants Inactive
Grants for capital investments in unmet surface transportation infrastructure needs with an emphasis on rural areas and tribal lands.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation
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: Jul 9, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds Inactive
Funding for tribal governments for the purposes of transportation projects related to safety, safety planning, and safety/ infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 20, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH)
Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Inactive
Technical assistance for tribes and rural communities of less than 50,000 people to plan system start-up, transit service improvements, facility development, marketing, transportation coordination, and staff training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
Sponsor: Community Transportation Association of America
AARP Community Challenge Inactive
Grants for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2019
Sponsor: AARP
Innovations in Accessible Mobility Inactive
Grants for innovative projects that increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Transit Planning for All Inactive
Funding for organizations to include seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers in their transportation planning processes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, Community Transportation Association of America, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants for Native Americans and Native American Caregiver Support Program Inactive
Funding for programs to increase home- and community-based services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are age 60 or older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 12, 2016
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 2/12/2020