2023 Ready-to-Launch Grants

A huge congratulations to our 2023 Ready-to-Launch grantees!   

Funded by the Federal Transit Administration, the 2023 Ready-to-Launch Grants will allow communities to pilot a promising mobility solution, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. The solution also will address transportation equity with regard to low-income, elderly, and/or underserved individuals. Read our press release about our grant recipients.

2023 Ready-to-Launch Projects

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) in Tennessee will employ a state-certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) to staff a Ride-to-Recovery service for individuals in early recovery from substance use disorder. UCHRA will provide 90 days of transportation to treatment, meetings, mental health or probation appointments, and other recovery-related activities at no cost to the participants. For more information, contact Will Reckley.

The Rockbridge Area Transportation System in rural  Virginia will work with community partners to transport rural, underserved community residents to Portable Area Community Tables (PACT) meals. The meals will be distributed throughout the county at secure sites (rescue squads, fire departments, community centers). For more information, contact Bill Wagner.
In Eastside King County, Washington, Sound Generations will provide door-to-door transportation service to shopping, family, friends, cultural, and religious events for older adults, adults with self-declared disabilities, and companions. Drivers and call center staff are being trained in cultural competence, listening skills, and awareness of the needs of older adults, especially those who have newly immigrated to the United States. For more information, contact Amy Conrick.
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