Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants

NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, will 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.

Grantees Selected!

We are pleased to announce that five communities have been selected by the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) for this grant opportunity:

  • Dixon, IL: How might we increase awareness and access to services to improve well-being for low-income children and their families?
  • Allen Co, KS: How might we address the transportation needs of patients with chronic physical and mental health conditions in Allen County?
  • Mercer Co, NJ: “How might we provide transportation for the underserved workers living in Trenton and Hightstown and East Windsor to jobs in East Windsor?”
  • Washington and Ozaukee Cos., WI: How might we increase capacity to serve low-income (ALICE) older adults?
  • Vancouver, WA: How might we ensure residents in both rural Clark County and inner-city Vancouver find transportation to health-related destinations?

To learn about NCMM's previous planning grant projects, check out the videos of the 2017 Health Care Design Challenge grantees under "Learn about the teams' work."

Resources for Community Teams

March All-Team Webinar (March 10, 2020) Webinar covered creating a project plan, and what to expect for the project pitch in Washington DC. View the archived webinar and slides.

February All-Team Webinar (February 11, 2020) Webinar covered April 23rd meeting in Washington DC, team updates, and schedule reminders. View the archived webinar and slides.

Assumption Testing and Prototyping Resource List. View a list of resources and examples here.

Intro to Prototyping Webinar (Jan 15, 2020) Webinar reviewed assumption testing and introduced prototyping. View the archived webinar and see the slides.

Intro to Assumption Testing Webinar (Nov 22, 2019) Webinar covered an introduction to the assumption test phase and activities. View the archived webinar and see the slides.

Initial Webinar for Selected Communities (Aug 22, 2019). Webinar covered what to expect over this six-month project, including monthly reporting. View the archived webinar and see the slides.


Amy Conrick, NCMM Director, 202-415-9692

Alex King, Senior Program Associate, Health Care and Transportation, 202-340-5284