Grants and Opportunities

Outside Grants and Opportunities

2020 AARP Community Challenge.  The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund "quick-action" projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are being accepted for projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology ("smart cities"), civic engagement and more. Although communities that belong to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities are encouraged to apply, projects that benefit any community and satisfy all other criteria are eligible for consideration. Deadline April 1, 2020

Community Care Corps Request for Proposals: Innovative Local Models to Provide Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Persons with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers. Community Care Corps seeks proposals for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly help older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical assistance in order to maintain their independence.Community Care Corps will award competitive grants between $30,000 and $250,000 to establish, enhance, or grow volunteer programs. A wide range of nonprofit entities, such as faith- and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and service organizations, as well as state, county, and local governments are encouraged to apply. Deadline April 3, 2020

NADTC 2020 Innovations in Accessible Mobility. The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is inviting applications for implementation of “ready-to-launch” program innovations to increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities living in the community and maximize the utilization of Section 5310 and other federal funding investments. This grant opportunity is intended to support develop program innovations for increasing accessible transportation in the community that are ready to implement on Day 1 and can realistically be fully implemented within the six-month timeframe set for this grant funding program. Deadline April 8, 2020

Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program FY2020. Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program was established in the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, for $8.5 million to provide funds to eligible applicants that are in areas of persistent poverty.  Synopses and full announcement are posted on site as opportunity FTA-2020-011-TPE-HOPE. Deadline: May 4, 2020

USDA-RD Rural Business Development Grants. USDA is making the grants available under the Rural Business Development Grants program for intermediaries seeking to provide rural communities with training and technical assistance to improve transportation services and facilities. USDA does not provide funding directly to individuals under this program. National organizations focused on serving rural communities are eligible to apply. Applications will be scored reviewed and selected on a competitive basis. Deadline: May 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

CIGNA World of Difference Grant Program: Community Health Navigation Grant is offering a grant between $50,000-$150,000 with the goal of providing an opportunity for everyone to achieve the best possible health. All organizations are eligible to apply; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Active Grants

The Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants. The FTA awarded grants to 19 projects in 16 states to help connect people to much needed healthcare services through improved access to public transportation. Grantees are building partnerships among health, transportation, and other service providers to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs by ensuring individuals can access medical services.

NCMM's Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants. These grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, 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.

NCMM Health Care Transportation Access “Ready-to-Launch” 2019 Implementation Grants. These grants, supported by the Federal Transit Administration, support communities in taking concrete steps toward implementing transportation solutions to address health care access.

Access and Mobility Partnership Grants. The FTA awarded grants to 37 projects in 37 states to help improve options for people with limited transportation choices and bridge the gap between service providers in the transportation and health sectors.

2020 Issue-Focused Mobility Meetings. In February 2020, NCMM will facilitate Issue-Focused Mobility Meetings in three communities that will give mobility management practitioners within a “mobility region” the opportunity to meet, network, and together begin to develop potential solutions to the identified issue.