Grant Opportunities from NCMM and Related Agencies

MOD On-Ramp: Free technical assistance for public transportation providers developing innovative mobility projects (deadline: March 21, 2018). The Shared Use Mobility Center is seeking proposals from providers of public transportation for the Mobility on Demand On-Ramp program: 12 months of free in-depth technical assistance and support for entities that provide public transportation to advance ideas for mobility on demand solutions. The On-Ramp has been developed through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The On-Ramp is a unique opportunity for those with promising ideas in on-demand mobility to receive expert assistance to develop their ideas into vetted business plans through a comprehensive process involving supported engagement, peer mentoring, research, and other supportive activities. See the Request for Proposals for details, and also refer to the FAQ page. Direct questions/comments to Informational webinar February 21, 2018, 2:00 pm ET.

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (deadline: March 26,
2018). NIDILRR announced a new funding opportunity under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program on employment for people with physical disabilities. Eligible organizations include Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status and some for-profit organizations. Funding of up to $475,000 is available.

Active Grants

Health Care Access Design Challenge 2017
In October 2017, the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, announced the Health Care Access Design Challenge 2017, a funding opportunity to assist seven communities in addressing health care access issues. The application period for these grants is closed; an announcement of selected applicants will be announced soon. Read more about these grants here.

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

Completed Grants

Health Care Access Mobility Design Challenge 2015
The 2015 Design Challenge grants were launched as part of the Federal Transit Administration's "Rides to Wellness" initiative. Sixteen communities were given grants to design innovative transportation solutions related to healthcare access; their work was completed in March 2016. Read more about these grants.