Grant and Other Opportunities from NCMM and Related Agencies

Notice of Funding Opportunity: FTA has announced the availability of $6.3 million in competitive grant funds  for transit coordination projects that improve access to healthcare (see Notice of Funding Opportunity). The Access & Mobility Partnership Grants offer two opportunities to apply for funding: 1) $3,903,715 for the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot Program (ICAM Pilot Program to finance innovative capital projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services; and 2) $2,434,767 for a Human Services Coordination Research (HSCR) Program to support the implementation of innovative strategies in the coordination of human services transportation to provide more effective and efficient public transportation services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals. Proposed research projects should address gaps identified in the locally developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. The HSCR funds will finance operating and capital project expenditures to develop and deploy projects that improve transportation services for targeted populations as noted above through methods that effectively and efficiently coordinate human services transportation. The deadline for both is November 13, 2018.

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.

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.

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.