Grants and Opportunities

NCMM Grants and Opportunities

Community Mobility Design Challenge 2020 (Deadline: July 6, 11:59 pm) The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), supported by the Federal Transit Administration, has released the application for the Community Mobility Design Challenge 2020. These grants will support communities seeking to create innovative mobility solutions for community members who face transportation barriers in advancing their personal well-being. Grants up to $25,000 will be available. NCMM staff will guide communities through this process. You can learn more about the grants and download the application here.

One Call/One Click System Training. (Deadline: June 30, 11:59 pm) NCMM is offering a remote training opportunity on how communities can establish and/or expand existing One-Call/One-Click (OC/OC) systems. OC/OC systems “inform the public about all available transportation options for all populations in a given geographic area, enabling users to gain tailored trip information as well as book and pay for trips.”  NCMM is inviting communities who are interested in receiving this training to submit an expression of interest by June 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m. via NCMM’s online form []. Three communities will be selected to receive this sponsored training; communities will not be charged for their participation. Learn more about this remote-training opportunity. Questions on this opportunity can be submitted to until June 17. FAQs will be posted periodically to this page.

Outside Grants and Opportunities

Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas (Deadline: July 17). This program, from the  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, funds innovative approaches to transporting veterans in highly rural areas who typically have longer commute times to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers (VA medical centers). Note: Only a VA accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or a State Veterans Service Agency is eligible to apply.

TP4A – Mobility on Demand Projects (Deadline: July 31). The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) and in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and national partners, is planning to fund three grants with a total federal funding level of up to $300,000 per award for an 18-month period. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to weave together inclusive transportation planning, development, and implementation with grassroots-driven mobility on demand (MOD) solutions. Selected grantees will work to fully engage people with disabilities, older adults, and caregivers in partnership with transportation, planning, and human services organizations to identify, develop, and implement mobility on demand solutions that respond to local transportation barriers and issues and test a standard way of sharing trip data to support coordination and mobility on demand. Information on the RFP & introductory teleconference can be found on the Transit Planning 4 All website.

Complete Trip- ITS4US Deployment Program (Deadline: August 3) The Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program is designed to bring publicly and privately sponsored research together to create large-scale, replicable deployments that generate increased multimodal mobility options for all travelers regardless of location, income, or disability. The Program will make available up to $40 million to enable communities to showcase innovative business partnerships, technologies, and practices that promote independent mobility for all travelers. This program is intended to have local partnerships develop and deploy integrated mobility solutions to achieve complete trips for all travelers.

FTA’s Tribal Transit Program (Deadline: August 24) FTA’s Tribal Transit Program is authorized by Congress to support public transportation for federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities, as well as to meet the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and youth in rural areas where transit is sparse. “Public transportation is vital for many tribal residents,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “These federal investments are an example of this Administration’s commitment to improving mobility and access to jobs and critical lifeline services in tribal communities across America.” Applications will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity including how the project will improve the quality of life for the tribe and surrounding communities.  Examples include increased ridership and daily trips, improved service, elimination of gaps in service, improved operations and coordination, and increased reliability. The NOFO also includes criteria in accordance with the R.O.U.T.E.S initiative.

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.