Grant Opportunities

Crime Prevention and Public Safety Awareness (Deadline May 28, 2019). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2 million for project proposals to develop and disseminate technical assistance materials supporting public safety awareness campaigns addressing public safety in transit systems, including crime prevention, human trafficking, and operator assault.

Innovations in Transit Public Safety (Deadline May 28, 2019). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $2 million in funding for project proposals to identify innovative solutions to reduce or eliminate human trafficking occurring on transit systems, protect transit operators from the risk of assault, and reduce crime on public transit vehicles and facilities.

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP): Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living (HHS-2019-ACL-NIDILRR-DPGE-0354 is for Research and -0355 is for Development). Administration for Community Living (Deadline: June 17). The purpose of NIDILRR's Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). Successful applicants will receive up to $1,333,332 for a performance period of 36 months. Applicants must provide a detailed budget for the full 36-month performance period, plus three annual budgets – each with a maximum of $444,444.

Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Program grants. (Deadline: August 6). This opportunity from the Federal Transit Administration  will fund projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety and improve the traveler experience. The IMI program provides $15 million for demonstration projects focused on three areas of interest: Mobility on DemandStrategic Transit Automation Research and Mobility Payment Integration, to 1) explore new business approaches and technology solutions that support mobility, 2) enable communities to adopt innovative mobility solutions that enhance transportation efficiency and effectiveness, and 3) facilitate the widespread deployment of proven mobility solutions that expand personal mobility.

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.

Completed Grants

Healthcare Access Design Challenge 2017
In October 2017, the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, announced the Healthcare Access Design Challenge 2017, a funding opportunity to assist seven communities in addressing healthcare access issues. The teams completed their work in October 2018.

Healthcare 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.