Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic (Deadline: July 26, 2019). The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) has released the Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Grant solicitation. BJA is sponsoring this initiative in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI). This is part of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP). These demonstration projects are designed to build local capacity, foster cross-sector collaboration, and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to eight rural communities or regions will be selected for grant awards up to $750,000, each for a 24-month period.
NCMM's Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants (Deadline: August 1, 2019). NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, will 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. Planning grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to 6 communities. View the pre-application webinar recording.
NCMM Health Care Transportation Access “Ready-to-Launch” 2019 Implementation Grants (Deadline: August 5 2019). NCMM's 2019 Health Care Transportation Access “Ready-to-Launch” Grant Opportunity, supported by the Federal Transit Administration, will support communities in taking concrete steps toward implementing transportation solutions to address health care access. Implementation grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to 3 communities. View the pre-application webinar recording.
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 Demand, Strategic 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.
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.
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.