NCMM 2023 Pilot Grants

2023 Ready-to-Launch Grants

A vibrant community is one where all residents are empowered to pursue economic, health, and social well being. The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) recognizes the vital role transportation plays in all activities that support the empowerment of individuals across the board. Yet often community transportation systems lack the resources and/or strategies to provide the level of mobility to residents that they would like to.

The 2023 Ready-to-Launch Grants, funded by the FTA, of up to $75,000 will allow communities to pilot a promising mobility solution, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. The solution being proposed must be a new idea, not the expansion or continuation of an existing service. The solution also must address transportation equity with regard to low-income, elderly, and/or underserved individuals.

The deadline for the grant applications is November 23, 2022, 11:59 pm ET. The application can be accessed here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on the RFP can be addressed to Amy Conrick at

Eligibility to apply

  1. I own a small business, providing medical transportation services to people in need. Can my organization apply for this grant? 
    Answer: The applicant organization must be a non-profit organization or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a subrecipient of, federal funding. For-profit companies can partner with a nonprofit or governmental to apply; the latter have to have an active role in the project.

Eligible activities that can be funded

  1. Would you fund a project in which  services are brought to community members (e.g., through a mobile health clinic) rather than bringing people to the service? 
    Answer: Our funder, the Federal Transit Administration, focuses on transporting people to the destinations they need to reach. It does not fund costs for bringing services to the community.
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