Application Released — October 5, 2023
Application Deadline — November 17 by 11:59pm ET
Projected Start of Projects — January 2024
Projects Completed — December 2024
Goals of the Grant
The goal of these grants is to enable multi-sector community teams to pilot promising mobility solutions, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. Ready-to-Launch Grants offer up to $75,000 in funding plus technical assistance for all grant activities.
Once the work of the Ready-to-Launch Grant is complete, the team should have a well-tested solution that has been vetted for operational feasibility, customer desirability, and financial viability and thus will be a good candidate for longer-term funding.
The applicant organization must be a nonprofit organization or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a current subrecipient of, federal funding. Teams who have previously received an NCMM Ready-to-Launch grant are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
How to Apply
Deadline for receipt of application: November 17, 2023, 11:59 PM ET. A complete application will be a single PDF document. Application packages should be emailed to William Reckley, email@example.com, by the submittal deadline. Applications submitted via other methods will not be considered. Questions during the application period can also be addressed to William Reckley, firstname.lastname@example.org; answers will be posted below.
Frequently Asked Questions
All questions pertaining to the 2024 Ready-to-Launch Grants and the application process will be answered here. Please send questions to William Reckley at email@example.com.
- What organizations are eleiblge to apply for the 2024 Ready-to-Launch Grant?
The applicant organization must be a non-profit organization or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a current subrecipient of, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. Teams who have previously received an NCMM Ready-to-Launch grant are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.
- Do organizations need to currently be a recipient or sub-recipient of FTA funds to be eligible for the 2024 Ready-to-Launch Grant?
No. Organizations must only be eligible to receive federal funds, not be receiving them currently.
- Is there a Federal Assistance Code for this opportunity?
Not for this individual grant. The assistance listing for NCMM is as follows: Public Transportation Research, Technical Assistance, and Training, Assistance Listing Number 20.514