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U.S. Department of Transportation: Access and Mobility Partnership Grants – Human Services Coordination Research

Deadline: November 13, 2018

Access and Mobility Partnership Grants seek to improve access to public transportation through building partnerships among health, transportation, and other service providers. The Human Services Coordination Research (HSCR) Program supports the implementation of strategies in the coordination of human services transportation to provide more effective and efficient public transportation services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals.

Proposed research projects should address gaps identified in the locally developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. Proposals should identify solutions to provide more effective and efficient public transportation services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals, utilizing coordination methods and concepts such as mobility management improvements, travel management systems, and operating efficiencies. Additionally, the program seeks to support transit agencies, human service agencies, and local communities as they:

  • Integrate new mobility tools like smart phone apps and demand-responsive bus and van services
  • Aim to improve multi-modal connectivity for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals
  • Address accessibility issues through innovative technologies and practices
  • Improve the quality of the traveler experience and the transit product
  • Identify new mobility-enhancing practices and technologies

Eligible projects are implementation-ready capital and/or operating projects that enhance public transportation coordination and access through innovations that:

  • Increase systems coordination of transportation services
  • Use mobility management and improvements and/or travel management systems
  • Provide more effective and efficient public transportation service, including services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals
  • Implement data and communication system advancements

Amount: A total of $2,434,767 is available to make up to 10 awards. The maximum federal share of capital project costs is 80 percent and the maximum federal share of operating project costs is 50 percent. The project period is up to 18 months.

Eligibility: State and local governmental entities, providers of public transportation, private or nonprofit organizations. Proposals may contain projects the recipient or its subrecipients will implement. Eligible subrecipients include public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and private providers engaged in public transportation.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308944

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