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U.S. Department of Transportation: Access and Mobility Partnership Grants – Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot

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 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program seeks to achieve the following goals: (1) increase access to care; (2) improve health outcomes; and (3) reduce healthcare costs. ICAM Pilot Program grants will support capital projects that address the challenges the transportation disadvantaged face when accessing healthcare, such as: getting to the doctor or returning home from a hospital procedure, or going to rehabilitation, behavioral health services, the pharmacy, or free health screening services.

The ICAM Pilot Program will fund projects that enhance access to healthcare by utilizing mobility management, health and transportation provider partnerships, technology, or other actions that drive change. To support the goals of the ICAM Pilot Program, recipients will:

  • Develop replicable, innovative, and sustainable solutions to healthcare access challenges
  • Foster local partnerships between health, transportation, home and community-based services, and other sectors to collaboratively develop and support solutions that increase healthcare access
  • Demonstrate how transportation solutions improve access to healthcare and health outcomes and reduce costs to the healthcare and transportation sectors

Successful projects will work collaboratively and leverage partnerships among federal agencies of the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), including the Department of Health and Human Services’ operating divisions such as the Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Partnerships that cross health and transportation sectors facilitate better health for communities by increasing access to health/wellness services. Grants will be awarded to applicants who are ready to implement public transportation healthcare access solutions and who will build upon previous planning activities and private or federally funded research activities.

Amount: A total of $3,903,715 is available to make up to 15 awards. Applicants must provide a local share of at least 20 percent of the net project cost and must document the source of the local match in the grant application.

Eligibility: Recipients and subrecipients of the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program include: designated recipients, states and local governmental authorities, private nonprofit organizations, and operators of public transportation. Eligible subrecipients include public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and private providers engaged in public transportation.

Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed project was planned through an inclusive process with the involvement of the transportation, healthcare, and human services industries.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308931

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