Today, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity, Equity and Accessibility: Transportation Planning Grant Program. Planning grants provide an opportunity for communities to consider current and future needs, engage older adults and people with disabilities in planning, and develop a written plan of action.
Applicants are required to select one of two focus areas for their planning projects, as follows:
- Transportation Equity & Inclusion: Addressing the Transportation Needs and Preferences of Diverse Older Adults and People with Disabilities.
- COVID-19 Recovery: Addressing the Unique Transportation Needs and Preferences of Older Adults and People with Disabilities to Impact Social Isolation.
NADTC plans to award up to 10 planning grants of up to $20,000 each for approximately five months. Contingent upon the availability of future funding and the achievement of specific milestones, awarded planning grantees will be given the opportunity to implement one or more priorities identified in their plans, to be funded at $50,000 each in FY 2022.
Local and regional public transportation, aging or disability governmental or nonprofit organizations, and recipients of the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, are encouraged to apply.
All applications must be submitted via the NADTC Grant Application Portal.
Critical dates for the 2021 Grant Opportunity include:
- July 15: Request for Proposals Published on NADTC Website
- July 23: NADTC Grant Application Portal Opens
- July 27 at 3 pm Eastern time: Zoom Meeting for Prospective Applicants
August 6: Mandatory Letter of Intent to Apply Is Due. Applications will be not accepted without a Letter of Intent on file.
- August 27 at 11:59 pm Eastern time: Applications Due
The Request for Proposal, as well as other related information, is available on the NADTC website. Please contact Melissa Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.