2017 Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grants
Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grants
The Innovations in Accessible Mobility grant opportunity is intended to support program innovations and approaches that increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities living in the community and maximize the utilization of Section 5310 and other federal funding investments. The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) announced the award of $300,000 in competitive grants to six communities in five states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia – to develop and test practical and sustainable innovations for increasing accessible transportation. One hundred and thirty organizations representing thirty-seven states and two Tribal nations competed for these FTA cooperative agreement funds, which are managed by the NADTC. Grantees received up to $50,000 each to expand mobility opportunities that enable older adults and people with disabilities to better connect to employment, health care and other needed community services.