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Other Federal Grant Opportunities

This page highlights recent federal grant opportunities. We provide these links to help users find information on federal grants and funding. Other federal grant programs are listed at www.grants.gov. We suggest subscribing to grant e-mail alerts that notify you electronically when new funding is available.

Other resources that may be of interest:

Open Opportunities

Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making funds available through its Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) program to help Veterans travel to VA or VA-authorized health care facilities. Eligible counties are those with fewer than seven people per square mile as listed on the HRTG webpage. The application is for new grantees. Visit grants.gov to learn more and apply.
Application deadline: October 31, 2019

Recently Closed Opportunities

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) intends to fund Senior Corps RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas:  disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures; and veterans and military families. Transportation programs across the country depend on Senior Corps RSVP volunteers to maintain their volunteer driver or travel training programs.
Application Information
Notice of Intent to Apply: Complete the Survey Monkey form by August 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

 

Final Application: Due by September 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
Successful applicants will be notified by early March 2020.
Visit the CNCS website to learn more about this funding notice, view a schedule of technical assistance calls, and see the list of funding opportunities by state.

Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration Program Grants 

The Federal Transit Administration has announced the availability of $15 million of Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 research funds for eligible projects. The Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration program’s primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler’s experience.

Areas include: Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Sandbox demonstrations; FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR); and Mobility Payment Integration (MPI) to allow applicants to comprehensively plan multiple areas of mobility research.

Eligible applicants include providers of public transportation, including public transportation agencies, state/local government DOTs, and federally recognized Indian tribes.

Informational webinar: May 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern – Registration required.

Application deadline: August 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern

U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD Grants

Eligible projects include surface transportation capital projects that include, but are not limited to: (1) highway, bridge, or other road projects eligible under title 23, United States Code; (2) public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; (3) passenger and freight rail transportation projects; (4) port infrastructure investments (including inland port infrastructure and land ports of entry); and (5) intermodal projects.

Improvements to Federally owned facilities are ineligible under the FY 2019 BUILD
program. Research, demonstration, or pilot projects are eligible only if they will result in long-term, permanent surface transportation infrastructure that has independent utility as defined in Section C.3.iii.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity

Applications due July 15, 2019 by 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living 
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP): Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living (Research)
The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities.

Applications close June 17, 2019.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP): Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living (Development)

The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities

Applications close June 17, 2019.

Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities Program

The Federal Transit Administration announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $423.3 million in Fiscal Year 2019 competitive grant funding for transit bus projects. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is authorized to improve the condition of bus infrastructure by funding the replacement and rehabilitation of buses and related facilities.

FTA will award the grants to eligible recipients, including fixed route bus operators, states and local governmental entities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes.

Application deadline: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern