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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 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

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 due 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 due June 17, 2019.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grants

Check local or state offices to see if funding is currently available in your area.

Oregon: apply by June 25, 2019

Recently Closed Opportunities

FTA Passenger Ferry Grants

The Federal Transit Administration announces the availability of $30 million of Fiscal Year 2019 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds to assist financing capital projects to support existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

Applications due April 15, 2019.

 

FTA Access and Mobility Partnership Grants

The Federal Transit Administration has announced the availability of $6.3 million in competitive grant funds for transit coordination projects that improve access to healthcare. A Notice of Funding Opportunity is on display at the Federal Register.

FTA’s Access and Mobility Partnership Grants focus on transportation solutions to medical appointments and other non-emergency healthcare services. The grants will help improve options for people with limited transportation choices and bridge the gap between service providers in the transportation and health sectors. Eligible applicants  include states, tribes, and designated or direct recipients of FTA funding.

The program supports the work of the inter-agency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), which works to coordinate federal programs to improve access to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other opportunities.

Applications due November 13, 2018.

Informational Webinar:
FTA hosted an informational webinar on the grants October 16 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
Download and listen to the webinar by clicking on this URL:
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p85aa0h44sj3/

(Note: When you click on the link, you’ll be asked to download a version of Adobe Connect. Once you’ve downloaded Adobe Connect, copy and paste the webinar link into the URL box and click to start the webinar.)

Webinar PDF

Webinar Q&A

Links:
Press release: U.S. DOT Announces $6.3 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Access to Healthcare
Access & Mobility Partnership Grants
Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)