USDOT Opens $5M for Transit Improvements for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Low-Income Individuals

USDOT recently opened nearly $5 million in competitive grants to increase transit access for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the availability of approximately $4.7 million in competitive grant funding to projects that improve access to vital transportation services for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals.

According to the press release:

“All Americans should be able to easily access healthcare and other critical needs to live their lives,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez. “We are excited to provide funding opportunities to improve how local, state, and regional organizations coordinate transportation services to facilitate connections in communities. We are committed to ensuring no American is left out.”

The funding is available through FTA’s Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program, which supports projects that improve transportation coordination and enhance mobility, including access to non-emergency medical transportation.

Applications will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Applications are due February 13, 2024.

MACo Winter Conference

At the 2023 MACo Winter Conference general session, “Leveraging Federal Infrastructure Funds: A Conversation with MDOT,” the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will provide an overview of its resources to support county grant submissions and will preview upcoming federal discretionary grant opportunities of interest to Maryland counties in calendar year 2024 

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Eye of the Storm,” is scheduled for December 6-8, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. More information can be found on our conference website.

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