New Grants Available for Seniors Transportation

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Up to eight grants of up to $50,000 each are available through the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST). Applications are due by December 23. Matching funds are not required.  There’s a December 8 conference call to learn more about the grant process (details below). Here is a link to the announcement and details.

From the announcement:

The NCST is pleased to release a request for proposals for mobility management projects that demonstrate innovative and effective solutions to enhance transportation options for older adults through person-centered mobility management. Non-profit or local/regional/Tribal governmental agencies that plan, administer, or provide aging and/or transportation services may apply.

Projects funded under the solicitation will demonstrate innovative and effective solutions to enhance the mobility of older adults through person-centered mobility management. Four categories of projects will be funded:

  • Peer-mobility management and employment;
  • Mobility management in rural/frontier areas that have limited transportation options;
  • Holistic models that integrate mobility management within current practices, including options counseling, information and assistance and/or case management; and
  • Mobility management applied to the family of senior transportation options.

The NCST expects to award 8 grants, 2 in each of the categories listed above. Grants will be awarded for a maximum of $50,000. Matching funds are not required. Grantees will be expected to complete their work in 9-12 months.

The focus of all the grants is on older adults, although projects may also target adults with disabilities. A focus on culturally and ethnically diverse older adults is strongly encouraged.

Agencies interested in applying can participate in a conference call to provide more information on the application process and selection criteria.

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Call-in number: 1.866.846.3997
Pass code: 139803