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FTA to Host Webinar on FY 21 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Funding NOFO (Oct. 28)

FTA will host a webinar to provide information about the FY 21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2021 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility pilot program.


The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Join FTA program staff to learn more about the funding opportunity, eligibility, evaluation criteria and the submission process. No registration is needed for the webinar.


The NOFO announced the availability of $3.5 million in discretionary funding to finance innovative mobility management capital projects that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services.

FTA is committed to providing equal access to this session for all participants. If you need alternative formats, options, or services, please email destiny.buchanan@dot.gov.


Grant Management Associates has worked with the FTA. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.


Date Posted:October 7, 2021

Date Closed: December 6, 2021

Opportunity ID: FTA-2021-009-ICAM

Grant Program: Access and Mobility Partnership Grants

Opportunity Announcement PDF: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-10-07/pdf/2021-21969.pdf

Opportunity Announcement TXT: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-10-07/html/2021-21969.htm

Overview

Access and Mobility Partnership Grants seek to improve access to public transportation by building partnerships among health, transportation and other service providers. This program provides competitive funding to support innovative projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services. In 2018, there were two funding opportunities under the initiative: the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program and Human Services Coordination Research (HSCR) grants. In 2021, only the ICAM funding is available.


Allocation of Funding

There is no minimum or maximum grant award amount; however, FTA intends to fund as many meritorious projects as possible. Due to funding limitations, projects selected for funding may receive less than the amount requested. In those cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate that the proposed projects are still viable and can be completed with the amount awarded.


Eligible Recipients

Eligible applicants are organizations that are eligible to be recipients and subrecipients of the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, (defined under 49 U.S.C. 5310):

  • designated recipients

  • states and local governmental authorities

  • private nonprofit organizations

  • operators of public transportation

Proposals may contain projects to be implemented by the recipient or its subrecipients.

Eligible Activities

The ICAM Pilot Program awards funds competitively to finance innovative capital projects for the transportation disadvantaged that improve the coordination of non-emergency medical transportation services.

Statutory References

Section 3006(b) of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. 114-94, Dec. 4, 2015) authorizes FTA to award grants for innovative coordinated access and mobility projects for the transportation disadvantaged population that improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services.

Grantees will have up to 24 months from the time of the award to complete the project. Within the first year, projects must be able to demonstrate impacts related to the expected outcome as described in the application.

Funds under the ICAM Pilot Program may be used for capital expenditures only

Match

The maximum federal share of project costs under the ICAM Pilot Program is 80 percent. The applicant provides a local share of at least 20 percent of the net project cost and must document the source of the local match in the grant application.

Eligible local-match sources include:

  • cash from non-government sources other than revenues from providing public transportation services;

  • revenues derived from the sale of advertising and concessions;

  • revenues generated from value capture financing mechanisms;

  • funds from an undistributed cash surplus;

  • replacement or depreciation cash fund or reserve;

  • new capital; or

  • in-kind contributions.

In addition, the applicant may use transportation development credits for local match.


Links: FY 21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) FY 2021 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility pilot program Join the webinar

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