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Federal Program Guide

CCAM Agency Programs Supporting Transportation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. Transportation connects people to nutrition services and improves the quality of life in rural America by increasing access to communities. USDA funds transportation through aid to states and local communities.

U.S. Department of Education

Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Transportation services enable student achievement by promoting equal access to education. ED programs fund transportation services that connect constituents to education opportunities.

U.S. Department of the Interior 

Protects and manages the nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors the nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities. Transportation improves American Indians’ access to education opportunities. To that end, DOI administers programs that provide and fund transportation for American Indian families.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enhances and protects the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Transportation can improve health outcomes by connecting patients to care. HHS increases access to essential services by funding non-emergency medical transportation and other transportation services for eligible beneficiaries.

U.S. Department of Labor

Fosters, promotes and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights. Transportation advances opportunities for employment by connecting people to jobs and training services. The DOL administers programs that provide transportation to employment services and job training for individuals of low income.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. Transportation serves a vital national interest by connecting people to their communities. DOT administers grant programs that fund transit services and capital projects that increase access to transportation for all Americans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Fulfills President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. Transportation serves America’s veterans and their families by connecting them to the benefits and support they have earned through their service. The VA both funds and provides this transportation for eligible beneficiaries.

National Resource Center Summary Report: Federal Programs Supporting Transportation

This 2010 report describes what transportation expenses are broadly eligible for funding under various federal programs. However, states and localities that administer these funds, especially block grants, may further limit what items are eligible for funding in their own areas.
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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