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Access & Mobility Partnership Grants FY2019 Project Selections

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State Project Sponsor Project Description Funding Amount
AL United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. The United Way of Central Alabama will receive funding to serve as a centralized resource center, including provider referrals and a central call center, promoted through a public awareness campaign. $148,000
AZ Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization The Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization will receive funding to create a mobile service hub in which medical, food, and transportation services will be offered simultaneously at strategic locations throughout Cochise County. $235,852
CA San Diego Metropolitan Transit System The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will receive funding to upgrade reservations and dispatch software for paratransit for non-emergency medical transportation trips, making it easier for riders to reserve trips through an automated voice recognition system and web-based portal. $536,000
CO Disability Services Inc., dba Envida Disability Services, Inc. will receive funding to purchase a comprehensive mobile application that supports on-demand services, automated payment, fleet assignments and scheduling tools, including personalized mobility options and pre-defined rider and trip details for drivers. $249,526
DC Capitol Hill Village Capitol Hill Village will receive funding to improve health outcomes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities through a travel training program designed to increase clients' transportation awareness, knowledge and confidence. $290,500
FL Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will receive funding to purchase software technology that integrates accessible vehicles into its existing on-demand dispatch platform. $100,000
GA County of Fulton The County of Fulton will receive funding to expand transit services for older adults by using transportation network companies for more responsive mobility options, resulting in increased ridership and improved accessibility for people with disabilities. $243,778
IL Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois will receive funding to provide transportation services in Logan and Mason counties for medical appointments and pharmacy visits using transportation network companies, volunteer drivers and a new scheduling application. $40,000
IN Indiana University Health, Inc. Indiana University Health, Inc. will receive funding to purchase a software platform that will provide patient transportation assistance coordination technology at Indiana University Health, reducing transportation barriers to healthcare for patients in numerous locations in Indiana. $208,352
LA City of Shreveport The City of Shreveport will receive funding to develop a mobile application and web portal to increase system efficiency and scheduling, providing additional options for planning and managing paratransit trips. $54,472
MA Pioneer Valley Transit Authority The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will receive funding for a pilot program to connect people to transportation resources, including an online transportation portal and a staff of transportation specialists to help with eligibility, geographic scope, etc. for patients and medical staff. $333,000
MD Maryland Transit Administration The Maryland Transit Administration will receive funding to address gaps in services by incorporating itinerary planning technology and enhancing coordination between agencies to provide more options for paratransit riders, including fixed route and taxi-access alternatives. $240,000
ME Greater Portland Council of Governments The Greater Portland Council of Governments will receive funding to develop mobility management strategies to improve the coordination of transportation services at state and local levels through pilot projects that test approaches to improving access to transportation information and resources among populations who face transportation challenges. $240,000
MI Flint Mass Transportation Authority The Flint Mass Transportation Authority will receive funding to increase access to on-demand non-emergency medical transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities by creating partnerships with hospitals and using mobility management and technology. $734,752
MN SouthWest Transit SouthWest Transit will receive funding to implement an innovative approach to providing non-emergency medical transportation services through public microtransit services to hospitals, medical centers and clinics in and around the Minneapolis metropolitan area. $290,500
MO Missouri Rural Health Association Missouri Rural Health Association will receive funding to support technology enhancements, mobility management training and engagement of regional planning commissions and local councils of government to reduce transportation barriers to healthcare in rural Missouri. $592,328
MS Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. The Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. will receive funding to launch a route-matching application and mobility-on-demand web portal that allows riders to book trips, manage rides and access real-time trip information through mobile phones or computers, increasing use of non-emergency healthcare services. $360,540
NC The C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. The C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. will receive funding to expand access to healthcare by providing door-to-door and coordinated services at pre-arranged sites for patients, clients of partnering organizations and new clients in a five-county area using scheduling technology and route planning apps. $112,000
NH New Hampshire Department of Transportation The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will receive funding to integrate transportation service requests into its 2-1-1 Regional Call Center, transforming the center into a "One-Click, One-Call" model using a smart phone app. $17,295
NJ NJ Transit NJ Transit will receive funding to produce travel training videos targeting older adults, individuals with disabilities and low-income populations who are transit dependent. $60,600
NM Capacity Builders, Inc. Capacity Builders, Inc. will receive funding for non-emergency medical services for older adults and individuals with disabilities in northwest New Mexico and Montezuma County, Colorado, increasing affordable access to care, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs in a rural region with limited access to transportation. $130,000
NY Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. will receive funding to coordinate a volunteer transportation network in western New York State, using adaptive technology to connect older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals to essential services and destinations. $145,968
OH Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio will receive funding to implement an on-demand transportation service to coordinate non-emergency medical transportation for older adults in the Cincinnati region using one number to schedule transportation. $470,000
OK Osage Nation The Osage Nation will receive funding to purchase a 15-passenger van to increase access to transportation to medical appointments and grocery stores in various locations for Native American elders, Native Americans with disabilities, and low-income Native American families. $73,892
OR Ride Connection, Inc. Ride Connection, Inc. will receive funding to increase access to healthcare services by providing mobility management services focused on two hospitals and local social services, offering individual travel options, counseling and clinic support to integrate transportation referrals. $96,921
PA Geisinger Clinic The Geisinger Clinic will receive funding to extend eligiblity and geographic reach to a transportation pilot program that increases transportation access using mobility management, artificial intelligence and technology solutions, and community partner integration. $499,484
RI Rhode Island Public Transit Authority The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will receive funding for the "Rides Toward Work" program, which provides transportation to and from job training through a partnership with Rhode Island Works. $150,000
SC Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority will receive funding to increase access to coordinated healthcare services in Columbia, helping clients schedule and book trips, plan ahead for picking-up prescriptions, follow-up appointments, and other vital appointments via computer, phone call or app. $249,912
SD West River Transit Authority, Inc. The West River Transit Authority, Inc. will receive funding to expand services and increase customer access for transportation to medical and wellness appointments in rural and transit-dependent communities with a smartphone app for ride booking, cancellation and confirmation. $220,000
TN Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency will receive funding to purchase wheelchair lift-equipped vans to transport people with disabilities to work, school, recreation, medical services and other essential services. $388,000
TX North Central Texas Council of Governments The North Central Texas Council of Governments will receive funding to implement My Ride North Texas 2.0, a regional mobility manage-ment program to improve the coordination of transportation services and medical services in the 16-county region for populations that lack transportation to wellness resources. $511,106
UT Utah Transit Authority The Utah Transit Authority will receive funding to purchase an electronic, web-based application for trips that improve health access by tracking origins/destinations, drivers, payments and programs. $700,125
VA Boat People S.O.S., Inc. Boat People S.O.S., Inc. will receive funding for an awareness program that increases access to public transportation for older Vietnamese Americans with limited English and individuals with disabilities in Northern Virginia by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services and expanding mobility options. $101,928
VT Vermont Agency of Transporta-tion The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive funding to assist individuals suffering from substance abuse, specifically opioid addiction, by providing on-demand trips as well as research to identify strategies to expand rural transportation services to increase access to substance abuse treatment and jobs. $170,000
WA People For People People For People will receive funding for the Children's Health Connector project, which will use an online platform to monitor trips, vehicle capacity and travel conditions to improve real-time communications between patient/rider and healthcare providers, increasing children's access to care, improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. $206,846
WI Southwestern WI Community Action Program, Inc. The Southwestern WI Community Action Program, Inc. will receive funding for a travel management coordination center that improves transportation options in nine rural counties using new technology as well as a mobility manager who will work with county agencies and healthcare facilities to increase access to healthcare. $205,360
WV Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center, Inc. The Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center, Inc. will receive funding to purchase accessible vans and hire a mobility manager for its Transportation for Rural Appalachian Communities Program, which helps underserved populations in rural southern West Virginia access healthcare. $194,944

Total:
$9,601,981

Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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