Access and Mobility Partnership Grants
On September 12, FTA announced the availability of $6.3 million in competitive grant funds for transit coordination projects that improve access to healthcare. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity. FTA’s Access and Mobility Partnership Grants focus on transportation solutions to medical appointments and other non-emergency healthcare services. The grants will help improve options for people with limited transportation choices and bridge the gap between service providers in the transportation and health sectors. Applications are due November 13, 2018.
Mobility Management Course
The National Transit Institute (NTI) will sponsor a course on mobility management September 17-18 in Dallas, Texas. Advancing Mobility Management is designed to help build the capacity of transit professionals to implement and scale up mobility management strategies and initiatives and expose participants to promising practices in the field.
Mobility management is a strategic approach to designing and delivering transportation services that starts and ends with the customer. It has expanded beyond meeting the needs of individuals and groups (e.g., people with disabilities, older adults, low-income) by coordinating and improving human services transportation with a systems perspective in collaboration with other transportation providers. The course will benefit mobility management professionals with 1-5 years of experience in transportation or mobility related field and who play a role in implementing mobility management strategies, including: public transit agency professionals; recipients of Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) grants; human services transportation providers; planning organization professionals; Veterans Administration employees; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service providers and others.
The course will address:
- Leading change in your organization and community
- Articulating a mobility management vision, goals and desired outcomes
- Building connections among integration partners
- Tools to assist in partnership development
- Measuring mobility management success and performance
- Program and project implementation
- Communication, outreach and marketing
FTA sponsors NTI to develop and apply innovative solutions to help meet the demands placed on the nation’s public transit systems.
Regional Mobility Meetings
Mobility management practitioners are active in many industry sectors, whether they serve job seekers, students, veterans, people with disabilities, patients, rural residents, older adults, or individuals with limited incomes. Often, however, these practitioners work in isolation from one other, even though there may be some overlap in the populations they serve. In Fall 2018, the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) will sponsor Regional Mobility Meetings in two communities that will give mobility management practitioners from all industry sectors the opportunity to network and learn together. NCMM will work closely with the two selected regions to co-design these 1.5–day meetings to ensure they address community goals. NCMM will cover all costs for the meeting plus travel stipends for participants. Submit letters of interest for this opportunity by September 14.
Notice of Funding Opportunity: Project Proposals for the National Center for Mobility Management
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under FTA's Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program for an entity to administer the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and provide funding for the entity's activities through the NCMM. The NCMM will carry out activities to improve and enhance the coordination of federal resources for human service transportation, especially transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. Primary activities will include supporting partners in adopting proven, sustainable, replicable, customer-centered mobility strategies that promote good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community unity. The FTA intends to fund the NCMM at up to $1.9 million for the first year. Proposals are due in GRANTS.GOV on October 5, 2018.