Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Webinar
2-3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) recently released Handbook for Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination (Research Report 202), which provides background information about non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and describes the different models available to states for providing NEMT for Medicaid beneficiaries. The handbook also discusses why human services transportation and public transportation providers encourage coordination of NEMT with other transportation services. A companion document explores state-by-state profiles of NEMT. To learn more, join the Transportation Research Board (TRB) webinar, Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination, which will provide information to understand what influences state Medicaid agencies to establish separate NEMT brokerages or to include NEMT as part of Medicaid managed care. The webinar will discuss the resulting effects of these trends on the coordination of human services transportation with public transportation. The presenters will identify opportunities and suggest strategies to coordinate these transportation programs to achieve common desired outcomes for providing NEMT.
Mobility Management Courses
The National Transit Institute (NTI) is sponsoring five Advancing Mobility Management courses 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:
- December 11-12, 2018: Orlando, FL
- February 4-5, 2019: Stockton, CA
- April 23-24, 2019: Des Moines, IA
- May 2019: Charleston, WV (date TBD)
- June 11-12, 2019: Anchorage, AK
FTA sponsors NTI to develop and apply innovative solutions to help meet the demands placed on the nation’s public transit systems. 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; NEMT service providers and others.
The courses 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
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.
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.
Corporation for National and Community Service FY 2019 RSVP Program
- Notice of intent to apply due: October 10, 2018, 5 p.m. ET
- Application deadline: November 7, 2018, 5 p.m. ET
- Funding details
One of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience and create community capacity. CNCS seeks to increase the impact of national service in communities nationwide. It intends to fund Senior Corps RSVP program models that address critical community needs by mobilizing volunteers age 55+. Projects should respond to community needs within the focus areas of: disasters, education, economic opportunity, environment, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Transportation is eligible. CNCS is particularly interested in applications that propose to include one or more of these priorities:
- Independent Living: address independent living for older adults and individuals with disabilities including activities that ease social isolation and/or give respite to informal caregivers.
- Workforce Development: increase the number of economically disadvantaged individuals receiving job training and other skill development services.
- Intergenerational Programming: increase older adult engagement with young people in the areas of school readiness and K-12 success.
- Disaster Services: improve community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.
- Veterans and Military Families: positively impact the quality of life of veterans and improving family military strength.
- Opioid Abuse: increase access to care and participation in health education activities designed to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse.