Montgomery County Grant Program Seeks Providers to Assist Disabled, Older Adults and Low-Income Residents with Transportation Needs

Per Montgomery County: “The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is soliciting applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Enhanced Mobility Grants Program from qualified organizations to provide direct transportation services in the County. This program aims to increase access to transportation services for County residents who are disabled, individuals with limited incomes, older adults and other vulnerable populations (specifically in underserved communities). A total of $800,000 in funding is available for FY24.

County Executive Marc Elrich proposed, and the County Council approved, $800,000 for a joint capital and operating grant program. Of that amount, $640,000 was allocated to capital expenses and $160,000 to operating expenses.  At present, the funding is available for one year, so all funded activities must be implemented within 12 months.

The deadline for potential transportation providers to apply for grants is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8. An MS Teams Live online grant program information session will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. To join the online session, register here.

“Last year, we saw strong interest and utilization from our nonprofit organizations for our inaugural Mobility Grants Program,” said County Executive Elrich. “Access to transportation options is critical for our disabled, older adults and low-income residents. Furthermore, ensuring that underserved communities have access to reliable and affordable transportation options is a matter of social justice. I encourage nonprofit organizations serving residents with transportation needs to consider applying for these grants.”

The grants program will prioritize funding to nonprofit organizations that aim to increase access to transportation for residents who are:

  • Individuals with physical, emotional and/or intellectual disabilities.
  • Older adults 63 years old and older (same eligibility for MCDOT’s Call-n-Ride Program).
  • Individuals with limited incomes aged 18-62.
  • Other vulnerable populations residing in Montgomery County, specifically in underserved communities. Organizations are encouraged to consider and apply for support from the FY23 TSM Capital and Operating Grant Programs.

“I am thankful for the Transportation Services Improvement Fund for funding this program for a second year,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “The program helps address transportation disparities by supporting transportation providers and our community nonprofits in their vital work. These services have a significant impact on the overall quality of life for these residents.”

More information about the FY24 Enhanced Mobility Program is available at the Montgomery County Grants Application portal. Key dates for these programs are:

  • Program opens for applications: Monday, Nov. 13.
  • MS Teams Live online grant program information session: Monday, Nov. 20. 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Submission deadline: Monday, Jan. 8. 11:59 p.m.

Applicants with questions about the application process should contact Olga Kravets in the Office of Grants Management by calling 240-773-3344 or by email at [email protected].”

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