Recognizing the important connection between access to healthcare and mobility, the FTA announced it is making available $6.3 million for a competitive grant program to fund projects that coordinate with transit services to improve access to healthcare. The announcement in the Federal Register can be found here – https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19897/fiscal-year-2018-competitive-funding-opportunity-access-and-mobility-partnership-grants.
According to the FTA, “the 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.” It will support work of the inter-agency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), which coordinates federal programs to improve access to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other opportunities.
Press release: U.S. DOT Announces $6.3 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Access to Healthcare – https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-department-transportation-announces-63-million-funding-opportunity-improve-access
Access & Mobility Partnership Grants- https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/access-and-mobility-partnership-grants
Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) – https://www.transit.dot.gov/ccam/about