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Transportation and Mobility in Low-Income Communities

Community Mobility Ready-to-Launch Grants 2021

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt


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Grants of up to $75,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that improve transportation and mobility in low-income communities. Funding is intended to increase the integration of low-income residents in the community, improve their health and well-being, and allow low-income community members to become more fully engaged in economic opportunities.

The goal of the NCMM’s 2021 Ready-to-Launch Grants is to enable multi-sector community teams to pilot promising mobility solutions, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. Further, this opportunity is designed to

  • Allow communities to pilot an innovative transportation solution that will allow underserved community members to become more fully engaged in economic opportunities, improve their health and well-being, and/or become more integrated into their community
  • Guide communities in using this pilot opportunity to test and confirm the feasibility of innovative transportation solutions in real-world applications and learn where these solutions need to be further revised
  • Provide communities with technical assistance throughout this pilot phase
  • Assist communities in preparing to seek funding for a full-scale roll-out of their solutions
  • Guide communities in gathering outcome data regarding their solution to use as they seek sustainable funding for long-term implementation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198218

Number of Grants:

Three communities will be selected.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant organization must be a non-profit or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a subrecipient of, federal funding. Note that teams should be entering into the grant having already completed a human-centered design process to arrive at the solution being piloted.

The grant funds cannot be used for major capital purchases, such as buying buses.

Pre-Application Information:

- August 23, 2021: Request for proposals (RFP) announced
- September 25, 2021: Last day to submit questions
- October 15, 2021: Applications due by 11:59 pm ET
- September 30, 2022: Projects completed

Funds will be distributed on a cost reimbursement basis.

Questions and answers:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application packages should be emailed to

The point of contact for the Ready-to-Launch grants is Amy Conrick,

Call us Toll Free: 866-846-6400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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