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Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve
Transportation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Federal Transit Administration - Arkansas Department of Transportation

Deadline Date:

04/11/18 4:30 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations and public agencies to address the transportation needs of senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. This program offers capital assistance for specialized equipment and vehicles so that qualifying agencies may better meet the needs of transportation-dependent individuals.

This program requires public participation and equality of service under Title VI and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167628

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,400,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private nonprofit organizations and public entities that provide transportation services to meet the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.

There are three categories of eligible applicants:
-Private nonprofit organizations determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be an organization described by 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c) which is exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. Section 501(a) or Section 101.
-Public bodies that certify that no nonprofit corporations or associations are ready, willing and available in an area to provide the service.
-Public bodies approved by the Department to coordinate services in a particular area for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Public Bodies wishing to participate in the Program must complete the Certificate of Eligibility for Local Entities Statement, which includes the Certification Page and the Availability of Private Non-Profit Response Form.

Disabled Accessibility Requirement:

Vehicles requested through this Program must be accessible to disabled individuals. The Department will consider issuance of a waiver of this requirement only if, in its opinion, specific conditions have been clearly and completely met.

To qualify for a waiver your Agency must:
-Currently meet all demand for service to disabled individuals as requested and required;
-Provide generally equal service to disabled individuals; and
-Continue to provide these services after the acquisition of a vehicle under this Program.

Pre-Application Information:

The federal share of eligible capital costs will not exceed 80 percent of the net project cost and the local share of eligible capital costs will not be less than 20 percent of the net project cost. Except where a Federal program permits funds to be used to match Federal funds, local share must be provided from sources other than Federal funds.

The application deadline is 4:30 PM CST on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Bill Bastress, Program Manager
P: (501) 569-4930
F: (501) 569-2476
Bill.Bastress@ardot.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas