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Transporation Assistance Program

In-Kind Grants of Transportation Vouchers to Oregon
Nonprofits to Distribute to Clients in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, Cherriots Public Transit, Yamhill Community Care Organization, and Yamhill Early Learning Hub

Deadline Date:

06/19/18

Description:

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In-kind grants of bus passes and gas vouchers to Oregon nonprofits to distribute to residents of Salem, Keizer, and Yamhill County who are in need of vital services. Organizations must provide the bus passes to clients who need local transportation to health, education, income, and basic needs services.

Cherriots’ Bus Pass Program

This program is intended to connect those in need with transportation to vital services so that they may achieve self-sufficiency and stability.

Bus passes may be issued for the following purposes:

- Transportation to access basic needs services such as; food, clothing, and housing/shelter
- Physical and mental health appointments, if OHP will not provide triplink or reimbursement for the trip.
- Social service appointments such as Department of Human Services, Unemployment office, Social Security office, etc.
- Services provided by your organization or program such as support groups, case management, therapy, etc.
- Employment searches or job interviews
- Transportation to/from school
- Low-income adults seeking to obtain their GED/diploma or children needing emergency transportation to 24J schools
- Transportation to/from new employment (until 1st paycheck)

Organizations receiving Cherriots Day Passes from United Way must report on how they utilized the bus passes. As part of the reporting, organizations receiving bus passes must submit at least one story telling how the bus pass program impacted or benefited one of your clients.

Yamhill County Transportation Assistance Program

​United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, the Yamhill Community Care Organization, and the Yamhill Early Learning Hub collaborate to facilitate the Yamhill County Transportation Assistance Program. The goal of this program is to help those who need it get to appointments related to medical care, employment, Department of Human Services, WIC services, mental health services, counseling, parenting educational classes, teacher-parents conferences, and other critical social services. In particular, we want to make sure that children 0-8 and their families are healthy, stable, and have the tools they need so that children are ready for school and successful once they get there.

Bus passes and gas vouchers will be provided to non-profit agencies that work directly with the public in Yamhill County. Non-profit human service agencies within Yamhill County can access these resources by submitting a request directly to the Yamhill Community Care Organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177922

Term of Contract:

The current application is for the three month period of July – September 2018​.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For Salem-Keizer:

Eligible organization must:

- Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to be eligible for passes. All other classifications are ineligible.
- Provide services in the health and human services field.
- Have a location that is accessible to the public for walk-in bus pass requests. Office/location should be within the Salem-Keizer Transit District service area.
- Agree to adhere to the bus pass usage guidelines.
- Public and private schools are not eligible to apply.
- Government agencies/programs are not eligible to apply.
- Office/location must be located in Salem.

Bus passes may not be used for the following:

- Parole officer appointments-Parole officers have passes for this purpose
- Field trips or school activities
- Extra-curricular activities or sports
- Shopping
- Given to volunteers/staff
- Given away as prizes, giveaways, included in gift baskets or raffles
- Transportation to special events/community activities
- Trips that are covered by the client’s Oregon Health Plan health insurance.

Monthly passes are unavailable.

For Yamhill County:
Bus passes and gas vouchers will be provided to non-profit agencies that work directly with the public in Yamhill County. Non-profit human service agencies within Yamhill County can access these resources by submitting a request directly to the Yamhill Community Care Organization.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be completed by June 19, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Submit Yamhill County requests to:
Lutheran Community Services c/o Becca Williams
bwilliams@lcsnw.org
503-472-4020 x 230

617 NE Davis St
McMinnville OR 97128

Apply online: http://www.unitedwaymwv.org/transportation-assistance-application.html

Mailing Address:
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
455 Bliler Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Contact form: http://www.unitedwaymwv.org/contact.html

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Salem-Keizer Area