DOT/FTA Announces Funding Opportunity for the National Center for Mobility Management
The Department of Transportation has announced it is soliciting proposals under FTA’s Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program to select an entity to administer the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and provide funding for the entity’s activities through the NCMM.
The NCMM will carry out activities to improve and enhance the coordination of Federal resources for human service transportation, especially transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. Primary activities will include supporting partners in adopting proven, sustainable, replicable, customer-centered mobility strategies that promote good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community unity.
The FTA intends to fund the NCMM at up to $1,900,000 for the first year. The FTA may extend funding for this center for up to five (5) years; however, subsequent funding will depend upon: 1) future authorization and appropriations; 2) decisions and program priorities established by the Secretary of Transportation related to the implementation of provisions set forth in 49 U.S.C. 5314; and 3) annual performance reviews.
Eligibility: Only national non-profit organizations are eligible to submit a proposal in response to this notice. Organizations must have transportation and/or mobility management experience, the capacity to provide public transportation-related technical assistance, expertise regarding accessible and equitable transportation options and needs, and the ability to deliver a national technical assistance and training program. A single lead organization must be designated in the proposal. Other organizations may participate as subcontractors or subrecipients.The solicitation notice will appear in the August 6 FEDERAL REGISTER. The pre-publication version is available at https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-16689.pdf. Applications will be due October 6.