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New Transportation Planning and Tribal Safety Funding Opportunities

July 16, 2021
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The following funding opportunities were announced by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, a Federal Transit Administration technical assistance center.

Funding Opportunity: Equity and Accessibility Transportation Planning Grant Program

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center has announced a new funding opportunity, Equity and Accessibility: Transportation Planning Grant Program. Planning grants provide an opportunity for communities to consider current and future needs, engage older adults and people with disabilities in planning, and develop a written plan of action. Selected grantees will focus on one of two areas: Transportation Equity & Inclusion for Older Adults and People with Disabilities or COVID-19 Recovery Addressing the Unique Transportation Needs and Preferences of Older Adults and People with Disabilities. NADTC will award up to 10 planning grants of up to $20,000 each. Awarded planning grantees will be given the opportunity to implement one or more priorities identified in their plans, to be funded at $50,000 each in FY 2022. Grant application portal opens July 23, an informational webinar will be held July 27 at 3pm ET, and applications are due August 27.

2021 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the availability of up to $10.1 million in grant funding from the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF). Tribal governments may apply for funding to conduct transportation safety planning, improve crash data, deploy systemic roadway departure countermeasures, and implement other infrastructure projects that reduce the risk of fatal and serious injury motor-vehicle crashes. The NOFO and application details are available on the FHWA website. Applications are due September 9, 2021.