2016 Grant Applications

2016 Special Transportation Discretionary Grant Program Grant Applications Available for Elderly and Disabled Transportation

Oregon Department of Transportation’s Rail and Public Transit Division has announced the availability of 2016 Public Transit Funding for the Special Transportation Fund (STF) Discretionary Grant Program. The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) announces the availability of applications for 2016 Special Transportation Discretionary Grant Program. In total, $2,117,000 will fund Regional Projects through ODOT Region 1 targets (the region which includes Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties). $2 million will fund projects with Statewide Significance. These programs fund transportation services benefiting older adults and people with disabilities.

TriMet, as the state-designated STF body for the tri-county area, coordinates the grant process for these funds, selects the projects that will be submitted for application to ODOT, prepares the applications, and submits them with their priority ranking of applications to ODOT RPTD. During a public meeting the Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee (STFAC) will review grant proposals and make a project priority ranking recommendation to the TriMet Board. There will be time for public testimony at the STFAC meetings.

ODOT RPTD will select projects on a competitive basis. Grant awards are eligible for reimbursement through June 30, 2019.

Eligible applicants are public and private non-profit organizations with managerial and financial capability that to provide transportation services for the older adults and people with disabilities.

STF Discretionary Grant Applicants:

Please first review the Application Instructions document, and complete all 5 steps in the Application Packet. You are strongly encouraged to request the full amount of funding that is needed for each program, including funding for new programs. Prioritize your funding requests in the Funding Request Worksheet and describe the scalability of each funding request in the Application Form (i.e., if and how the funding can be scaled in cases where only partial funding may be available).

Application Due Dates:

December 23, 2015 — Private, non-profit provider applications due at Ride Connection by 5 p.m.

Cora Potter at Ride Connection
Phone: 503-528-1727
Email: cpotter@rideconnection.org

January 11, 2016 — All applications due at TriMet by 5 p.m.

Hannah Quinsey
Phone: 503-962-4912
Email: ritchieh@trimet.org

Please note: Applications for the 5310 Grant Program will apply directly to ODOT RPTD. Hood River is also part of Region 1. Their STF agency will be allowed two applications and those will compete against the TriMet applications for the region 1 allocation.