Details: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the National Aging and Disabilities Transportation Center (NADTC). Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov as opportunity FTA-2020-009-NADTC. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by midnight Eastern Time on July 2, 2020.
Summary: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under FTA’s Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program (CFDA#20.531) to fund the National Aging and Disabilities Transportation Center (NADTC). The NADTC will carry out activities to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers, with a focus on effectively leveraging the program funds of the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula grants (49 U.S.C. 5310) and other transit investments. The NADTC provides effective solutions that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the country by helping systems remove barriers to transportation services and expanding community transportation mobility options.
The work of the NADTC builds upon the work of the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), promoting coordination to ensure older adults, people with disabilities, people of low income, and disadvantaged communities benefit from coordinated planning activities and the resulting projects. The NADTC carries out activities that demonstrate impact and achieve the following goals:
- Promoting the essential role of accessible transportation in furthering the economic inclusion, access to healthcare, links to education, connections to recreation/leisure activities, and independent living of people with disabilities and older adults;
- Increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of coordinated human service transportation activities;
- Ensuring that the planning of transportation services for people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers is done in conjunction with broader planning activities at all levels;
- Highlighting and assisting in the development of promising practices, including the use of technology, to solve transportation challenges for people with disabilities and older adults and maximizing the effectiveness of Federal investments in specialized transportation services. For more information on the various programs and services currently provided by the NADTC, visit the NADTC Web site at: https://www.nadtc.org/
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations with experience in the delivery of programs and services that seek to serve the targeted population of older adults and people with disabilities; experience in public transportation-related technical assistance; and the organizational capacity to administer a national technical assistance center program.
Link and Instructions for the SF-424: Applications must be submitted electronically through GRANTS.GOV. General information for registering and submitting applications through GRANTS.GOV can be found at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants.html along with specific instructions for the forms and attachments required for submission. A complete proposal submission will consist of at least two files: (1) The SF-424 Mandatory form (downloaded from GRANTS.GOV), and (2) a narrative application document in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, or compatible file format. The narrative application should be in the format outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Once completed, the narrative application must be placed in the attachments section of the SF-424 Mandatory form. Applicants must attach the narrative application file to their submission in GRANTS.GOV to successfully complete the proposal process. A proposal submission may contain additional supporting documentation as attachments.
For full opportunity announcement, please download from the “Related Documents” tab in Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327461.
Dates: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 2, 2020. Any agency intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the GRANTS.GOV site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline.
For Further Information Contact: For information on this RFP for NADTC, contact Elan Flippin, FTA Office of Program Management, (202) 366-3800, or firstname.lastname@example.org.