MassDOT to Offer Virtual Training Sessions April 21 and April 27 for Community Transit Grant Program Applications
03/24/2022BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing it will be hosting two virtual training sessions to help applicants prepare for the next round of competitive grants for the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Transit Grant Program (CTGP), the first April 21 and the second on April 27. The next round of applications opens on Friday, April 29, and funding is available on a competitive grant basis through the Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funding programs. Grant money can be used for mobility management, new capital equipment and investments, and for transit operational costs to meet the mobility needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities of any age. Read more about the Community Transit Grant Program online at https://www.mass.gov/community-transit-grant-program.
The two virtual sessions are offered so applicants can learn about program eligibility and requirements, the online application process, and tips for completing an effective proposal. Attendance at one of the training sessions is mandatory for new applicants. Previous awardees are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
The CTGP training sessions are scheduled to be held virtually as follows:
• Thursday, April 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Training attendees are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 20, 2022, to Jenna Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period is scheduled to open on Friday, April 29, 2022, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022. Applications can conveniently be submitted through MassDOT Transit Unit’s online grants management system, GrantsPlus+. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
In December, 2021, MassDOT announced a total of $8.9 million in funding through the Community Transit Grant Program. The funding announced last December went to 27 organizations for vans and minibuses and to 18 entities for 23 operating and mobility management projects.