• Abe Lenoch

May 2021 Funding Opportunities

National Rural Transit Assistance Program – Community Rides Grants


The National RTAP Community Rides Grant Program offers current recipients and subrecipients of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)'s Formula Grants for Rural Areas (Section 5311) program the opportunity to apply for grant awards of up to $100,000 for projects that develop or strengthen transportation partnerships that improve social determinants of health in rural and tribal communities. There is no minimum grant award, and local match is not required. The project duration is fifteen (15) months.


Deadline is May 10, 2021, 10:59 PM CDT


Link: https://www.nationalrtap.org/News/Community-Rides-Grants#:~:text=The%20National%20RTAP%20Community%20Rides,develop%20or%20strengthen%20transportation%20partnerships


AARP – Small Dollar, Big Impact Grant


AARP is are excited to be accepting applications from across Wisconsin for “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grants, which will be awarded to new projects that are designed to improve a community and make it a better place for everyone to live, work, and play as they age. AARP Wisconsin may award a grant of up to $1,000 to at least one eligible applicant. All projects must be completed within 60 days from winner announcement. if your project includes public engagement, please ensure that the activities follow all local/state guidelines.


Small Dollar, Big Impact grants are exactly what the name describes – simple, short-term, low-cost solutions that could have remarkable impacts on the shaping of neighborhoods and cities. There are so many great ideas and proposals for making life better in communities across Wisconsin. We know how impactful $1,000 can be. This is our way of extending some seed money to get these projects off the ground.


YouTube Video from Darrin Wasniewski, AARP Associate State Director, explaining the grant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTNwuo7F0Y


New application window opens each month – this month’s deadline is May 19.


Link: https://states.aarp.org/wisconsin/wisconsin-small-dollar-big-impact-grant/?cmp=RDRCT-ad28f936-20210219


U.S. Department of Transportation – RAISE Grants


Formerly known as TIGER and BUILD grants, the “Projects for RAISE funding will be evaluated based on merit criteria that include safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, innovation, and partnership. Within these criteria, the Department will prioritize projects that can demonstrate improvements to racial equity, reduce impacts of climate change and create good-paying jobs.


Deadline is July 12, 2021, 4 PM CDT


Link: https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants


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