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Tempe offers grants for transportation services that help elderly and disabled residents
Since 2007, the city of Tempe has provided $50,000 in annual recurring grant assistance to eligible providers of transportation services to Tempe's elderly and disabled residents. The grant solicits cost-effective supplemental third-party delivery of public transportation services to specifically meet the mobility needs of elderly and disabled populations.
All transportation service providers who provide specialized transportation services to elderly and disabled Tempe residents are eligible to apply. Current or past recipients of federal assistance through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) 5310 Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation Program offering services for Tempe residents are encouraged to apply. Tempe grant assistance may be used for capital or operating needs and local match requirements for regional and national grants, but not staff salaries.
The grant program was established in response to the general conclusions and recommendations provided by Tempe Community Council's Task Force on Disability Issues 2004 report on Transportation in Tempe. The report concludes that "there remains a crucial need for additional transportation options for people with disabilities who live alone or live a significant distance from available public transportation routes."
The grant application, requirements and forms can be found online at www.tempe.gov/tempeinmotion.
Applications must be submitted by 12 p.m. Aug. 7, 2017 to:
Robert Yabes, Principal Planner
Tempe Public Works Department
200 East Fifth Street, 2nd Floor
Tempe, AZ 85281
For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/tempeinmotion or call 480-350-2734.