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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $3.5 million in fiscal-year 2021 competitive grant funding for projects that improve access to vital services for older adults and people with disabilities, and in low-income communities.
FTA's Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program supports public transportation projects that improve state and regional coordination and will help advance the goals of the President Biden's executive order to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal government, according to a press release.
“These grants will help ensure more members of the community, especially older Americans, people with disabilities and others with limited mobility, have an easier time getting to where they need to go,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
To date, FTA has awarded projects under three separate funding opportunities for this pilot program. In FY 2020, FTA selected 17 projects to receive a portion of $3.5 million in funding. A summary of these projects and additional information about the pilot program is included in this FTA report.