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FTA Announces Availability of Veterans Transportation Grants Applications due April 19, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the availability of approximately $30 million to create or increase access to local and regional transportation resources that veterans and military families depend on to get to work, school and other destinations. The transit funding would boost access to jobs and training that America’s service members need and deserve.
The previous round of Veterans Transportation and Community Living grants, announced in November 2011, provided $34.6 million for 55 projects in 32 states and Guam. Demand for the program was strong, with the Department receiving 70 eligible proposals seeking $52 million in funding requests to create “one-click, one-call” transportation resource centers around the United States last year.
The second round of Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative grants, funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will continue to help states and communities build or expand “one-click, one-call” centers that offer comprehensive information on local transportation options and other community services, with just a single phone call or click of the mouse.
The notice of funding availability for the program’s second round of grants was published in the Federal Register. Proposals are due on April 19, 2012. A list of the projects that have already been funded under the previous round is available here.
Additional information on the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative, including how to apply, is available at www.fta.dot.gov/veterans.