Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Program Issues Request for Proposals for Inclusive Planning Projects



The U.S Administration for Community Living’s Strengthening Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships to Promote Community Living program has issued a Request for Proposals for innovative inclusive transportation planning projects. These projects are a key component in the overall program’s efforts to improve consumer involvement and ensure greater responsiveness to consumers’ needs in the planning, design and operation of coordinated transportation systems.

Successful applicants for the inclusive planning projects will involve participants, as well as other key stakeholders, in their programs. Awards will be made through a competitive process to the most qualified applicants who are able to demonstrate experience with engaging and empowering older adults and people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in coordinated transportation system planning. The application must cover how consumer engagement will be institutionalized in local coordinated transportation planning, program development and service delivery. Recipients will be expected to share their practices at the national level through the program’s Knowledge Sharing Network and its website.

The Strengthening Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships to Promote Community Living project is funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living and is administered by the Community Transportation Association of America in partnership with Easter Seals, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Westat. Easter Seals conducted an environmental scan which provided the foundation for this RFP.

Qualified organizations are encouraged to apply by March 20, 2013 and can find the full Request for Proposals here transitplanning4all.org. For all questions related to the Request for Proposal, please contact Virginia Dize at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (202) 719-8889 or by email at transitplanning4all@ctaa.org.  A teleconference for interested applicants will be held on March 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in #: 1-800-245-1683. Pass code: 267438.

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