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CTAA announces the availability of funding for inclusive planning projects

The Community Transportation Association along with its partners the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Institute for Community Inclusion of the University of Massachusetts-Boston is pleased to announce the availability of a new round of funding for local inclusive planning projects. CTAA, with financial support from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and in collaboration with other federal and national partners, is making available grants of up to $35,000 each for up to 20 organizations for a six-month period. The new projects are expected to adopt inclusive strategies that fit their communities and build upon learning from previous projects. It is anticipated that the experience from these grants will add to the knowledge garnered from previous project and help to build recognition and support for inclusive planning across the U.S.

Budget Instructions Update: There will NOT be an in-person Inclusive Planning Institute. No need to include funds for this in your budget submission.

The mission of this project, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living (ACL) in collaboration with the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration, is to demonstrate the value that inclusive processes can bring to coordinated transportation efforts.

We are developing, testing, and demonstrating ways to empower people with disabilities and older adults to be actively involved in designing and implementing coordinated transportation systems. The project's goal is to support communities nationwide in adopting proven, sustainable, scalable, and replicable models that include participation of people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems that are responsive to their needs. To date, the project has funded 25 demonstration programs and compiled a wealth of information and resources on the inclusive planning process.

For questions about the project, contact project director Charles Dickson at

ACL Inclusive Planning Project Round Four Grantees: Case Studies

Our eight 2016-17 projects across the country demonstrated different approaches to inclusive planning. Read here about each project's approach, lessons learned, and accomplishments.