FTA Announces $7.8 Million to Connect People to Healthcare, Critical Services


FTA has announced $7.8 million for 17 projects to support organizations that coordinate public transportation for underserved groups, allowing them to access healthcare, community services, education, and jobs by building partnerships among health, transportation, and human services providers.

FTA’s Innovative Coordinated Access & Mobility (ICAM) Pilot Program – supported by more than $24 million in funding over five years from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – increases access, with a focus on health and wellness. This announcement supports transportation improvements, from designing new trip scheduling technology to buying transit vans, in 15 states.

“Transportation is a lifeline that connects Americans to essential services, like healthcare, and today we’re supporting innovative projects to help more people connect to the help they need,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These transportation projects, made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help people with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals access the health services they need.”

“This program supports statewide and regional strategies to help ensure people who are especially challenged in accessing healthcare can reach those critical services,” said FTA Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool. “We are pleased to provide resources that help reach into the sometimes-overlooked areas of our nation to ensure no one is left behind.”

In response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FTA received 24 eligible proposals. Projects were selected based on criteria described in the NOFO.