Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2020-012-TRI-AIM. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 17, 2020.
The FTA provides this funding opportunity based on the traditional challenge grant concept of achieving specific innovation goals and using that achievement to spotlight a grantee (i.e., AIM Incubators) and disseminate proven innovative mobility practices in the public transportation industry. The primary objectives of the AIM Challenge Grants are to:
- Explore and validate forward-thinking approaches to improve transit system design, service, and financing.
- Provide funding to transit agencies in all types of communities—urban, suburban, rural— to identify, test, and prove out new approaches, technologies and service models.
- Establish a national network of public transportation stakeholders that are incorporating innovative approaches and business models to improve mobility and that will share their project results.
- Identify and promote the most promising and effective innovations that can be implemented more broadly through FTA’s capital programs.
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