FY23 Targeted and Specialized Mobility Capital Grant Program
Opens Nov 28 2022 12:00 PM (EST)
Deadline Dec 29 2022 12:00 AM (EST)
Description

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is soliciting grant applications for the County’s FY 2023 Targeted and Specialized Mobility (TSM) Grant Program from qualified organizations providing direct transportation services in the County.  The County Executive proposed $1 million to establish both a capital and operating grants process using funds from the Transportation Services Improvement Fund in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Recommended Budget.  The County Council approved $800,000 for a joint capital and operating grant program with $640,000 for capital projects and $160,000 for operating projects.  TSM Capital ward sizes will vary with a maximum award of $45,000.  These approved amounts are reflected in the FY23 Operating Budget in Resolution 19-1290 on May 26, 2022.  At present, the County Council has made this funding available for one year so all funded activities must be implemented within 12 months.

This module collects applications for the FY23 TSM Capital Grant Program.  Organizations also seeking funding under the FY23 TSM Operating Grant Program must submit a separate application.  The application module for the FY23 TSM Operating Grant Program can be found by clicking here. 

Key dates for this program are:

Click here to download the full FY23 TSM Capital Grants Program Details document in .pdf format. 

Click here to download the slide deck from the FY23 TSM Grant Programs Information Session on Monday December 5, 2022.

The focus of the grant program is to provide capital resources that support direct services and/or support that improves the delivery of transportation related services for:

  • Individuals who are disabled. 
  • Senior residents. 
  • Individuals with low or limited incomes.

Capital expenses eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • accessible transportation services for individuals who are disabled, seniors, and/or individuals with limited incomes.
  • the purchase or retrofit of a vehicle that improves accessibility, such as a wheelchair accessible vehicle or modification, to provide transportation to County residents within the target population
  • the purchase of a traditional sedan to transport County residents within the target population; 
  • the purchase of a vehicle that would be used to address food access, food insecurity, clothing, medical, and other safety net needs for County residents within the target population. 

Organizations seeking support for operating expenses such as salaries, vehicle maintenance, supplies, insurance, vouchers, or other operating costs should apply to the FY23 Targeted and Specialized Mobility Operating Grant Program.  If an applicant is not sure whether an expense counts as an operating or capital cost, they should contact the Office of Grants Management for clarification.

To be considered for funding proposals MUST include targets for the following metrics and a plan to track them for a full calendar year (12 months):

  • Total number of trips provided.
  • Total number of individuals served
  • Breakdown of the purpose of each trip (I.e. delivery of food, clothing, and/or medical supplies; transportation to or from a medical appointment, transportation of a resident to a homeless shelter or other housing; transportation of a senior to a recreation event, etc...)

Further details on metric tracking expectations and can be found on page 13 of the FY23 TSM Program Details Document.

Priority in awarding funding will be given to:

  • Organizations that demonstrate a commitment and experience with providing transportation, public health, and/or community benefit services to at least one of the vulnerable populations listed above; 
  • Proposals that target undeserved and vulnerable populations; and
  • Proposals that seek to have a broad base of impact in their target community.

The Department of Transportation and the Office of Grants Management will seek proposals from organizations that:

  • Exhibit cultural proficiency;
  • Are inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community members; and
  • Use a racial equity lens in providing services. 

Applicants should directly address the priority areas and criteria above in their proposal. Applying organizations need a nonprofit designation to apply and all proposed services must take place within Montgomery County.  Organizations can apply independently or in collaboration with other groups.  County funding cannot be used to supplant other funding for already planned services. Applications are due by Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

A virtual information session on the grant program will be held via an MS Teams Live event on Monday December 5, 2022 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.  The event will be recorded and posted for applicants who miss the event or who wish to review it again.  A link to the live and recorded event can be found above.

The application will consist of a:

  • Program Summary – Organization mission and contact info
  • Program Narrative – Series of narrative questions detailing the proposed program
  • Program Budget – Details of the implementation costs of the proposed program
  • Budget Narrative/Justification – Brief explanation of the Program Budget
  • Program Work Plan/Timeline – the proposed program implementation schedule
  • Performance Plan – Outline of metrics to be collected, targets for each metric, and the data collection method for each metric as well as any qualitative evaluation methods
  • Supporting Documents – Upload of background documents supporting proposal
  • Application Certification, Acknowledgments, and Assurances – Confirmation of ethics considerations, legal terms, and the authenticity of the application

Grant applications will be reviewed by an independent committee organized by the Office of Grants Management made up of neutral, qualified individuals from Montgomery County Government selected for their experiences in the grant program’s subject area, grants administration, or project management. The panel members will review and score applicant proposals on a 100-point scale based on the criteria and priorities established in the Program Details document with cumulative ranking determining the final awards.

In addition to submitting this application, organizations should also do the following:

  • Register and create a profile on this platform for each team member who will be working on your application.  Click on the green "Register" button in the top right corner to get started.
  • Verify that your organization is registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).  Click here to go to the SDAT Business Express site to confirm.  Even if your organization is registered in another jurisdiction, you must be registered with SDAT for Montgomery County to finalize an award with your organization.
  • If your organization is not in Good Standing with SDAT, take the necessary steps to get back into Good Standing.  SDAT will advise what steps are required.  Montgomery County cannot finalize an award with you or organization if you are not in Good Standing.  Your application for a grant could be disqualified if you are not in Good Standing.
  • Register with the Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS) by clicking here .  If you or your organization receives an award from the County then you will need to be registered with CVRS to receive payments.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Rafael Pumarejo Murphy, Director of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-777-2775 or emailing rafael.murphy@montgomerycountymd.gov.

FY23 Targeted and Specialized Mobility Capital Grant Program


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is soliciting grant applications for the County’s FY 2023 Targeted and Specialized Mobility (TSM) Grant Program from qualified organizations providing direct transportation services in the County.  The County Executive proposed $1 million to establish both a capital and operating grants process using funds from the Transportation Services Improvement Fund in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Recommended Budget.  The County Council approved $800,000 for a joint capital and operating grant program with $640,000 for capital projects and $160,000 for operating projects.  TSM Capital ward sizes will vary with a maximum award of $45,000.  These approved amounts are reflected in the FY23 Operating Budget in Resolution 19-1290 on May 26, 2022.  At present, the County Council has made this funding available for one year so all funded activities must be implemented within 12 months.

This module collects applications for the FY23 TSM Capital Grant Program.  Organizations also seeking funding under the FY23 TSM Operating Grant Program must submit a separate application.  The application module for the FY23 TSM Operating Grant Program can be found by clicking here. 

Key dates for this program are:

Click here to download the full FY23 TSM Capital Grants Program Details document in .pdf format. 

Click here to download the slide deck from the FY23 TSM Grant Programs Information Session on Monday December 5, 2022.

The focus of the grant program is to provide capital resources that support direct services and/or support that improves the delivery of transportation related services for:

  • Individuals who are disabled. 
  • Senior residents. 
  • Individuals with low or limited incomes.

Capital expenses eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • accessible transportation services for individuals who are disabled, seniors, and/or individuals with limited incomes.
  • the purchase or retrofit of a vehicle that improves accessibility, such as a wheelchair accessible vehicle or modification, to provide transportation to County residents within the target population
  • the purchase of a traditional sedan to transport County residents within the target population; 
  • the purchase of a vehicle that would be used to address food access, food insecurity, clothing, medical, and other safety net needs for County residents within the target population. 

Organizations seeking support for operating expenses such as salaries, vehicle maintenance, supplies, insurance, vouchers, or other operating costs should apply to the FY23 Targeted and Specialized Mobility Operating Grant Program.  If an applicant is not sure whether an expense counts as an operating or capital cost, they should contact the Office of Grants Management for clarification.

To be considered for funding proposals MUST include targets for the following metrics and a plan to track them for a full calendar year (12 months):

  • Total number of trips provided.
  • Total number of individuals served
  • Breakdown of the purpose of each trip (I.e. delivery of food, clothing, and/or medical supplies; transportation to or from a medical appointment, transportation of a resident to a homeless shelter or other housing; transportation of a senior to a recreation event, etc...)

Further details on metric tracking expectations and can be found on page 13 of the FY23 TSM Program Details Document.

Priority in awarding funding will be given to:

  • Organizations that demonstrate a commitment and experience with providing transportation, public health, and/or community benefit services to at least one of the vulnerable populations listed above; 
  • Proposals that target undeserved and vulnerable populations; and
  • Proposals that seek to have a broad base of impact in their target community.

The Department of Transportation and the Office of Grants Management will seek proposals from organizations that:

  • Exhibit cultural proficiency;
  • Are inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community members; and
  • Use a racial equity lens in providing services. 

Applicants should directly address the priority areas and criteria above in their proposal. Applying organizations need a nonprofit designation to apply and all proposed services must take place within Montgomery County.  Organizations can apply independently or in collaboration with other groups.  County funding cannot be used to supplant other funding for already planned services. Applications are due by Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

A virtual information session on the grant program will be held via an MS Teams Live event on Monday December 5, 2022 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.  The event will be recorded and posted for applicants who miss the event or who wish to review it again.  A link to the live and recorded event can be found above.

The application will consist of a:

  • Program Summary – Organization mission and contact info
  • Program Narrative – Series of narrative questions detailing the proposed program
  • Program Budget – Details of the implementation costs of the proposed program
  • Budget Narrative/Justification – Brief explanation of the Program Budget
  • Program Work Plan/Timeline – the proposed program implementation schedule
  • Performance Plan – Outline of metrics to be collected, targets for each metric, and the data collection method for each metric as well as any qualitative evaluation methods
  • Supporting Documents – Upload of background documents supporting proposal
  • Application Certification, Acknowledgments, and Assurances – Confirmation of ethics considerations, legal terms, and the authenticity of the application

Grant applications will be reviewed by an independent committee organized by the Office of Grants Management made up of neutral, qualified individuals from Montgomery County Government selected for their experiences in the grant program’s subject area, grants administration, or project management. The panel members will review and score applicant proposals on a 100-point scale based on the criteria and priorities established in the Program Details document with cumulative ranking determining the final awards.

In addition to submitting this application, organizations should also do the following:

  • Register and create a profile on this platform for each team member who will be working on your application.  Click on the green "Register" button in the top right corner to get started.
  • Verify that your organization is registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).  Click here to go to the SDAT Business Express site to confirm.  Even if your organization is registered in another jurisdiction, you must be registered with SDAT for Montgomery County to finalize an award with your organization.
  • If your organization is not in Good Standing with SDAT, take the necessary steps to get back into Good Standing.  SDAT will advise what steps are required.  Montgomery County cannot finalize an award with you or organization if you are not in Good Standing.  Your application for a grant could be disqualified if you are not in Good Standing.
  • Register with the Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS) by clicking here .  If you or your organization receives an award from the County then you will need to be registered with CVRS to receive payments.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Rafael Pumarejo Murphy, Director of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-777-2775 or emailing rafael.murphy@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Opens
Nov 28 2022 12:00 PM (EST)
Deadline
Dec 29 2022 12:00 AM (EST)