Grants and Opportunities

Grants

Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Applications Due: March 19
Pioneered by the late Dana Reeve, the Quality of Life Grants Program recognizes projects and initiatives that foster community engagement, inclusion, and involvement, while promoting health and wellness for individuals living with paralysis and their families. The Quality of Life Grants Program funds a wide array of programs that are organized in three key thematic areas: Actively Achieving, Bridging Barriers, or Caring and Coping. The program has a tiered approach (each with their own maximum grant award amount) to better reflect and respond to the priority needs of the community of people living with paralysis and their families.
 
Rural Business Development Grants
Applications Due: March 29
This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. Generally, grants range from $10,000 to $500,000. There is no cost sharing requirement.

Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP)
Applications Due: March 1
The goal of this program is to support the rehabilitation of historic properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants must make subgrants for physical preservation projects. Eligible subgrant recipients must be within the jurisdiction of the applicant. Project must be in communities defined as “rural” by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Opportunities

Options to Further Leverage NPMRDS for Performance Measurement and Decision-Making
February 26th, 1:30 PM ET

Join a webinar presented by INRIX & the University of Maryland’s CATT Lab where they will summarize additional NPMRDS-related data and tools uniquely available through their partnership. This webinar will focus on additional data and toolset options, and how they can be accessed (including an AASHTO Pooled Fund Study), to help states and MPOs get the most out of their NPMRDS-related efforts.

U.S. DOT Work Zone Data Exchange Project
February 26th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

The U.S. DOT’s WZDx project aims to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Up-to-date information about dynamic conditions occurring on roads — such as construction events — can help automated driving systems (ADS) and humans navigate safely and efficiently. This webinar will provide updates on the WZDx project developments, vision, and status; share WZDx project lessons learned; and describe how to access the WZDx v1.1 Common Core Data Specification, contribute comments, and find resources.

Webinar: The Road to Autonomous Vehicles
February 27th, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

The US DOT ITS-JPO Professional Capacity Building Program (PCB) invites you to an upcoming Talking Technology and Transportation in Education (T3e) Webinar. Attendees will learn about the numerous automated systems currently available in cars and what new technology will be added to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that improves driver and passenger safety.

Art of the Map: Learn How to Craft Beautiful Maps in Minutes
February 27th, 1:00 PM ET
This interactive workshop will dive deep into cartography best practices and how to master map design in order to deliver clear insights to client and community stakeholders.

Reinventing the Customer Experience
February 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Special districts are often the face of our communities, delivering essential services, including water and power, operating airports and seaports, and managing transit systems and parks. The experience of their customers – or the citizens they serve – is critical to their success. As user expectations around digital services and interactions evolve, special districts must rethink the experiences they provide. Leaders from special districts throughout the country, including the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, are joining Government Technology to discuss how they are reinventing the customer experience to satisfy user demands, attract and retain talent, and continuously deliver value.

Seeking Examples of Effective Local Government Access Management Ordinances and Regulatory Strategies
Response deadline: February 28th

The Center for Urban Transportation Research is seeking examples of effective local government access management ordinances and regulatory strategies for NCHRP Synthesis 50-05: Incorporating Access Management into Local Ordinances. Examples of regulations and contacts for further information may be emailed to Kristine Williams at kwilliams@cutr.usf.edu.

Making Solar and Electrification Policies Mutually Beneficial: What Innovative Communities Are Doing Today
March 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Many local governments are pursuing policies that support more solar and more transportation and building electrification, but relatively few have figured out how to make the policies mutually beneficial. Some communities have begun to figure out that using low-cost solar power can make electrification more cost effective and using electrified services wisely can make solar installations more valuable. This National League of Cities webinar provides several case studies that demonstrate what some local governments are doing now to collaborate with their utilities on programs that produce complementary benefits for solar and electrification policies.

Making Travel Safer Using Pedestrian Safety Technologies
March 6th 1:00 PM ET
 The webinar will feature a discussion on current trends in pedestrian crashes and the importance of pedestrian safety application, including the development of vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communication systems aimed at improving the safety and mobility of vulnerable road users.

Using TAM Data to Support Agency Efforts and Communicate Asset Management Successes
March 19th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

The webinar will feature presentations from Daniel Hofer, Manager of State of Good Repair for Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Alexi Miller, Director of State of Good Repair for Houston METRO. Dan will focus on UTA’s efforts to track condition data and support capital replacement, and Alexi will discuss Houston METRO’s efforts to use analytical tools and visualize data using dashboards.