Enabled by the Legislature with the passage of the 2020 Transportation Bill (Act 121), the Vermont Agency of Transportation is pleased to announce the Mobility and Transportation Innovation (MTI) Grant Program. The program is designed to support innovative strategies and projects that improve both mobility and access to services for transit-dependent Vermonters, reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Extension of existing TDM programs
- Creation of new TDM programs
- Creation and marketing of TDM Resources
- Expansion of first mile/last mile programs
- Support for employers and/or employees to adopt TDM measures (including incentives), in collaboration with an existing or new TDM program provider
- Implementation of planned TDM programs (bike share, car share, microtransit, etc.)
Funds Can Be Used For:
- Match funds from other TDM grant awards
- TDM program delivery costs
- Microtransit Planning and Implementation
Who May Apply?
The grant applications are open to municipalities, local or regional planning agencies, transit agencies, school districts or schools, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups focused on providing public transportation resources. Private sector organizations, individuals, State and Federal agencies are not eligible to receive funds directly but may be partners of a project.
MTI grant performance metrics are focused on the following goals:
- To improve mobility and access for transit dependent Vermonters
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduce the use of single occupancy vehicles
Applicants are requested to identify in their application which metric category(ies) they will be addressing and any targets they may have already identified. Applications should include details on how awardees will track MTI program performance metrics and report on their project outcomes.
Agency of Transportation
Public Transit Section
219 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 279-5236
For questions regarding this program, general program related questions or for technical assistance please contact Dan Currier (802) 279-5236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.