Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) would like to make you aware of the availability of funding, through our colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to support transportation for veterans in very rural areas. The VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) has opened up the grant application process again beginning December 3rd. This grant application period is from December 3, 2013 to midnight February 3, 2014. Applicants can only apply on Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.

The full final rule can be found in the Federal Register dated April 2, 2013,

The grant program office will be having Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG) question and answer conference calls during the following days and times:

The call in number for these calls will be the same for each call 1-800-767-1750 participant code 98544#:

 Date  Time    Call Title 
 December 18, 2013    7:00 AM PST  HRTG5  
 December 23, 2013   10:00 AM PST   HRTG6 
 January 9, 2014   10:00 AM PST  HRTG7
 January 21, 2014   11:00 AM PST  HRTG8 

The VTP’s program purpose is to provide grants to eligible recipients to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA medical centers and to other VA and non-VA facilities to assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care.

A link to a recorded informational Adobe Connect Webinar may be found at

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email For further information, contact Region 10’s John Witmer at 206-220-7964 or email


/Kenneth A Feldman/ for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

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