Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants Competitive Program Project Selections, 79086-79090 [2016-27157]

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[FR Doc. 2016–26559 Filed 11–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants Competitive Program Project Selections AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Program (R2W Program) projects, with $7.2 million of funding from two programs: Section 3006(b) of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), Public Law 114–94, which authorized a pilot program for innovative coordinated access and mobility at $2 million; and $5.3 million from 49 U.S.C. 5312 (Section 5312). On March 29, 2016, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 17549) announcing the availability of Federal funding for the R2W Program. These program funds will provide financial assistance to States and Designated or Direct Recipients to test promising, replicable public transportation healthcare access solutions that support the following goals: Increased access to care, improved health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional Offices can be found at www.transit.dot.gov. Unsuccessful applicants may contact Danielle Nelson, Office of Program Management at (202) 366–2160, email: Danielle.Nelson@ dot.gov, to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of this announcement. A TDD is available at 1–800–877–8339 (TDD/FIRS). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the NOFO, FTA received 78 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices project proposals requesting $28 million from 34 states. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO. FTA is funding 19 projects, as shown here: https:// www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/fy2016-rides-wellness-demonstration-andinnovative-coordinated-access-andmobility and in Table 1, for a total of $7,211,518. Recipients selected for competitive funding should work with their FTA Regional Office to submit a grant application in FTA’s Transit Award Management System (TrAMs) for the projects identified in the attached table. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible purposes established in the NOFO and described in the FTA Circular 9070.1G. Recipients are reminded that program requirements such as cost sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO. A discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMs application. Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, September 12, 2016. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon other requirements. For more about FTA’s policy on pre-award authority, please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Apportionments, Allocations, and 79087 Program Information and Interim Guidance found in 81 FR 7893 (February 16, 2016). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Federal Financial Report and Milestone progress reports in TrAMs as appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D). Recipients must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must follow all third-party procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2018. Carolyn Flowers, Acting Administrator. TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR RIDES TO WELLNESS COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS Recipient MD .......... Maryland Transit Administration. D2016–RTWD–001 CA ........... Riverside County Transportation Commission. D2016–RTWD–002 PA ........... Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWD–003 IL ............. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES State Rides Mass Transit District. D2016–RTWD–004 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 Project ID Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Project description Allocation The Maryland Transit Administration will receive $103,344 to increase the capacity of a mobility management program that addresses barriers for low-income individuals in Allegany County western Maryland who lack reliable access to transportation to receive non-emergency medical care. The program, which will be updated with transportation coordination software, coordinates and provides transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments at no cost to the individuals. Riverside County Transportation Commission and its partner organizations will receive $185,753 for the Blythe Wellness Express, a program that provides access to preventative healthcare for South California residents. This travel navigator/mobility management coordination project will address access to services in an underserved area and involve staff from the public transit agency, healthcare providers and community volunteers. An evaluation piece will document healthrelated outcomes. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will receive $1,190,000 to fund FindMyRidePA. a one-call, one-click center and real-time transportation service serving a three-county area in central Pennsylvania. Building off the one-call center concept developed from an FTA-funded Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative project, the project will address the challenge of missed health appointments due to a lack of transportation in a targeted community, then scale it for deployment in other areas of the state. Rides Mass Transit District of Illinois will receive $518,844 to establish a ‘‘one-call’’ center, expand mobility management services for patients at risk of re-hospitalization, and initiate transportation coordination for patients seeking drug abuse and mental health services in southern Illinois with a high rate of mental health and substance abuse and a disproportionately low number of healthcare providers. The project is intended to close the gap in access to mental health for patients due to transportation challenges in rural areas and builds on a 2015 FTA-funded Rides to Wellness Healthcare Access Challenge Grant. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 $103,334 185,753 1,190,000 518,844 79088 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR RIDES TO WELLNESS COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued Recipient Project ID Project description MI ............ Michigan Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–001 VT ........... Vermont Agency of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–002 MI ............ Flint Mass Transportation Authority. D2016–RTWR–001–003 MA .......... Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. D2016–RTWR–001–004 FL ............ Jacksonville Transportation Authority. D2016–RTWR–001–005 TN ........... Knoxville Area Transit. D2016–RTWR–001–006 GA ........... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES State Atlanta Regional Commission. D2016–RTWR–001–007 The Michigan Department of Transportation will receive $1 million to expand a brokerage-based program currently only available in certain parts of the state to a statewide model. The program manages and delivers non-emergency medical transportation for older adults, people with low incomes, and people with disabilities, ensuring they have access to nonemergency healthcare. The coordination software records trips reserved by county in each region based on trip types, procedures and clinic visits. Local health centers will integrate the software and refer clients to the service. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive $170,000 to develop a program to train staff at Community Health Services to act as mobility managers to help individuals in the Ascutney, Windsor and St. Johnsbury regions of Vermont schedule and attend medical appointments. This will lead to better health outcomes, a reduction in missed appointments, and a reduction in the use of emergency services for routine medical care. Modeled on a program in another region of Vermont, the mobility managers will help patients, medical providers and social service agencies identify individuals most at risk and provide alternative transportation options via local transit providers. The Flint Mass Transportation Authority will receive $310,040 to develop a mobility management program, including coordinated non-emergency medical transportation, trip planning and training. The program will provide rides to wellness appointments for behavioral health patients, dialysis patients, and primary/urgent care for families, and elderly and elderly disabled patients in Flint and nearby Genesee County, both of which are impacted by Flint’s municipal water crisis. Building on a 2015 FTA-funded Healthcare Access Mobility Design Challenge Grant, the project will improve local coordination and access in the community. Montachusett Regional Transit Authority will receive $200,000 to implement a technology that analyzes routing and dispatching among several providers to integrate management of rides to healthcare in western Massachusetts and boost under-used fixed route and paratransit services. The software will allow paratransit and Council on Aging systems to bid on demand response, long-term and shared ride contracts so people seeking fixed route, paratransit and senior ride services can request additional rides or mix rides to maximize efficiencies. The software also will determine if a provider has the capacity to deliver service. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will receive $399,200 to develop a software interface connecting medical scheduling programs and transit schedules to generate transit travel times and costs for healthcare receptionists and patients as they choose appointments. With the potential to link a large number of healthcare providers to mobility management nationally, the project will provide a pilot data set to prove the value of linking transportation options with medical appointments. Knoxville Area Transit will receive $200,000 to expand its 2–1– 1 call center as a single point of entry for older adults and people with disabilities to access transit to healthcare facilities in the region. The project will improve local coordination and access in the community and train public information staff, healthcare providers and residents on how to use KAT buses. The Atlanta Regional Commission will receive $337,628 to provide travel training, free transit passes over a six-month period, and paratransit or reduced fare enrollment assistance to at least 200 individuals to be selected from four area health centers. The program will address the difficulty in accessing medical services via paratransit by bolstering a travel training and mobility management effort and leveraging creative community partnerships. A regional summit will explore future opportunities for collaboration, identify barriers and propose solutions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM Allocation 10NON1 1,006,387 170,000 310,040 200,000 399,200 200,000 337,628 79089 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR RIDES TO WELLNESS COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued Recipient Project ID Project description NY ........... Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. D2016–RTWR–001–008 CA ........... San Diego Association of Governments. D2016–RTWR–001–009 MI ............ Detroit Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–010 IA ............ Iowa Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–011 NH ........... New Hampshire Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–012 MO .......... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES State Bi-State Development Agency. D2016–RTWR–001–013 OH .......... Ohio Department of Transportation. D2016–RTWR–001–014 The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive $468,566 to fund transportation to prenatal healthcare appointments for low-income, high-risk pregnant women in Buffalo, NY. The project provides participants with a transit pass as well as guidance on how to use the public transportation system for healthcare appointments. The project concept was formed through a HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative and a 2015 FTA-funded Healthcare Access Mobility Design Challenge grant. The San Diego Association of Governments will receive $160,000 to coordinate rides for patients, both those traveling from emergency rooms to hospitals for admission and discharged patients traveling to pharmacies, treatments or their homes. The project will apply mobility management as part of hospital discharge planning, helping patients learn about how to attend healthcare appointments as well as wellness activities using public transportation. The Detroit Department of Transportation will receive $509,475 to increase mobility for older adults, particularly city residents with lower incomes and/or disabilities, to non-emergency medical care. The project will use scheduling software that improves efficiency and coordination between transportation and healthcare providers, as well as offer transportation to health/wellness/prevention activities such as recreation centers, parks, and farmers markets. The Iowa Department of Transportation will receive $130,560 for the Delaware County Connections Program, a rural, volunteer-based transit service that will improve the coordination of non-emergency medical transportation and provide healthcare access for people with low incomes, older adults and individuals with intellectual challenges. The project focuses on rides to wellness activities at senior centers, farmers markets and support groups. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will receive $182,880 to fund the Bridge to Integration Project, a technology that will bridge the gap between Medicaid-funded transportation brokers and NHDOT’s coordination software vendor system, an innovation that will be tested at three pilot sites. The sites will test the new technology with the goal of increasing access to transportation for healthcare appointments for Medicaid recipients, older adults and people with disabilities. Under NH’s managed care model authorized in 2011, all Medicaid populations are to be enrolled in a managed care program. The result has been an increase in the Medicaid care management population. By partnering with the brokers and implementing a coordination software system, it will allow more efficient and effective coordination of transportation resources and assets throughout the state. The Bi-State Development Agency of St. Louis, MO, will receive $940,251 for its Gateway Program, which features a public health mobile clinic that provides health screenings such as blood pressure and cholesterol tests at MetroLink Public Transportation Stations in north St. Louis County. This public transit and healthcare partnership creates a bridge between silos by serving the healthcare needs of public transit riders along their route. The program includes non-emergency medical transportation to and from appointments using transit subsidies, and is designed to provide underserved residents with a bridge in care until they are able to enroll in health insurance coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act. The Ohio Department of Transportation will receive $133,000 to fund the Mommy and Me Ride for Free program on behalf of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio. The project, which improves coordination and access in Lucas County by leveraging existing transportation options, will provide pregnant women and women with infants access to transportation. Using the TARPS and TARTA transit systems, women will increase their access to healthcare, leading to better birth outcomes and improved health status for both mother and baby. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM Allocation 10NON1 468,566 160,000 509,475 130,560 182,880 940,251 133,000 79090 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 218 / Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FY 16 GRANTS FOR RIDES TO WELLNESS COMPETITION PROJECT SELECTIONS—Continued State Recipient Project ID Project description NC ........... Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority. D2016–RTWR–001–015 The Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority of Durham, N.C., will receive $65,600 to expand the Go Triangle Regional Call Center to improve coordinated transit planning and application assistance for paratransit riders who are low-income, uninsured or have mental health special needs. By co-locating paratransit mobility management services with fixed route mobility management services, the project will increase access to care. The project builds on a 2015 FTA-funded Healthcare Access Challenge Grant that tested solutions for transportation for low income, uninsured, or Medicaid consumers of behavior healthcare and developed a plan to implement solutions. Total: $7,211,518. BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration 2016 Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Program Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of selections of Fiscal Year 2016 MOD Sandbox Program. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the selection of 11 projects on October 13, 2016, (see Table 1) to receive $7,931,080 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and 2016 funding in support of FTA’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Program. On May 3, 2016, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 26621) announcing the availability of $8 Million for the 2016 MOD Sandbox Program. The MOD Sandbox Program is a new FTA research program to demonstrate and evaluate innovative approaches to integrating emerging mobility solutions within a public transportation framework. The program seeks to support transit agencies and communities as they navigate the dynamic, evolving landscape of personal mobility and integrated multimodal transportation networks. FTA is interested in conducting research on new service options in combination with available technologies that enable a travelercentric approach to transportation, and provide better mobility options for everyone. FTA’s MOD Sandbox Program provides a platform where integrated MOD concepts and solutions— supported through local partnerships— can be demonstrated in real-world settings. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Nov 09, 2016 The FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation will contact successful applicants regarding the next steps in applying for funds (see Table 1). Unsuccessful applicants may contact Christina Gikakis, Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation at email address modsandbox@dot.gov to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of this announcement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the MOD Sandbox NOFO, FTA received 78 eligible proposals requesting $57,146,181 in Federal funds. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria published in the NOFO. FTA is funding 11 MOD Sandbox projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of $7,931,080. Grantees selected for the MOD Sandbox Program should work with the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation (TRI) to complete the cooperative agreement applications in FTA’s electronic grants management system, Transit Award Management System (TrAMS). Cooperative agreements must only include eligible activities applied for in the original project application. Project partner organizations identified as team members or sub-recipients in the original project application must be identified and included in the grant application in the capacity as originally proposed. Funds must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the eligible purposes established in the NOFO and described in the FTA Circular 6100.1E. Grantees are reminded that program requirements such as cost sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO and that applicants must provide the cost-share and source consistent with the selected proposal. A discretionary research project identification number has been assigned to each project, as shown in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–27157 Filed 11–9–16; 8:45 am] Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Allocation 65,600 Table 1, for tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMS application. Projects are eligible for pre-award authority with an effective date no earlier than October 13, 2016. Grantees seeking pre-award authority must request and receive approval from the TRI Associate Administrator through a Letter of No Prejudice. FTA may grant pre-award authority to any project under this program so long as all required conditions for pre-award authority have been met and the activities undertaken in advance of federal funding are contained in the approved project plan or statement of work. Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Federal Financial Report and Milestone reports in TrAMS as appropriate (FTA Circular 6100.1E and Circular 5010.1D). The grantees must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal requirements detailed in the current Master Agreement in carrying out the project supported by the FTA research grant. The current Master Agreement can be found in the following FTA Grant Agreements Web page: https://www.transit.dot.gov/ funding/grantee-resources/sample-ftaagreements/fta-grant-agreements. In addition, FTA will issue special conditions for certain MOD Sandbox projects to include specific data collection and reporting requirements related to compliance areas such as provision of equivalent service under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For non-selected applicants, FTA may contact certain MOD Sandbox applicant(s) whose proposals were not selected for Sandbox funding, but considered meritorious to advance the transit industry’s knowledge on MOD. FTA encourages all non-selected Sandbox applicants to notify FTA’s MOD Program Manager, Christina Gikakis, at email address modsandbox@ E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)


Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration 
and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants Competitive 
Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of Rides to Wellness 
Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Program 
(R2W Program) projects, with $7.2 million of funding from two programs: 
Section 3006(b) of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act 
(FAST), Public Law 114-94, which authorized a pilot program for 
innovative coordinated access and mobility at $2 million; and $5.3 
million from 49 U.S.C. 5312 (Section 5312). On March 29, 2016, FTA 
published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 17549) 
announcing the availability of Federal funding for the R2W Program. 
These program funds will provide financial assistance to States and 
Designated or Direct Recipients to test promising, replicable public 
transportation healthcare access solutions that support the following 
goals: Increased access to care, improved health outcomes and reduced 
healthcare costs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional Office for information regarding applying 
for the funds or program-specific information. A list of Regional 
Offices can be found at www.transit.dot.gov. Unsuccessful applicants 
may contact Danielle Nelson, Office of Program Management at (202) 366-
2160, email: Danielle.Nelson@dot.gov, to arrange a proposal debriefing 
within 30 days of this announcement. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-
8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the NOFO, FTA received 78

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project proposals requesting $28 million from 34 states. Project 
proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's responsiveness to 
the program evaluation criteria outlined in the NOFO. FTA is funding 19 
projects, as shown here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/fy-2016-rides-wellness-demonstration-and-innovative-coordinated-access-and-mobility and in Table 1, for a total of $7,211,518. Recipients 
selected for competitive funding should work with their FTA Regional 
Office to submit a grant application in FTA's Transit Award Management 
System (TrAMs) for the projects identified in the attached table. Funds 
must be used consistent with the competitive proposal and for the 
eligible purposes established in the NOFO and described in the FTA 
Circular 9070.1G.
    Recipients are reminded that program requirements such as cost 
sharing or local match can be found in the NOFO. A discretionary 
project identification number has been assigned to each project for 
tracking purposes and must be used in the TrAMs application.
    Selected projects are eligible to incur costs under pre-award 
authority no earlier than the date projects were publicly announced, 
September 12, 2016. Pre-award authority does not guarantee that project 
expenses incurred prior to the award of a grant will be eligible for 
reimbursement, as eligibility for reimbursement is contingent upon 
other requirements. For more about FTA's policy on pre-award authority, 
please see the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Apportionments, Allocations, and 
Program Information and Interim Guidance found in 81 FR 7893 (February 
16, 2016). Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the 
Federal Financial Report and Milestone progress reports in TrAMs as 
appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D). Recipients must comply with all 
applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA 
circulars, and other Federal requirements in carrying out the project 
supported by the FTA grant. FTA emphasizes that recipients must follow 
all third-party procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F. 
Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by 
September 30, 2018.

Carolyn Flowers,
Acting Administrator.

                                       Table 1--FY 16 Grants for Rides to Wellness Competition Project Selections
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               State                        Recipient                      Project ID                        Project description            Allocation
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MD.................................  Maryland Transit        D2016-RTWD-001                         The Maryland Transit Administration         $103,334
                                      Administration.                                                will receive $103,344 to increase
                                                                                                     the capacity of a mobility
                                                                                                     management program that addresses
                                                                                                     barriers for low-income individuals
                                                                                                     in Allegany County western Maryland
                                                                                                     who lack reliable access to
                                                                                                     transportation to receive non-
                                                                                                     emergency medical care. The
                                                                                                     program, which will be updated with
                                                                                                     transportation coordination
                                                                                                     software, coordinates and provides
                                                                                                     transportation to and from non-
                                                                                                     emergency medical appointments at
                                                                                                     no cost to the individuals.
CA.................................  Riverside County        D2016-RTWD-002                         Riverside County Transportation              185,753
                                      Transportation                                                 Commission and its partner
                                      Commission.                                                    organizations will receive $185,753
                                                                                                     for the Blythe Wellness Express, a
                                                                                                     program that provides access to
                                                                                                     preventative healthcare for South
                                                                                                     California residents. This travel
                                                                                                     navigator/mobility management
                                                                                                     coordination project will address
                                                                                                     access to services in an
                                                                                                     underserved area and involve staff
                                                                                                     from the public transit agency,
                                                                                                     healthcare providers and community
                                                                                                     volunteers. An evaluation piece
                                                                                                     will document health-related
                                                                                                     outcomes.
PA.................................  Pennsylvania            D2016-RTWD-003                         The Pennsylvania Department of             1,190,000
                                      Department of                                                  Transportation will receive
                                      Transportation.                                                $1,190,000 to fund FindMyRidePA. a
                                                                                                     one-call, one-click center and real-
                                                                                                     time transportation service serving
                                                                                                     a three-county area in central
                                                                                                     Pennsylvania. Building off the one-
                                                                                                     call center concept developed from
                                                                                                     an FTA-funded Veterans
                                                                                                     Transportation and Community Living
                                                                                                     Initiative project, the project
                                                                                                     will address the challenge of
                                                                                                     missed health appointments due to a
                                                                                                     lack of transportation in a
                                                                                                     targeted community, then scale it
                                                                                                     for deployment in other areas of
                                                                                                     the state.
IL.................................  Rides Mass Transit      D2016-RTWD-004                         Rides Mass Transit District of               518,844
                                      District.                                                      Illinois will receive $518,844 to
                                                                                                     establish a ``one-call'' center,
                                                                                                     expand mobility management services
                                                                                                     for patients at risk of re-
                                                                                                     hospitalization, and initiate
                                                                                                     transportation coordination for
                                                                                                     patients seeking drug abuse and
                                                                                                     mental health services in southern
                                                                                                     Illinois with a high rate of mental
                                                                                                     health and substance abuse and a
                                                                                                     disproportionately low number of
                                                                                                     healthcare providers. The project
                                                                                                     is intended to close the gap in
                                                                                                     access to mental health for
                                                                                                     patients due to transportation
                                                                                                     challenges in rural areas and
                                                                                                     builds on a 2015 FTA-funded Rides
                                                                                                     to Wellness Healthcare Access
                                                                                                     Challenge Grant.

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MI.................................  Michigan Department of  D2016-RTWR-001-001                     The Michigan Department of                 1,006,387
                                      Transportation.                                                Transportation will receive $1
                                                                                                     million to expand a brokerage-based
                                                                                                     program currently only available in
                                                                                                     certain parts of the state to a
                                                                                                     statewide model. The program
                                                                                                     manages and delivers non-emergency
                                                                                                     medical transportation for older
                                                                                                     adults, people with low incomes,
                                                                                                     and people with disabilities,
                                                                                                     ensuring they have access to non-
                                                                                                     emergency healthcare. The
                                                                                                     coordination software records trips
                                                                                                     reserved by county in each region
                                                                                                     based on trip types, procedures and
                                                                                                     clinic visits. Local health centers
                                                                                                     will integrate the software and
                                                                                                     refer clients to the service.
VT.................................  Vermont Agency of       D2016-RTWR-001-002                     The Vermont Agency of Transportation         170,000
                                      Transportation.                                                will receive $170,000 to develop a
                                                                                                     program to train staff at Community
                                                                                                     Health Services to act as mobility
                                                                                                     managers to help individuals in the
                                                                                                     Ascutney, Windsor and St. Johnsbury
                                                                                                     regions of Vermont schedule and
                                                                                                     attend medical appointments. This
                                                                                                     will lead to better health
                                                                                                     outcomes, a reduction in missed
                                                                                                     appointments, and a reduction in
                                                                                                     the use of emergency services for
                                                                                                     routine medical care. Modeled on a
                                                                                                     program in another region of
                                                                                                     Vermont, the mobility managers will
                                                                                                     help patients, medical providers
                                                                                                     and social service agencies
                                                                                                     identify individuals most at risk
                                                                                                     and provide alternative
                                                                                                     transportation options via local
                                                                                                     transit providers.
MI.................................  Flint Mass              D2016-RTWR-001-003                     The Flint Mass Transportation                310,040
                                      Transportation                                                 Authority will receive $310,040 to
                                      Authority.                                                     develop a mobility management
                                                                                                     program, including coordinated non-
                                                                                                     emergency medical transportation,
                                                                                                     trip planning and training. The
                                                                                                     program will provide rides to
                                                                                                     wellness appointments for
                                                                                                     behavioral health patients,
                                                                                                     dialysis patients, and primary/
                                                                                                     urgent care for families, and
                                                                                                     elderly and elderly disabled
                                                                                                     patients in Flint and nearby
                                                                                                     Genesee County, both of which are
                                                                                                     impacted by Flint's municipal water
                                                                                                     crisis. Building on a 2015 FTA-
                                                                                                     funded Healthcare Access Mobility
                                                                                                     Design Challenge Grant, the project
                                                                                                     will improve local coordination and
                                                                                                     access in the community.
MA.................................  Montachusett Regional   D2016-RTWR-001-004                     Montachusett Regional Transit                200,000
                                      Transit Authority.                                             Authority will receive $200,000 to
                                                                                                     implement a technology that
                                                                                                     analyzes routing and dispatching
                                                                                                     among several providers to
                                                                                                     integrate management of rides to
                                                                                                     healthcare in western Massachusetts
                                                                                                     and boost under-used fixed route
                                                                                                     and paratransit services. The
                                                                                                     software will allow paratransit and
                                                                                                     Council on Aging systems to bid on
                                                                                                     demand response, long-term and
                                                                                                     shared ride contracts so people
                                                                                                     seeking fixed route, paratransit
                                                                                                     and senior ride services can
                                                                                                     request additional rides or mix
                                                                                                     rides to maximize efficiencies. The
                                                                                                     software also will determine if a
                                                                                                     provider has the capacity to
                                                                                                     deliver service.
FL.................................  Jacksonville            D2016-RTWR-001-005                     The Jacksonville Transportation              399,200
                                      Transportation                                                 Authority will receive $399,200 to
                                      Authority.                                                     develop a software interface
                                                                                                     connecting medical scheduling
                                                                                                     programs and transit schedules to
                                                                                                     generate transit travel times and
                                                                                                     costs for healthcare receptionists
                                                                                                     and patients as they choose
                                                                                                     appointments. With the potential to
                                                                                                     link a large number of healthcare
                                                                                                     providers to mobility management
                                                                                                     nationally, the project will
                                                                                                     provide a pilot data set to prove
                                                                                                     the value of linking transportation
                                                                                                     options with medical appointments.
TN.................................  Knoxville Area Transit  D2016-RTWR-001-006                     Knoxville Area Transit will receive          200,000
                                                                                                     $200,000 to expand its 2-1-1 call
                                                                                                     center as a single point of entry
                                                                                                     for older adults and people with
                                                                                                     disabilities to access transit to
                                                                                                     healthcare facilities in the
                                                                                                     region. The project will improve
                                                                                                     local coordination and access in
                                                                                                     the community and train public
                                                                                                     information staff, healthcare
                                                                                                     providers and residents on how to
                                                                                                     use KAT buses.
GA.................................  Atlanta Regional        D2016-RTWR-001-007                     The Atlanta Regional Commission will         337,628
                                      Commission.                                                    receive $337,628 to provide travel
                                                                                                     training, free transit passes over
                                                                                                     a six-month period, and paratransit
                                                                                                     or reduced fare enrollment
                                                                                                     assistance to at least 200
                                                                                                     individuals to be selected from
                                                                                                     four area health centers. The
                                                                                                     program will address the difficulty
                                                                                                     in accessing medical services via
                                                                                                     paratransit by bolstering a travel
                                                                                                     training and mobility management
                                                                                                     effort and leveraging creative
                                                                                                     community partnerships. A regional
                                                                                                     summit will explore future
                                                                                                     opportunities for collaboration,
                                                                                                     identify barriers and propose
                                                                                                     solutions.

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NY.................................  Niagara Frontier        D2016-RTWR-001-008                     The Niagara Frontier Transportation          468,566
                                      Transportation                                                 Authority will receive $468,566 to
                                      Authority.                                                     fund transportation to prenatal
                                                                                                     healthcare appointments for low-
                                                                                                     income, high-risk pregnant women in
                                                                                                     Buffalo, NY. The project provides
                                                                                                     participants with a transit pass as
                                                                                                     well as guidance on how to use the
                                                                                                     public transportation system for
                                                                                                     healthcare appointments. The
                                                                                                     project concept was formed through
                                                                                                     a HUD Sustainable Communities
                                                                                                     Initiative and a 2015 FTA-funded
                                                                                                     Healthcare Access Mobility Design
                                                                                                     Challenge grant.
CA.................................  San Diego Association   D2016-RTWR-001-009                     The San Diego Association of                 160,000
                                      of Governments.                                                Governments will receive $160,000
                                                                                                     to coordinate rides for patients,
                                                                                                     both those traveling from emergency
                                                                                                     rooms to hospitals for admission
                                                                                                     and discharged patients traveling
                                                                                                     to pharmacies, treatments or their
                                                                                                     homes. The project will apply
                                                                                                     mobility management as part of
                                                                                                     hospital discharge planning,
                                                                                                     helping patients learn about how to
                                                                                                     attend healthcare appointments as
                                                                                                     well as wellness activities using
                                                                                                     public transportation.
MI.................................  Detroit Department of   D2016-RTWR-001-010                     The Detroit Department of                    509,475
                                      Transportation.                                                Transportation will receive
                                                                                                     $509,475 to increase mobility for
                                                                                                     older adults, particularly city
                                                                                                     residents with lower incomes and/or
                                                                                                     disabilities, to non-emergency
                                                                                                     medical care. The project will use
                                                                                                     scheduling software that improves
                                                                                                     efficiency and coordination between
                                                                                                     transportation and healthcare
                                                                                                     providers, as well as offer
                                                                                                     transportation to health/wellness/
                                                                                                     prevention activities such as
                                                                                                     recreation centers, parks, and
                                                                                                     farmers markets.
IA.................................  Iowa Department of      D2016-RTWR-001-011                     The Iowa Department of                       130,560
                                      Transportation.                                                Transportation will receive
                                                                                                     $130,560 for the Delaware County
                                                                                                     Connections Program, a rural,
                                                                                                     volunteer-based transit service
                                                                                                     that will improve the coordination
                                                                                                     of non-emergency medical
                                                                                                     transportation and provide
                                                                                                     healthcare access for people with
                                                                                                     low incomes, older adults and
                                                                                                     individuals with intellectual
                                                                                                     challenges. The project focuses on
                                                                                                     rides to wellness activities at
                                                                                                     senior centers, farmers markets and
                                                                                                     support groups.
NH.................................  New Hampshire           D2016-RTWR-001-012                     The New Hampshire Department of              182,880
                                      Department of                                                  Transportation will receive
                                      Transportation.                                                $182,880 to fund the Bridge to
                                                                                                     Integration Project, a technology
                                                                                                     that will bridge the gap between
                                                                                                     Medicaid-funded transportation
                                                                                                     brokers and NHDOT's coordination
                                                                                                     software vendor system, an
                                                                                                     innovation that will be tested at
                                                                                                     three pilot sites. The sites will
                                                                                                     test the new technology with the
                                                                                                     goal of increasing access to
                                                                                                     transportation for healthcare
                                                                                                     appointments for Medicaid
                                                                                                     recipients, older adults and people
                                                                                                     with disabilities. Under NH's
                                                                                                     managed care model authorized in
                                                                                                     2011, all Medicaid populations are
                                                                                                     to be enrolled in a managed care
                                                                                                     program. The result has been an
                                                                                                     increase in the Medicaid care
                                                                                                     management population. By
                                                                                                     partnering with the brokers and
                                                                                                     implementing a coordination
                                                                                                     software system, it will allow more
                                                                                                     efficient and effective
                                                                                                     coordination of transportation
                                                                                                     resources and assets throughout the
                                                                                                     state.
MO.................................  Bi-State Development    D2016-RTWR-001-013                     The Bi-State Development Agency of           940,251
                                      Agency.                                                        St. Louis, MO, will receive
                                                                                                     $940,251 for its Gateway Program,
                                                                                                     which features a public health
                                                                                                     mobile clinic that provides health
                                                                                                     screenings such as blood pressure
                                                                                                     and cholesterol tests at MetroLink
                                                                                                     Public Transportation Stations in
                                                                                                     north St. Louis County. This public
                                                                                                     transit and healthcare partnership
                                                                                                     creates a bridge between silos by
                                                                                                     serving the healthcare needs of
                                                                                                     public transit riders along their
                                                                                                     route. The program includes non-
                                                                                                     emergency medical transportation to
                                                                                                     and from appointments using transit
                                                                                                     subsidies, and is designed to
                                                                                                     provide underserved residents with
                                                                                                     a bridge in care until they are
                                                                                                     able to enroll in health insurance
                                                                                                     coverage options available through
                                                                                                     the Affordable Care Act.
OH.................................  Ohio Department of      D2016-RTWR-001-014                     The Ohio Department of                       133,000
                                      Transportation.                                                Transportation will receive
                                                                                                     $133,000 to fund the Mommy and Me
                                                                                                     Ride for Free program on behalf of
                                                                                                     the Hospital Council of Northwest
                                                                                                     Ohio. The project, which improves
                                                                                                     coordination and access in Lucas
                                                                                                     County by leveraging existing
                                                                                                     transportation options, will
                                                                                                     provide pregnant women and women
                                                                                                     with infants access to
                                                                                                     transportation. Using the TARPS and
                                                                                                     TARTA transit systems, women will
                                                                                                     increase their access to
                                                                                                     healthcare, leading to better birth
                                                                                                     outcomes and improved health status
                                                                                                     for both mother and baby.

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NC.................................  Research Triangle       D2016-RTWR-001-015                     The Research Triangle Regional                65,600
                                      Regional Public                                                Public Transportation Authority of
                                      Transportation                                                 Durham, N.C., will receive $65,600
                                      Authority.                                                     to expand the Go Triangle Regional
                                                                                                     Call Center to improve coordinated
                                                                                                     transit planning and application
                                                                                                     assistance for paratransit riders
                                                                                                     who are low-income, uninsured or
                                                                                                     have mental health special needs.
                                                                                                     By co-locating paratransit mobility
                                                                                                     management services with fixed
                                                                                                     route mobility management services,
                                                                                                     the project will increase access to
                                                                                                     care. The project builds on a 2015
                                                                                                     FTA-funded Healthcare Access
                                                                                                     Challenge Grant that tested
                                                                                                     solutions for transportation for
                                                                                                     low income, uninsured, or Medicaid
                                                                                                     consumers of behavior healthcare
                                                                                                     and developed a plan to implement
                                                                                                     solutions.
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    Total: $7,211,518.

[FR Doc. 2016-27157 Filed 11-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-57-P