Transportation for Massachusetts is excited to announce a grant opportunity for organizations working on transportation justice across the Commonwealth. We welcome applications until May 28th, 2021.
Transportation Justice is critical to the Commonwealth, and is a central to the mission of our statewide coalition. We must ensure that transportation provides access to opportunity -- particularly for historically underserved and disadvantaged populations, and especially now at a time of worsening inequality during COVID-19.
Since 2019, Transportation for Massachusetts has awarded 25 subgrants to help promote transportation justice. This new grant availability will award between 10 and 12 grants of $7,500 to $10,000 in July, 2021 to organizations across Massachusetts. This program is possible because of the generous support of our primary funder, the Barr Foundation.
The grants are intended to promote transportation justice by inviting proposals that build organizational capacity, promote community engagement and advocacy, and/or support projects and programming.
Recent Transportation Justice grants from T4MA have made an impact across Massachusetts.
Over the past several years, grants have funded Transit Tours with the Coalition for Social Justice, established transportation coordination with the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, served accessibility along racially diverse bus lines with the Boston Center for Independent Living, addressed resident health needs with the Madison Park Development Corporation, helped created the Transportation Conversation Series with Mattapan Food and Fitness, and supported the Everybody Bikes campaign with Make it! Springfield.
Full details of the RFP, including application materials, Frequently Asked Questions, past grant summaries, and links to an online form are available at t4ma.org/tj_rfp. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28th at 5 PM. Funds will be available in July, 2021.