Age Friendly Arizona Seeks Partner Communities to Participate in the Rural Transportation Incubator

Age Friendly Arizona Seeks Partner Communities to Participate in the Rural Transportation Incubator

Thanks to support from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and partners, we are excited to announce the second year of the Arizona Rural Transportation Incubator. We are seeking your help with promoting this opportunity.

We are looking for communities that are interested in receiving support for existing, new, or expanded transportation services for older adults in rural areas, as well as funding for technology solutions to support these services.

Participants in the Exploratory Track will access workshops and a peer to peer network. Participants in the Implementer Track will access these resources, as well as technical support and a stipend of $25,000 to support transportation services for older adults.  If the services are already in operation and no expansion is proposed, applicants will need to demonstrate why the funding is being requested, such as a decrease in fundraising or an increase in costs related to COVID-19. Up to four applicants may be selected to participate in this track. Participants will be expected to fully engage in a series of workshops.

The Technology Track will provide stipends to fund technology solutions that support transportation services such as software, hardware, or technical assistance. The maximum award is $60,000 but ideally in the $20,000 to $30,000 range.

Communities wishing to apply by the deadline of noon on June 19, 2020, can access the application at this link or download a word document of the application by clicking here. Please contact Nancy Knoche, Age-Friendly Arizona Coordinator, at 602-254-4814 (nknoche@azmag.gov) for questions or assistance. All applicants will be notified of their participation status by June 30, 2020. The program will start in August 2020 and end in May 2021.