Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $11 million in fiscal year (FY) 2019 research funds for Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) Challenge Grants in the form of cooperative agreements for eligible projects.

AIM Challenge Grants are part of FTA’s


new AIM Initiative to foster innovative transit technologies, practices and solutions that incentivize travelers to choose public transportation, promote economic development in communities, and enhance public/private partnerships to improve personal mobility.

FTA will competitively award multiple AIM Challenge Grants to eligible recipients for projects that can accelerate the development, implementation and adoption of innovative technologies, practices, and service models to improve mobility and enhance the rider experience, with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, novel partnerships, and integrated payment solutions.

Agency: Department of Transportation

Office: DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Estimated Funding: $11,000,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
FTA Notices of Funding Opportunity

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants must be a nonprofit, a State Historic Preservation Office, a Tribal Historic Preservation Office, or a Certified Local Government (CLG).

A list of CLGs may be found at

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FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innoation

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