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Notice of Grant Funding-For-Hire Vehicle Innovations





The Government of the District of Columbia, Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV), is soliciting applications from for-hire vehicle companies, owners and operators with current DFHV operating authority to participate in innovative pilot projects and partnership programs aimed at improving transportation equity, expanding economic opportunities, solving problems within the taxicab industry that benefit taxicab consumers, and fostering innovation. The Request For Application (FHVINNO-2017-05-002), hereafter referred to as RFA, consists of a variety of funding opportunities under For-Hire Vehicle Innovations Grants. Grant opportunities under this RFA will encompass the following:

1. School Transportation Service Pilot Program
2. Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
3. Electric Vehicles or Ride Subsidy programs
4. Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or Subsidy program(s)
5. Other For-Hire Vehicle Innovation programs that may be developed by DFHV

This RFA is a competitive award. Submission of an application does not guarantee a grant award. Each Applicant must demonstrate their ability to carry out the activities for the program and the grant for which applied. A review panel will evaluate the applications for the program according to the stated list of criteria in each project description. The proposal(s) with the highest score(s) will be approved to participate as a “For-Hire Vehicle Innovations” service provider and be awarded a grant commensurate with the panel’s evaluation of an application. Specifically, grant awards will be made based on eligibility (see Section 1.6 in the RFA); the extent to which the proposed application fits within the scope and available funding of the grant; strength of the application; and the applicant’s capacity to achieve the grant goals. Each Applicant may submit one application for each category for this RFA.

This RFA may be obtained by downloading the application below, or as follows:

(a) By email - request a copy through [email protected] with “For-Hire Vehicle Innovations Program” in the subject line
(b) In person - set an appointment with Karl Muhammad by calling (202) 645-4435 and mention "For-Hire Vehicle Innovations RFA"
(c) In writing - send letter to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles, 2235 Shannon Place, SE, Suite 3001 Washington, DC 20020, Attention: Karl Muhammad and write "RE: For-Hire Vehicle Innovations" on the envelope

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning on Monday, March 6, 2017. The first application submission deadline is March 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The second application submission deadline is June 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The third application submission deadline is September 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The fourth and final application submission deadline is December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.