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Notice of Grant Funding - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Incentive Program

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DEPARTMENT OF FOR-HIRE VEHICLES

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is making $31,000 in funding available to wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) owners to improve the availability of wheelchair accessible taxis and to offset the costs of ownership. All awards are subject to final review and availability of funding.

How Does it Work

Driver Trip Bonus Budget $17,500 - The incentive program rewards drivers for each completed trip in a WAV; for every completed eligible trip in a WAV the driver earns $5 up to a maximum of $500 per driver

Driver Evening Bonus Budget $1000 - The incentive program rewards drivers for trips completed during evening hours between 6:00 pm and midnight; at the conclusion of the pilot program, DFHV will evaluate trips and reward the top five drivers with the highest number of evening trips with $200 each 

Taxicab Company Bonus $12,500 - The incentive program rewards companies who participate in the incentive pilot program; at the conclusion the pilot program, DFHV will evaluate the WAV utilization of the participating companies and award the five companies with the highest WAV utilization $2,500 each 

Register here for WAV Incentive Program. Registration does not guarantee approval, but you must register before you file the WAV Bonus Grant Agreement.  Rental drivers of WAVs do not need to take any action to enroll.