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Notice of Grant Funding – Digital Transformation Kit


Friday, July 7, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF FOR-HIRE VEHICLES
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY


TAXI DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION GRANT PROGRAM

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is making $250,000 in funding available to taxi owners and drivers for digital transformation kits. The kits are a promotion and incentives for the conversion to an all-digital platform. Up to a 1000 drivers/vehicles will receive awards with a maximum value of $250 each. Prior and new grantees are eligible. All awards are subject to final review and availability of funding.


How Does it Work?

Each driver/vehicle owner will receive up to $250 towards the purchase of new or to defray the cost of existing equipment that can be repurposed as a Digital Taxi Solution smartphone or tablet (iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Tab etc.), case, mount, harness, credit card reader, airtime. 

The equipment can be used as a passenger console in the taxi to supplement the driver’s smartphone or tablet in a bring your own device (BYOD) configuration for the digital taxi solution. Equipment may be subject to minimum specifications to run software such as iOS 11, Android 5.0 or higher, 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels, etc.  


Grant application is available here 

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