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Round 2 | 2021

Mobility Fund 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Purpose and Timeline

The Mobility Fund's 2021 grant opportunity provides operational support for mobility advocate groups as they continue critical operations in collaboration with priority community group(s) and/or provide support for cost- and time-saving collaborations with peers and partners.

RFP Timeline:

  • July 7, 2021

    • RFP release: Letter of Interest (LOI) form opens online

  • July 13, 2021 at 3 pm ET

    • Informational session - meeting recording here, presentation slides here

  • July 15, 2021

    • Letter of Interest Form closes - PDF version of the LOI form questions here

  • July 30, 2021

    • Invitations issued to submit a full proposal 

  • October 20, 2021 at 3 pm ET

    • Invited proposals due

  • October 21, 2021 – November 11, 2021

    • Advisory Team proposal review and award decisions

  • November 12, 2021

    • Awards announced

Eligibility

To be eligible, all proposals must:

  • Be submitted and led by a mobility advocate group or a priority community group with an ongoing focus on mobility work

    • Neither of these groups can have received a Mobility Fund grant in a prior round.​

  • List at least 1 additional priority community group or mobility advocate group as a partner; and

    • This partner can be within the same locale or span regions.​

  • Complete within 6-9 months of award notification in November 2021.

 

This round does not require a 1:1 funding match. Instead, matching funds are strongly encouraged. Proposals that secure matching funds to support the proposed work earn additional points commiserate with the amount of the supporting match.

Application Process

Mobility advocate groups interested in this funding opportunity must apply following these steps:

  1. Compete an online LOI Form

  2. Fund Staff and the Advisory Team will review all LOI Forms and invite full proposals from applicants that submit ideas that appear to best align with this fund’s goals

  3. Invited applicants submit a full proposal - using the proposal form sent with the invitation to propose - by October 20, 2021

For more information, please reach out to Fund Management: Susanna Sutherland, Martha Roskowski, and Liz Holliday​