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Grants for Transportation in Highly Rural Areas

General Grant Program Information

The Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) program provides funds to assist veterans in highly rural areas travel to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA Medical Centers (VAMC), or other VA-authorized health care facilities

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Federally Recognized Tribes and Affiliated Groups
Eligible Activities:
Equipment and Materials; Operations and Maintenance; Technical Assistance, Workforce Development, and Training/Education; Accessibility
Transportation Type:
Roadway Transit
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
$4 Million
Annual Award Amount:
Match Waiver:
Grant Opportunity ID:
Other Federal Agencies / U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Eligibility Information

Eligible expenditures include staffing and equipment (including vehicles), among others. 

Eligible applicants include public, private, and nonprofit veteran service organizations (including those owned and/or operated by Tribes) and state veterans service agencies (state governments) to provide transportation services in eligible rural counties at no charge to veterans. To meet the VA definition of “highly rural,” eligible counties must have fewer than seven people per square mile. Access a list of current county grantees.

Funding Information

The HRTG program is expected to provide $3 million in grants annually. There is not a matching requirement; federal cost-share is 100 percent.

Contact Information

HRTG Coordinator

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Last updated: Monday, September 04, 2023