United We Ride

United We Ride Programs

United We Ride is a national program by the U.S. Federal Government. United We Ride recognizes that public transportation plays a critical role in people’s lives and livelihoods by providing access to employment, medical and health care, education, and other services and amenities.

There are about 60 federal programs providing grants that in some form support public transportation. In order to better coordinate federal funding and grant-awarding on public transportation, the Federal Government created the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM).

In turn, the CCAM developed United We Ride – a national initiative focused on federal grants coordination, technical assistance, and planning that are necessary for States and local communities to develop more affordable and accessible public transit systems. 

United We Ride Fed Programs

United We Ride coordinated Federal Programs that can reimburse costs of transportation such as fares, gas and bus passes for those that match their eligibility requirements.

Here is a list of different Federal Programs that can reimburse costs of fares, gas, bus passes or supports the purchase of a vehicle for public and nonprofit agencies.

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families

Child Care and Development Block Grant
Refugee and Entrant Targeted Assistance
State Developmental Disabilities Council and Protection & Advocacy
Temporary Assist to Needy Families

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare

State Health Insurance Programs
Home and Community Based Waive

Health Resources and Services Administration

Community Health Centers
Healthy Communities Program
HIV Care Formula
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Rural Health Care Network

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant
Prevention and Texas Block Grant

Department of Education

Voluntary Public School Choice

Department of Labor

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Employment Training and Related Services
Indian Employment Services

Employment and Training Administration

Job Corps
Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker
Native American Employment and Training
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers
Welfare to Work Grants for Tribes
Welfare to Work for States and Locals
Work Incentive Grants

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Planning and Development

Housing for Individuals with AIDS
Revitalization of Severely Distressed Housing

Federal Programs that can provide grants for purchase of
vehicles to qualifying public and non-profit organizations.

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families

Head Start

Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Health Care Network

Department of Transportation

Elderly and Persons with Disability Taxi Assistance Program
Job Access Reverse Commute
Non-Urbanized Formula (rural)
Urbanized Formula
New Freedom Program
Capital Discretionary Program

Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant
Housing for Individuals with AIDS

Veteran Affairs

Homeless Provider Grants
Medical Care Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Check Frequently Asked Questions at the Food and Nutrition Services website.