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City:One Indianapolis Challenge

Grants to USA Organizations, Teams, and Individuals to
Improve Transportation in Indianapolis and Marion County

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Ford Mobility - City:One

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Grants to USA organizations, teams, and individuals to pilot test transportation improvement ideas in Indianapolis and Marion County. Opportunity areas include increasing reliable access, expanding affordable transportation choices, supporting residents with disabilities or other challenges, creating comfortable journeys for families, and other interesting, creative ideas that answer the Challenge Question but don't fall under one of these four primary opportunity areas.

Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate the following qualities:

- Solutions for All: Is there a mechanism for furthering mobility solutions that maximize the full integration of people with disabilities and conditions of aging into the community?

- Equity: Is there a mechanism for ensuring equity in the pilot (for example, by creating services accessible to people of different abilities, or addressing socioeconomic barriers to movement within a city)?

- Community Buy-In: Is there a mechanism for confirming the community buy-in of the pilot (for example, by having a local implementation partner, or by developing a mechanism to bring the community into the pilot design, development, and deployment)?

- Economic Value: Is there a mechanism for creating economic value in the community in which the solution is piloted (for example, by creating jobs, giving an equity stake, or some other mechanism)?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186225

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Number of Grants:

Up to two pilots may be selected for funding with this demonstration funding pool.

Estimated Size of Grant:

A total of $100,000 in funding is available to test or deploy winning ideas in Indianapolis.

Term of Contract:

The pilot must be completed within 6 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You may only register for the Challenge and be eligible to receive the monetary prize and other prizes and incentives if:
- You are at least the age of majority in the country or territory where you reside, as of the time of entry and you are not a resident or citizen of a prohibited country or territory (“Eligible Individuals”)
- You are part of a team of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”). Teams may include individuals under the age of 18, as long as the representative is an Eligible Individual
- You are a member of an organization (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other non-profit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that has been organized or incorporated at the time of entry (“Organization”)

Your registration in the Challenge and your receipt of any prize or incentive does not violate any applicable law.

Pre-Application Information:


- Propose Phase: The proposed phase is when applications are accepted. Online engagement will continue and offline engagement opportunities will be added through several community workshops. Anyone will have the opportunity to give feedback and vote on the ideas they find the most interesting. Applications will be due by September 17, 2019.

- Refine Phase: During the Refine Phase, a Steering Committee will review all proposals and will choose 12 Finalists. These Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop to refine their applications, and they will be paired with expert mentors as they transform their ideas into more viable and detailed proposals.

- Select Phase: In the Select phase, a Panel of Judges will review the Finalists' proposals, hear their pitches, and interview them. The judges will then evaluate each Finalist on the Evaluation Criteria and choose the winner(s) who will receive up to $100,000 in funding for piloting their idea.

- Pilot Phase: The Pilot phase involves piloting the winning idea(s) in the city. During this phase, Ford and partners will align on a contract with the Winner(s) and the Winner(s) will implement their proposal with the funding support from the Challenge.

When you submit your proposal, you will be asked to select a funding request (in increments of $25,000) up to $100,000. Keep in mind that your funding request may impact your chances of being shortlisted and/or whether your idea is selected as a Challenge winner.

If a Team or Organization is entering the Challenge, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and submit an application on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above for an Eligible Individual. By submitting an application through the Site on behalf of a Team or Organization, you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.

There is no limit to the number of ideas you, your team, or your organization can submit.

Increase Reliable Access:
Expand Affordable Transportation Choices:
Support Residents with Disabilities or Other Challenges:
Create Comfortable Journeys for Families:
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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