Professional Transportation Grant Development

TAM is proud to present, in partnership with MDOT/MTA, the Community Transportation Association of America's (CTAA)  Professional Transportation Grant Development virtual course.

Registration & Pricing

This virtual training will presented on May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as part of our General Meeting slate of courses and will be available at no charge to TAM members (a $250 value!). Class size is limited to 20 participants. Half of these slots (10) will be initially reserved for 5310 grant recipients (community members) and half will be reserved for other TAM members. Only one person per organization may be registered. If all registration slots are filled, up to 20 additional attendees can be wait-listed.

You can register for the course, or wait-list a participant, via this link:

Course Description

Professional Transportation Grant Development

Successful public and community transportation programs are those that have diversified their funding base, and strategically pursue new funding opportunities that help them advance their mobility mission. Navigating the world of grants and grant development can be daunting and time consuming, but it’s possible to frame your pursuit of grants in ways that are efficient and speak to your strengths and capacities.

Whether your transit organization is a public body or a private nonprofit, and no matter what federal or state funding support you receive, you can learn about how to convert your vision, concepts and ideas into fund-able projects.

The training will address the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including: needs statement, goals and objectives, activities, strategies, evaluation, personnel and budgets. You will also learn about key elements of successful proposals as well as what to avoid in your proposals. Whether you are new to the field of grant development or a seasoned veteran, this course will enhance the skills you need to succeed in your search for funding.

Acquire the skills needed to:

  • Connect your organizational mission with potential growth.
  • Capitalize on your existing strengths and successes.
  • Identify the key elements of successful proposals.
  • Recognize what the granting organization is seeking.
  • Identify innovative sources of funding.
  • Write a convincing argument for funding.

Agenda | May 19, 2021

  • Morning session: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Break: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon session: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Senior Instructor: Chris Zeilinger