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District Releases Senior Transportation RFA

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

District Releases Senior Transportation RFA

Funds are available to operate four transportation programs for seniors

The Office on Aging (DCOA) is soliciting applications from qualified entities to operate the Washington Elderly Handicapped Transportation Service (WEHTS). The Request for Application (RFA) will seek an organization to operate the WEHTS program, currently located at 2601 18th Street, NE, Washington, DC.

WEHTS provides quality curb-to-curb service for District residents 60 years of age and older to essential medical and life sustaining appointments.  Operations also include transportation to sites and activities, the Call-N-Ride taxicab voucher program and Home Delivered Meal (HDM) Program.  Federal and District of Columbia appropriated funds are available for a single or collaborative applicant organization to operate one or up to four transportation services.

Services should be designed to address the evolving needs of the city’s diverse elderly population, especially older individuals with the greatest economic and social needs, with particular emphasis on low-income minority populations.

The application submission deadline is April 19 at 4:45 pm EDT. No late applications will be accepted. The RFA will be available on the Office on Aging’s website, dcoa.dc.gov and on the Office of Partnerships and Grant Services’ website, opgd.dc.gov.