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Mini-Grant Program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Organizations/Agencies that provide or intend to provide transportation service for senior citizens and/or individuals with disabilities are eligible to apply for a transportation grant. Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations (with 501(c)(3) IRS designation) and include a copy of the Federal tax-exempt status. New applicants will not be considered this year.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE?
Eligible activities may include door-to-door transportation service, fixed-route service, a user subsidy program, or local fare subsidy program. Trips are restricted within Ocean County ONLY. Note: The transport of meals or other goods is not an eligible activity under this program. Due to budgetary constraints, Ocean Ride will primarily be available for “Special Trips” Monday through Friday only. If awarded a Ocean County Transportation Mini-Grant, the organization agrees to sign and abide by the federal Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy and NJ TRANSIT’s Code of Ethics Letter.

WHAT TYPE OF GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Operating grants may cover costs associated with but not limited to a driver’s salary, contracted services, gasoline, and insurance. Applicants may request an operating grant of up to $2,000. One operating grant will be awarded per organization, not per program.

WILL GRANTS BE AWARDED EVERY YEAR?
No new applicants will be considered for the upcoming year. Grants should be considered a one-time funding award. The County cannot guarantee this funding in future years. Applicants may apply to the County in subsequent years for transportation assistance. All grant funding is awarded on a competitive need basis.

All grant funding is awarded on a competitive need basis. Applications will be mailed out to qualified participants by February 1st and must be completed by March 1st of each year.

Any applications unsigned, NOT FILLED OUT COMPLETELY, or received after this deadline will not be accepted. There will be no exceptions. Successful applicants must enter into a contractual agreement with the County.

For additional information, assistance or to request an application, please contact:

Laurette C. Marshalleck, Project Manager
Ocean County Transportation Services Department
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
732.736.8989, ext. 5919

American Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

handicapped iconOcean Ride operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under the ADA may file a complaint in writing to Ocean Ride. To file a complaint, or for more information on Ocean Ride’s obligations under ADA write to: Ocean Ride, P.O. Box 2191, 1959 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191.

Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under ADA to both Ocean Ride as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section – NYA, Washington, D.C. 20530. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.

If information is needed in another language, contact (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919.

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Reasonable Modification Policy

The Ocean County Department of Transportation Services (Ocean Ride) will make a reasonable attempt to provide additional assistance requested by any passengers with disabilities so as long as the request does not present a direct threat of safety to the passenger(s) and/or the county employee and/or the request does not alter the fundamental transportation services provided by the County of Ocean.

To make a “Reasonable Modification” request, you must call a day in advance of travel and contact Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, Ext. 4.

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Non-Discrimination Policy Title VI Notice to Beneficiaries

Ocean Ride is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from, or denied the benefits of our services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to Ocean Ride.

To file a complaint, or for more information on Ocean Ride’s obligations under the Title VI call Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919 or write to Ocean Ride at 1959 Route 9, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191.



Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, Attn: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor – TCR, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If information is needed in another language, contact (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919.

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