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Grant - Shirley Conroy

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About Shirley Conroy Grants

Pic of Shirley Conroy The Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program was named in honor of Mrs. Shirley Jenkins Conroy (1930-2010). Mrs. Conroy was a tireless advocate for coordinated community transportation services and those who were disadvantaged. A few of Mrs. Conroy's accomplishments included:

  • In the 1970's, she was instrumental in the development and passage of Chapter 427, F.S.
  • In the 1980's, she served as the Executive Director of the first Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for Alachua County.
  • In the 1990's, she administered coordinated transportation for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 2 as the liaison to their CTCs.
  • In the 2000's, she served as the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Coordinated Transportation Systems (FACTS).

While this grant was originally named to honor Mrs. Conroy, it continues to memorialize her legacy in Community Transportation by providing funding for capital purchases for the rural areas of Florida.

This grant is discretionary and requires the applicant to state the specific amount of money and eligible equipment required to complete the project, as well as provide specific details supporting the need, impact, and value of the project on the coordinated system. The project should focus on addressing the capital needs of rural areas. After receipt of the applications, a subcommittee of the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged ("CTD" or "Commission") will review the applications and recommend projects to be awarded. The subcommittee has requested that the equipment listed in the application be prioritized according to need. The Commission will review and approve all projects recommended by the subcommittee, and grant agreements will be executed soon after their approval.

Shirley Conroy Rural Capital Assistance Program Grant Manuals Revised

Shirley Conroy Invoice Procedure

Shirley Conroy Invoice Form