Discount Fare Grant

Since SARTA’s mission is to provide safe, responsive and effective transportation for all citizens of Stark County. SARTA has created an initiative to provide discount fare grants to nonprofits in the community. The total award available for all nonprofits in 2017 will be $7,500.

It is the goal of our organization to work with our community partners to identify those individuals who need financial assistance for transportation in Stark County. We are asking 501(c)(3) nonprofits , whose agency budget is less than $5 million and work with individuals who are low-income, to apply for a discount on full fare passes/tickets on a yearly basis. Nonprofits that provide services to help with the opioid epidemic will be given special consideration. This program is only for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, if you are not a 501(c)(3) you will not be considered for this program. Entities will not be required to purchase all passes/tickets at one time, however, the amount that they are awarded to purchase at a discounted rate will be capped at a certain dollar amount during the 2017 calendar year based on this grant. After that, they will be required to purchase passes/tickets at full price.

To be considered for funding, applicants must complete and submit one (1) signed original application, with original signatures throughout, and three (3) identical copies (total of four) and one (1) digital copy of all submitted materials postmarked or received by 4pm on May 31, 2017. Applicants will receive a notice of award by July 1, 2017.

Submit application in person or by mail to:
Latrice Virola
1600 Gateway Blvd
Canton, Ohio 44707

Submit digital application to:
lvirola@sartaonline.com