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Jeff Donald, regional mobility manager for ACT and TripLink, and Michelle Hanson, director of strategic planning and community benefit at Wentworth-Douglass.

DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Clinic has awarded a $10,000 group reward grant to the Alliance for Community Transportation (ACT), a group that coordinates and supplies group transportation, mainly for seniors and adults with disabilities, in Southeastern New Hampshire. The grant will make it possible for the business to accessibility an supplemental $40,000 in federal cash.

“Our workforce below at Wentworth-Douglass understands firsthand from our client population how critical it is to take away barriers to transportation, and with the skill to acquire supplemental federal dollars, there is no question this program will have a meaningful impact on the wellness and wellbeing of our neighbors,” reported Michelle Hanson, director of strategic scheduling and community reward at Wentworth-Douglass.

ACT’s direct agency and fiscal sponsor is the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (Coastline), but its perform is mainly funded by Federal Transit Administration cash that are handed by the NH Department of Transportation. ACT will have to present non-USDOT funding to leverage the $40,000 in federal revenue.