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Secretary Announces Award of Grants to Promote District of Columbia Self-determination, Voting Rights or Statehood

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Wed, 08/12/2015

Secretary Announces Award of Grants to Promote District of Columbia Self-determination, Voting Rights or Statehood

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia announced that two (2) grants have been awarded in response to the Request for Applications for a Grant to Promote District of Columbia Self-Determination, Voting Rights and Statehood.

  • Stand Up! for Democracy in DC has been awarded a grant for $36,900.
  • Vision House has been awarded a grant for $28,200.

Mayor Muriel Bowser testified before the United States Congress on June 25, 2015 and issued the following statement:

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Notice of Grant Funding

The DC Taxicab Commission is establishing a grants program to assist District residents and taxicab companies in obtaining new wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). Applications are available to drivers with a valid H-tag and taxicab companies that are in good standing. All those receiving a grant must agree to participate in the Transport DC program and take a sensitivity training program developed in partnership with the DC Office of Disability Rights.

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Vehicle Waiver Program

The DC Taxicab Commission has introduced proposed regulations to discontinue the vehicle waiver program. Under this proposal applications would not be accepted after October 30, 2015. The intent is to expedite the industry modernization efforts. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days from publication in the DC Register.

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