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Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG)

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What is HRTG?

Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG) is a grant-based program that helps Veterans in highly rural areas travel to VA or VA-authorized health care facilities. This program provides grant funding to Veteran Service Organizations and State Veterans Service Agencies to provide transportation services in eligible counties.  HRTG provides transportation programs in counties with fewer than seven people per square mile. There is no cost to participate in the program for Veterans who live in an area where HRTG is available.

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Is an HRTG grantee located near me?

Below is a list of grantees and phone numbers to access transportation through each grantee. The services are available only for Veterans who live in the counties listed.

Grantee Organization Name Details
Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Interior Alaska Bus
  • Eligible County: Southwest Fairbanks
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-800-770-6652
Valley People Mover
  • Eligible County: Matanuska-Susitna
  • Call for Transportation Services: 907-892-8800
Alaska Marine Highway System
  • Eligible Counties: Kodiak Island, Kenai Peninsula
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-800-642-0066
Inter-Island Ferry
  • Eligible County: Prince of Wales-Hyder
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-866-308-4848
California - VFW Post 8988
  • Eligible County: Mono, Inyo
  • Call for Transportation Services: 760-873-7850
Idaho - American Legion Post 12
  • Eligible County: Boise
  • Call for Transportation Services: 208-392- 9934 or 9935
Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S
  • Eligible County: Piscataquis
  • Call for Transportation Services: Bangor Clinic: 207-561-3637 or Lincoln Clinic: 207-403-2012
Montana - American Legion Rocky Boy Post 67
  • Eligible Counties: Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Chouteau, Daniels, Fergus, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, Meagher, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-877-385-5250
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
  • Eligible County: Elko
  • Call for Transportation Services: 775-777-1428
  • Eligible County: Nye
  • Call for Transportation Services: 775-572-VETS (8387)
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
  • Eligible Counties: Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, Quay, Guadalupe, Cibola and Socorro, Torrance, Lincoln, DeBaca, Catron, Sierra, Hidalgo
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-505-429-5906
North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eligible Counties: Adams, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Cavalier, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, Lamoure, Logan, McHenry, Mcintosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Nelson, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Steele, Towner, Wells
  • Call for Transportation Services: 701-239-7165
Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eligible Counties & the number to call for Transportation Services:
  • Baker, 541-523-7433
  • Gilliam, 541-351-9545
  • Grant, 541-575-2370
  • Harney, 541-573-3030
  • Lake, 541-947-4966
  • Malheur, 541-881-0000
  • Morrow, 541-676-5667
  • Sherman 541-565-3553
  • Wallowa, 541-426-3840
  • Wheeler 541-468-2859
South Dakota - American Legion Stanley Post 20
  • Eligible South Dakota Counties: Aurora, Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Day, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Gregory, Hand, Haakon, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lyman, Marshall, McPherson, Mellete, Miner, Potter, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Ziebach
  • Call for Transportation Services:605-945-2360 or 1-877-587-5776
  • Eligible South Dakota Counties:  Butte, Corson, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Oglala Lakota, Perkins
  • Call for Transportation Services:  605-642-6668 or 1-877-673-3687
  • Eligible Wyoming Counties:  Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Niobrara, Washakie
  • Call for Transportation Services: 605-642-6668 or 1-877-673-3687
Texas Veterans Commission
  • Eligible County: Duval
  • Call for Transportation Services: 361-279-6219
  • Eligible County: Hansford
  • Call for Transportation Services: 806-659-4100
  • Eligible County: Kimble
  • Call for Transportation Services: 325-396-4682
  • Eligible County: Jim Hogg
  • Call for Transportation Services: 361-527-5845
  • Eligible County: McMullen
  • Call for Transportation Services: 361-279-6219
  • Eligible County: Briscoe
  • Call for Transportation Services: 806-823-2131
  • Eligible County: Cochran
  • Call for Transportation Services: 806-266-5508
  • Eligible County: Kent
  • Call for Transportation Services: 806-237-3373
  • Eligible County: Menard
  • Call for Transportation Services: 325-396-4682
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eligible County: Ferry
  • Call for Transportation Services: 1-800-776-9026 or 509-684-2961
Wyoming Dept of Military and Veterans Services
  • Eligible County: Big Horn, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Lincoln, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, and Weston
  • Call for Transportation Services: 307-275-6723

Please see helpful resources or contact your local VA medical center for other transportation options. Information will be updated as new locations come on board.
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Grant Applicants

Learn more about applying for a Highly Rural Transportation Grant.

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Grant Providers

Applicants selected for awards must agree to comply with additional legal requirements upon accepting the award. Learn more about Highly Rural Transportation Grant requirements.

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Additional Resources

Office of Rural Health

The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) is a competitive grant program administered by Federal Transit Administration to help Veterans, military families and others connect to jobs and services in their communities by providing access to local transportation options.

National Resource Directory is a website that connects wounded warriors, Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

Other Sites of Interest:

City/County/State Transportation Providers/Agencies:

Directory of Veteran Service Organizations

National Association of County Veteran Service Officers