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How to Apply

TEF supports the community in three ways:

Transit Passes

TEF offers eligible 501c3 organizations, tax exempt veteran organizations, and governmental entities with discounted and free transit passes. The purpose of passes is to empower individuals to access employment, education, healthcare, or social services.

Passes must be used for individuals who are at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, are transit dependent, and reside within the Capital Metro service area. Upon award, participating agencies are required to report on distribution of passes monthly to TEF.

The 2020 RFA is now open through February 7, 2020.  All applications must be submitted online.

There will be an optional Informational Session January 21st from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Meals on Wheels Central Texas Board Room. Click here to RSVP for the optional information session.

Demonstration Projects

Demonstration Projects are designed to address transportation gaps for low-income transit dependent populations within Travis County. The TEF Board is interested in learning about pilot or demonstration projects designed to create sustainable and systemic improvements, leverage resources and create collaborations to solve shared transportation challenges.

The request for letter of interest (LOI) is not currently open. Please check back for updates.


Microgrants are intended to support a single event or project that meets the TEF mission of empowering people by increasing access to transit options. The maximum grant award is $1,000 in bus passes or in a lump sum grant.

Interested recipients should review the Microgrant Application for additional information and eligibility criteria.

TEF is currently accepting Microgrant applications. All applications must be submitted electronically to

Download the application here.