MORPC’s “Commute Action Fund” is a tool for Central Ohio Companies to fund new incentives and/or commute projects that motivate company associates to drive less and use sustainable modes of transportation to work. The fund aims to empower Central Ohio companies to take ownership of creating more sustainable commuter options for their workplace.
1. Decrease single-occupant vehicle (SOV) commutes to central Ohio employers by 20%
2. Help companies deploy new mobility benefits for their associates
3. Create a behavior change model that encourages permanent mode shift
4. Create solutions for workforce mobility
Central Ohio companies with 250 or more associates in MORPC’s 15-county region may request up to $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar match against their spending toward new sustainable commute projects that motivate employees to drive less. Employers with less than 250 associates in MORPC’s region will be eligible for up to $2,500 in dollar-for-dollar match funding.
MORPC’s 15-County Region includes Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Perry, Ross, and Union Counties.
Central Ohio companies located in MORPC’s 15-county region may apply for the grant. Each round of Commute Action Funds will be awarded according to a grading system. Companies may only receive one grant.
To apply, eligible companies must fill out the application located here.
Funding requests will be evaluated on a rolling basis by a committee of MORPC employees. Commute Action Fund dollars are distributed on a reimbursement basis after reporting and documentation requirements are met.
1. Subsidize monthly transit passes
2. Subsidize monthly Gohio Commute vanpool fare
3. Incentivize SOV reduction per day by leveraging Gohio Commute for self-reporting and reward tracking. Examples of reward tracking include:
4. Additional options will be considered if funds support the development of workforce mobility opportunities.
Applications are currently being accepted. First come, first served.
Applications are reviewed and funding notices are distributed on a rolling basis. The application period is open-ended.
Final Reports are due within three weeks from the end of matching funds depletion. Monthly reimbursement checks will be issued after invoices and performance indicators are submitted.
As a Commute Action Fund awardee, companies commit to sharing their successes and learnings with MORPC Gohio Commute staff and other central Ohio companies through a variety of mediums including:
Senior Business Outreach Coordinator
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, MORPC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, ancestry, military status, religion or disability in programs, services or in employment. Information on non-discrimination and related MORPC policies and procedures is available at morpc.org under Title VI.