Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) recently received funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to fund the Transportation Access Program (TAP) to assist Island residents with off-Island travel expenses due to medical or behavioral health appointments and issues related to substance abuse disorder.
According to a press release from MVCS, TAP funds provide financial assistance to Islanders who require services not available on the Island.
Families and individuals are eligible to receive up to $750 per person, and are encouraged to think of upcoming travel expenses when applying for the program. TAP funds can cover the cost of ferries, gas, bus fares, etc., helping to alleviate the financial stress of traveling off-Island.
TAP began as a program of MVCS in 2016, and since then has helped 232 Island families with off-Island travel expenses. Limited funding will be available on Nov. 13 through June 30 or until funding is exhausted.
TAP applications for Martha’s Vineyard residents will be available on Nov. 13, and can be found online at mvcommunityservices.com/tap or in hard copy in the administration building at MVCS and the Island Wide Youth Collaborative.