Transportation Access Program
PLEASE NOTE: The Transportation Access Program has expended its FY18 state funding. We are no longer able to accept applications for FY18. Once information on FY19 funding is available, it will be posted here. If you have questions, call 508-693-7900 x410.
The Transportation Access Program (TAP) helps individuals and families with excessive costs of off‐island travel due to long‐ term illness; health or mental health needs requiring services not available on the islands; chronic illness requiring regular off‐island appointments; or acute health or mental health emergencies.
Funding through the program is intended to offer assistance when all other alternative means of assistance (i.e. health insurance coverage) have been exhausted or if other available modes of transportation or assistance are not adequate or appropriate.
All Martha’s Vineyard residents are eligible to apply for up to $750.00 annually in off-island travel assistance to medical/mental health appointments. Requests over $750.00 will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Current funding ends June 30, 2018 or until the funds last.
Thanks to Representative Dylan Fernandez, Senator Julian Cyr, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the State of Massachusetts, MVCS is able to offer assistance for those who live on either Island to access needed medical and behavioral health services off-Island.