Accessible Street Hail Livery Grant Program

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The TLC has begun issuing another 6,000 permits, some of which are reserved for use with wheelchair accessible vehicles. These permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis. To request an appointment with the TLC to submit an application to purchase an SHL permit visit Appointment Plus Scheduling. For instructions read TLC Licensing Online Self Scheduling Guide (PDF)

If you are interested in receiving grant funding, read and complete a Grant Application (all forms are available through the links below). Your Grant Application package submission should include the Grant Application, the Grant Program Agreement form and the substitute W-9 form. (If Direct Deposit of grant funds is desired, complete and follow the instructions on the EFT form and submit it to the New York City Department of Finance for processing). This form is required to be sent to the New York City Department of Finance only once for each SSN/EIN, even if you are applying for multiple grants. The complete Grant Program package (not including the EFT form which is submitted to the New York City Department of Finance), can be submitted by mail or in person to:

NYC TLC: SHL Grant Unit
31-00 47th Avenue 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Grant Program package(s) submitted in person by a Grantee ONLY must be accompanied by a Grant drop-off form to be completed and attached to your application. A receipt will be given. The drop- off form is available at the link below or at:

TLC’s Licensing Division
31-00 47th Avenue 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Packages submitted in person will be reviewed and if your application is approved, you will be contacted within three (3) business days to come in to submit any additional documentation and to receive a pre-approval letter indicating that you have been pre-approved for up to $30,000 based upon the information provided in your submission. The pre-approval letter also outlines the steps that must be followed to meet all requirements before a final award letter is given or for funds to be disbursed. The Award letter which is issued after hack-up, will indicate the Grant award amount your vehicle is qualified to receive. If you submit your package by mail, you will be notified via email of the results of our review within ten (10) business days. Your email address must be on your grant application in order to be notified. Make sure you have your most up to date email address on your SHL permit record as well.

Note: Only one grant per permit is allowed (unless you have successfully completed the full term of a Grant Program Agreement previously and now wish to purchase another vehicle to be used with your permit) and only one grant per VIN. Remember, grant funding is limited AND to receive the approved grant (up to $30,000), you must do the following (a) purchase a Wheelchair Accessible SHL Permit (if you have not already done so), (b) purchase or equip an accessible vehicle in accordance with TLC standards, (c) license the vehicle with theTLC if it is not currently licensed with us, (d) affiliate the vehicle and the permit to a Base with a Street Hail Livery Endorsement (a list of Endorsed Bases can be found on our web site), (e) have the vehicle “hacked-up” at our Woodside facility (after all other licensure and affiliation requirements have been completed). For more information, regarding the time frame for affiliations review TLC Rules, Chapter 82 (PDF).

Grant Application and Additional Documents