Eligibility - How to apply

ATTENTION - New applications will be accepted in Fall 2023 

The program provides an allotment of discounted Breeze tickets to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities to purchase fares that are disbursed to homeless recipients. To be eligible to participate in the program, agencies must meet the following requirements:

  • Agencies must serve homeless clients within the current MARTA service area.
  • Provide documentation of 501 (c)(3) status.

If approved, agencies must also submit the following documents to be certified as a participating agency before receiving discounted Breeze tickets.

  • Documentation of 501 (c)(3) status;
  • MARTA Transportation Assistance Program for the Homeless Agency Partnership Agreement (signed by the agency’s Executive Director), which includes, but is not
    limited to, the agency’s agreement of the following:
      - MARTA Breeze tickets will be distributed to the participating agency’s clients only; 
      - Participating clients/recipients must meet all recipient eligibility requirements;
      - The participating agency agrees to submit the MARTA Transportation Assistance 
         Program for the Homeless Monthly Reporting Form each month and adhere to all 
         applicable reporting and documentation requirements; 
      - The participating agency agrees to promote MARTA by utilizing the MARTA logo in 
         the agency’s marketing collateral, as outlined in the Agency Partnership Agreement;
      - The participating agency agrees to retain all records pertaining to the Transportation 
         Assistance Program for the Homeless for a period of three years, as required by MARTA.
  • A copy of the Agency’s Board Resolution on MARTA Transportation Assistance Program for the Homeless (signed by the Board Secretary).
  • A program eligibility letter on agency letterhead stating the following:
      - The agency’s mission;
      - Name and description of program(s) implementing the Transportation Assistance 
         Program; and
      - A description of agency-specific procedures used to track the distribution and usage 
         of MARTA discounted Breeze tickets.
Applications for the MARTA Transportation Assistance Program for the Homeless will be accepted every two years in May. Applications and separate eligibility documents must be  
submitted for each participating program within an Agency. Applications and supporting documents will be reviewed by a Final Review Panel for consideration and approval. Upon 
completion of review of an application, MARTA will issue a response to the Agency indicating acceptance or denial into the program.   

The entire file of an Agency will be submitted to a Final Review Panel for consideration and approval. Agencies will be accepted for participation in the program subject to available 
resources for the program as determined by MARTA. The level of administrative allotment offered to organizations under the program will be established and adjusted as determined 
by MARTA. Duration of the program is at MARTA’s discretion. It is highly recommended that participating organizations also guide their clients to apply for the MARTA Reduced 
Fare Program which enables eligible senior citizens, people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders to purchase reduced fare Breeze cards. More Information about this program   
can be found at this link: Reduced Fare Program.