Martha’s Vineyard Transportation Access Program 2022

About the Transportation Access Program:

The Transportation Access Program assists Island residents and families with excessive costs of off-Island travel due to long-term illness and health/mental health needs requiring services not available on the Island.

The Transportation Access Program began in 2016, and since then has helped over 400 Island families with off-Island travel expenses.

2022 Eligibility

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. 

As of July 28, 2022:  We only have Steamship Authority and gas cards available for future travel with proof of appointment.

We are hopeful that additional funds will be coming from the Commonwealth by Fall 2022. Please check back here for updates regarding reimbursable expenses. Please keep your receipts from July 1, 2022, forward, in the event that they may become reimbursable when/if we receive additional funding.


Application Process:

Applications will be processed on a first-come basis. Applicants may be contacted if additional information is needed. Requests for gift cards are typically accommodated within 1 – 3 business days.

Applications should be completed online via the form below.

  • You may mail the form to:
    • MVCS – TAP
      111 Edgartown Road
      Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
  • Applications may also be dropped off at the Island Wide Youth Collaborative – Building D on the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Campus (111 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs).


For future expenses:


Questions regarding the application may be directed to 508-693-7900 x 406. Messages left will be returned within two business days. Questions can also be emailed to:

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