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At this time, the TLC has issued all 6,000 Street Hail Livery (SHL) permits available in the first year. TLC will begin issuing another 6,000 permits, 20% of which are reserved for use with wheelchair accessible vehicles on June 6, 2014. These permits will be issued on a first come, first basis. To put your name on a wait list and reserve your place in line, please click here.

If you are interested in receiving grant funding, please read and complete a Grant Application (all forms are available through the links below).
As part of your Grant Application package submission, you should submit the Grant Application, the Grant Program Agreement form, the substitute W-9 form, and (if applicable) the Payment Assignment form. If Direct Deposit of approved grant funds is desired, please complete and follow the instructions on the Electronic Funds Transfer form (to submit to the Department of Finance for processing). The complete Grant Program package can be submitted by mail or in person to: NYC TLC: SHL GRANT UNIT, 32-02 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Packages submitted will be reviewed and if your application is approved, you will receive an approval letter indicating the grant amount you have been approved for based upon the information provided in your submission. The approval letter also outlines the steps that must be followed for funds to be disbursed. If you submit by mail, you will be notified via email of the results of our review within ten (10) business days.

Please note:  Only one grant per permit is allowed and only one grant per Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Remember, grant funding is limited AND to receive the approved grant (up to $15,000), you must do the following:

(a) purchase a Wheelchair Accessible SHL Permit (if you have not already done so), (b) purchase or equip a vehicle in accordance with TLC standards, (c) license the vehicle with TLC 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, please review TLC Rules, Chapter 82.

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Grant Application/Instructions

Grant Application
Grant Program Agreement
Substitute W-9 Form
EFT Form
Assignment of Payment Agreement