The Challenge Center and North Country Independent Living in Superior are among 60 agencies that received almost $6.3 million in state and federal grants to support transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities.

The grants are provided to public entities and private nonprofits in rural and smaller urban areas for use in mobility management, operating assistance and vehicle purchases.

The program will cover 80 percent of the cost for the Challenge Center to replace a side-loading van with a $31,200 grant. It is one of 68 vehicle replacements that will be covered under the grant.

North Country Independent Living will receive $27,706 for mobility management services to coordinate transportation services and $178,288 for its volunteer driver and voucher program, one of 17 operational assistance grants.

The specialized transportation program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.