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FTA 5310 Grant Program

Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities – FTA 5310 Grant Program

The FTA Section 5310 Program was established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities where public mass transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient or unequipped to handle their needs.

The intent of this page is to provide information on the Section 5310 Program so that interested applicants in Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Utah counties as well as Brigham City, Willard and Perry, can readily determine if their respective agency is qualified to submit an application to UTA for funds available from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Program Purpose

The FTA Section 5310 Program provides funding to non-profit social services and qualified public agencies for the procurement of accessible vans and buses; communication equipment; mobility management activities; and computer hardware and software to serve elderly persons and individuals with disabilities where existing transportation is unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.

Funding Selection Process

Projects are awarded through a competitive application process.  Local Mobility Coordinating Councils score projects from their region utilizing the UTA 5310 Grant Management Advisory Team’s adopted project-scoring criteria.

Once approved by FTA, successful applicants enter into a Standard Agreement with UTA. The agreement remains in effect until the terms of the contract are met.  Grantees are responsible for complying with the requirements of the UTA agreement and applicable FTA regulations.

UTA 5310 Program Management Plan

 

Announcement of FTA 5310 Funding Availability

The Utah Transit Authority will be accepting applications for FTA 5310 - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities funds in Utah’s large urban areas.
Eligible Projects

Funding is available for capital and operating expenses for transportation programs serving seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Eligible Applicants

Agency was represented at one of the following mandatory transportation workshops -

Salt Lake County
Wednesday, January 20th @ 9am
Utah Transit Authority
669 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Davis County
Thursday, January 21st @ 9am
Davis County Health Department
22 South State Street
Clearfield, Utah

Utah County
Thursday, January 21st @ 2pm
MAG Offices
586 East 800 North
Orem, Utah

and agency is a –

  1. private nonprofit organization;
  2. state or local government authority; or
  3. operator of public transportation that receives a 5310 grant indirectly through a recipient.

Eligible Project Areas

  1. areas within Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and/or Weber counties
  2. areas within Brigham City, Perry, and/or Willard cities

Application Cycle

  1. Federal Fiscal Year 2015 funds are available for application
  2. application forms will be available beginning December 30th, 2015
  3. applications will be available for download online at rideuta.com/FTA5310
  4. completed applications may be submitted by
    • email to rtaylor@rideuta.com
    • fax to 801-741-8896 - ATTN: Ryan Taylor
    • hand-delivery or mail to -
      • ATTN:  Ryan Taylor
      • Utah Transit Authority
      • 669 W 200 S
      • Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  5. completed applications must be received, or postmarked, by 4:30 pm (MDT) on February 29, 2016 in order to be considered eligible for funding
  6. incomplete applications will not be eligible for award
  7. applicants will be notified of project award in July 2016

Alternative Formats are available upon request.
Questions? Contact       
Ryan Taylor, UTA Coordinated Mobility Manager
(801) 287-2399 / rtaylor@rideuta.com

FTA 5310 Grant News

FY2018 Announcement of FTA 5310 Award Information

Coming Soon!

 

UTA 5310 Application Process Calendar

Date

Activity

December 15, 2017

Notice of Funding Availability.

January 10, 2018 Letter of Intent Form Due.
January 16-18, 2018 Mandatory Application Workshops.
January 15, 2018 Application Opens in Amplifund. (12:00am)
February 28, 2018 Application Closes in Amplifund. (11:59pm)
March 10-17, 2018 Incomplete Applications Returned/Revisions Due.
June 1, 2018 Award Letters Sent and Awards Posted.

 

Here is a Grant Application Instruction Booklet if you have any questions regarding the application.

Click here for 5310 Resources documents.

5310 Workshop Information

Applicant agencies must attend one the following mandatory application workshops

  • January 16, 2018, 10 am to Noon, Salt Lake County application workshop. UTA Coordinated Mobility Offices, 221 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City.
  • January 17, 2017, 10 am to Noon, Weber/Davis/Box Elder County’s application workshop. Davis Health Department, 22 State Street Clearfield.
  • January 18, 2018, 10 am to Noon, Utah County application workshop. MAG offices, 586 East 800 North, Orem

Note parking is limited, please use Trax or other transit options if available.

A reminder, in order to be eligible to receive a 5310 grant, you must attend one of these workshops. 

Please send an RSVP email to: hmahoney@rideuta.com if possible so we will know how many people we will need to accommodate.

Thank you for your interest in the 5310 program.

Program Information

Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities – FTA 5310 Grant Program

The FTA Section 5310 Program was established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities where public mass transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient or unequipped to handle their needs.

The intent of this page is to provide information on the Section 5310 Program so that interested applicants in Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Utah counties as well as Brigham City, Willard and Perry, can readily determine if their respective agency is qualified to submit an application to The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for funds available from FTA.

Program Purpose

The Section 5310 program provides financial assistance for capital and operating projects that are public transportation projects planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable. Additionally, funds can be used for projects that exceed the requirements of the ADA; improve access to fixed-route service and decrease reliance by individuals with disabilities on complementary paratransit; and for alternatives to public transportation that assist seniors and individuals with disabilities.

UTA is responsible for the management and administration of FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program in Utah’s three Urbanized Areas (UZAs).  Each UZA has developed a Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan).  All applications are required to be derived from the Coordinated Plan and include as a key element coordination with other agencies receiving 5310 funds.

Funding Selection Process

Projects are selected for award through a competitive application process.  Members from Local Mobility Coordinating Councils (LCC) in all of the UZAs score projects based on the scoring criteria provided in the application instructions.  Each regional LCC recommends projects for funding to the 5310 Grant Management Advisory Team which makes the final awards.

Once approved by FTA, successful applicants enter into a standard agreement with UTA. The agreement remains in effect until the terms of the agreement are met.  Grantees are responsible for complying with the requirements of the UTA agreement and applicable FTA regulations.  All grants are subject to the requirements of UTA’s 5310 Program Management Plan.

UTA 5310 Program Management Plan

Alternative Formats are available upon request.
Questions? Contact       
Holly Mahoney, UTA Coordinated Mobility Grants Administrator
(801) 237-1994
hmahoney@rideuta.com

Application Information

Application Cycle

  1. Federal Fiscal Year 2018 and the remaining FY 2017 funds will be available for application beginning January 15th, 2018.

  2. All applications must be submitted using Amplifund, UTA’s online grant application and management site.

  3. Completed applications will be submitted online through the application portal for each UZA. UTA will provide information about the process at the application workshops listed above.

  4. If the application needs to be provided in a hard copy, please submit your request by email to hmahoney@rideuta.com.

  5. Completed applications must be submitted, by 11:59 pm (MDT) on February 28th, 2018 in order to be considered eligible for funding.

  6. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for award.

  7. Applicants will be notified of project award in June 2018.

 

Grant Application Instructions

FTA 5310 2018 Vehicle Catalog and Pricing


     

5310 Reporting Dates

All reporting is due on the 15th of the month after the quarter ends.

Report Date Reporting Period
January 15, 2018 Quarter 4 2017 - October 1 - December 31 2017
April 15, 2018 Quarter 1 2018 - January 1 - March 31 2018
July 15, 2018 Quarter 2 2018 - April 1 - June 30 2018
October 15, 2018 Quarter 3 2018 - July 1 - September 30 2018
January 15, 2018 Quarter 4 2018 - October 1 - December 31 2018

 

Eligibility

Eligible Projects

Funding is available for capital and operating expenses for transportation programs serving seniors and individuals with disabilities. Including:

  • Capital acquisition of vehicles (Buses, Vans)
  • Maintenance related equipment
  • Wheelchair lifts and restraints
  • Radios and communication equipment
  • Vehicle shelters
  • Vehicle rehabilitation, manufacture or overhaul
  • Preventive maintenance, as defined in the National Transit Database (NTD)
  • Extended warranties which do not exceed the industry standard
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Initial component installation costs
  • Vehicle procurement, testing, inspection, and acceptance costs
  • Lease of equipment when leasing is more cost effective than purchase
  • Acquisition of transportation services under a contract (purchased transportation), lease or other arrangement
  • Introduction of new technology, through innovative and improved products, for public transportation
  • Transit related intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Supporting new mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation providers and other human service agencies providing transportation

Eligible Applicants

  • Private nonprofit organization;
  • State or local government authority designated by the State to serve Seniors or People with Disabilities, or where no other non-profit is available to provide the service; or
  • Operators of public transportation that receives a 5310 grant indirectly through a recipient.

Reminder all applicants must attend one of the application workshops

  • Davis County Health, Clearfield (January 17, 2018)
  • Mountainland Association of Governments, Orem (January 18, 2018)
  • Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City (January 16, 2018)

Eligible Project Areas

  • Weber and Davis County, and the following cities in Box Elder County: Brigham City, Perry, and Willard
  • Salt Lake County
  • Utah County

Coordination Needs and Strategies

In order to be eligible for FTA 5310 funding, your project must address a need or strategy identified in the 2017 locally developed Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans for the UZAs. The 2017 Coordination Needs and Strategies for Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber Counties, and the urban areas of Box Elder County (Brigham City, Perry, and Willard) are included in the Coordinated Plan for each area. You will need to review these plans in order to submit your application for funding.  A link to each plan is provided below.