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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

2016-2017 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 (UZA).  The following are the available funds for each UZA including carry over funds from the FY2015 allocation, and the allocations for FY2016 and 2017.

  • Salt Lake City/West Valley City UZA (Salt Lake County) $1,477,137
  • Ogden/Layton UZA (Weber/Davis and parts of Box Elder Counties)$689,091
  • Provo/Orem UZA (Utah County)$557,559

*For exact UZA boundaries see UZA maps provided in the application instructions.

Date

Activity

December 15, 2016

Notice of Funding Availability, grant application sample available.

February, 1, 2017

Application period opens

January 15 – February 15, 2017

Mandatory application workshops,

March 27, 2017

Application Due by 5:00 pm

 

To view the applications click here.

5310 Workshop Information

Due to a delay in getting our new online grant management program set up, UTA will be moving the grant application workshops to the following dates and times. 

  • February 8, 2017, 9 am to Noon,  Weber/Davis application workshop. Location TBD

  • February 8, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm, Salt Lake County application workshop. UTA Frontlines Headquarters. 669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, 84101.

  • February 9, 2017, 9 am to Noon, Utah County application workshop. Location TBD.

An additional workshop will be held Wednesday March 1st, 2017 from 9:30 am to Noon at the Coordinated Mobility offices at 221 West 2100 South (Central Pointe Trax Station). 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 awarded through a competitive application process.  Local Mobility Coordinating Councils in each of the UZAs 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.  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 Years 2016, 2017 and the remaining FY 2015 funds will be available for application February 1, 2017
  2. UTA is in the process of implementing an online grant application and management process.The implementation of this will delay the opening of the application period by two weeks.
  3. Completed applications will be submitted online through the application portal for your 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.

    Final applications must be submitted by:

    hand-delivery or mail to -
    ATTN:  Holly Mahoney
    Utah Transit Authority
    669 W 200 S
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

  5. Completed applications must be received, or postmarked, by 5:00 pm (MDT) on March 15, 2017 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 2017

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; or
  • Operators of public transportation that receives a 5310 grant indirectly through a recipient.

And the agency must attend one the following mandatory transportation workshops

  • Davis County Health, Clearfield (January 25, 2017)
  • Mountainland Association of Governments, Orem (January 24, 2017)
  • Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City (January 26, 2017)

Eligible Project Areas

  • Weber and Davis County, and areas within areas within Brigham City, Perry, and/or Willard Cities
  • Salt Lake County
  • Utah County

5310 Grant Application Link

Coordination Needs and Strategies

In order to be eligible for FTA 5310 funding, your project must address a need or strategy identified in the Finalized 2017 coordinated plans. The 2015 Coordination Needs and Strategies (excerpted from the coordinated plans) for Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber, and the area of Brigham City, Perry, and Willard are provided for your use in developing the 5310 Application.