Section 5310 is a formula grant assistance program for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities available from the Federal Transit Administration. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as well as KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission and the Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) refer to this program as "the Section 5310 Program." FTA provides financial assistance for transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the specialized transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in all areas: urbanized, small urban, and rural. FTA, on behalf of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, apportions the funds appropriated annually to the States and Urbanized Areas based on an administrative formula that considers the number of seniors and individuals with disabilities in a State or Urbanized Area (UZA). The program requires coordination with other federally assisted programs and services in order to make the most efficient use of Federal resources.
The FY 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) & American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 5310 Grant Letter of Intent is now available on KYOVA’s website. Please submit your Letter of Intent as soon as possible. Once you have been notified by KYOVA, you may proceed with the application. For more information please contact KYOVA staff.
Eligible applicants include (1) designated recipients of FTA Section 5307 funding; (2) Private non-profit organizations, if public transportation service provided by State and local governmental authorities is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate; (3) governmental authorities that certify to the Governor that no non-profit organizations are readily available in an area to provide the special services; and (4) governmental authorities approved by the state to coordinate services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND MATCH REQUIREMENTS
CRRSAA & ARPA Section 5310 funds are available for the purchase of operating expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 in to support transit providers’ response to COVID-19. CRRSAA & ARPA Section 5310 funds are available at 100% Federal share and a local match is not required. Eligible expenses include payroll, fuel costs, and PPE.
FY 2021 CRRSAA & ARPA Section 5310 Funding Cycle