Bureau of Public Transportation
Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Grant Program
The most recent Section 5310 grant application cycle using funds from Federal Fiscal Year 2016 concluded in March 2017. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) received applications totaling more than $5 million in requested funding and is currently in the process of reviewing and ranking applications, in coordination with the Regional Planning Organizations.
Projects will be selected for inclusion in the Departmentís grant proposal to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in July 2017. Traditional applicants will receive notification of inclusion in the grant proposal shortly thereafter. Nontraditional applicants will receive award notification once FTA approves the grant, likely toward the end of 2017.
The next opportunity to apply for funding will be at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018. Please check this website for updates.
Section 5310 is a federal grant program intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.
It supports transportation services planned, designed and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in all areas of Connecticut and provides funding for both traditional capital investment and nontraditional investment beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services.
The Section 5310 grant program is open to private nonprofit organizations, states or local government authorities, and operators of public transportation. Typical projects include accessible vehicles, mobility management programs, travel voucher programs, equipment and volunteer driver programs.
For more information about the grant program or to review documentation and apply for the FFY16 application cycle, please click on the links below.