ConnDOT: Section 5310 Program - Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Bureau of Public Transportation

Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Grant Program


The Section 5310 grant application cycle using funds from Federal Fiscal Year 2017 has concluded. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) received applications totaling more than $6 million in requested funding and has recently selected projects for inclusion in CTDOT's grant proposal to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Applicants that applied for Traditional funding for accessible vehicles have been notified of their inclusion in or exclusion from the grant proposal via formal letters that were mailed in July 2018. Applicants that applied for Nontraditional funding for eligible capital or operating expenses will be notified of their award status upon FTA approval of the grant, expected in Fall/Winter 2018. At that time, an official Award Notice will also be posted to the Public on the State’s BizNet portal.

The next opportunity to apply for funding will be announced at the end of calendar year 2018. Please check this website for updates.

Program Overview

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 the purchase of accessible vehicles, mobility management programs, travel voucher programs, and operating support of volunteer driver programs or demand response services.

For more information about the grant program, please click on the links below or email


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