Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals
with Disabilities Program
Under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the reauthorization of surface transportation programs that took effect October 1, 2012, the Section 5310 Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Program was renamed the Section 5310 - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.
Federal guidance provided recently (October 2013) is reflected in updated QPM Report, an updated Vehicle Maintenance Record Booklet and an Updated Instruction Manual for Federal Transit Administration Vehicles available for download (below).
This program provides capital assistance for vehicles and specialized equipment to public agencies and private nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of transportation dependent individuals. This program requires public participation and equality of service under Title VI and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A Program of Projects is developed from an annual application process. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires monitoring and oversight of these projects through quarterly performance reports, insurance documentation, preventative maintenance reporting, and on sight monitoring of equipment and services.
Type of Assistance: Capital
Eligibility: Private nonprofit organizations and public entities that provide transportation services to meet the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Amounts Available: Based on federal formula, approximately $1.5 million per year
Match Requirement: Capital - 80% federal, 20% local
Grant Application Period: The 2015 Application cycle opened January 14, 2014 and completed applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014.
Download the application and instructions here:
• Click here for the Application.
• Click here for the Optional Site Specific Application (required if requesting two vehicles).
Updated 2014 Instruction Manual for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Vehicles.
• Click here for Word format.
• Click here for Adobe Acrobat format.
Pre-Trip Inspection Form. Your driver is required to complete a Pre-Trip Inspection Form. Your agency may use either a Daily or Weekly Pre-Trip Inspection form.
• Click here for the Daily Form in Microsoft Excel format.
• Click here for the Weekly Form in Microsoft Excel format.
Updated 2014 Daily Use Trip Reports. You may use this form to record your trip information. You may use another management reporting system, provided that it captures all of the information included in this form.
• Click here for the Daily Use Trip Report in Microsoft Excel format.
Updated 2014 Quarterly Performance Monitoring (QPM) Report.
• Click here for the Microsoft Excel format.
Updated 2014 Vehicle Maintenance Record Booklet. This booklet must be kept updated and in the vehicle at all times.
• Click here for the Word format.
• Click here for the Adobe Acrobat format.
Membership of Entity's Governing Board (Disclosure List).
• Click Here for the Microsoft Word format.
• Click Here for the Adobe Acrobat format.