Section 5317 – New Freedom Program
FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. INFORMATION IS BEING DISPLAYED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
This program provides planning, operating, and capital assistance to new projects, developed after August 2005, that go beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act to enhance access to transportation for persons with disabilities. This Section develops the State Management Plan for administering these funds and develops a Program of Projects to submit for funding to FTA. Requirements for monitoring are still being developed.
Type of Assistance: Capital, Operating and Planning
Eligibility: Non-profit and public transit agencies
Amounts Available: Approximately $850,000 per year
Match Requirement: Capital and Planning – 80% federal, 20% local Operating – 50% federal, 50% local
Grant Application Period: The 2013 application period now CLOSED, but will remain available online for reference only! The deadline to submit an application was 4:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Click here to view the Application and Instructions Manual in Microsoft Word format.
FTA Grants Officer
Phone: (501) 569-2475
Fax: (501) 569-2476