Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities - FTA 5310 Grant Program
FY2021 Announcement of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Operations Funding Availability and FY2022 and FY2023 Announcement of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Funding Availability
The Utah Transit Authority is announcing the availability of FTA Section 5310 - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (49 U.S. Code § 5310) funds in Utah’s large urban areas* (UZA) for Federal Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 and un-programmed funds from FY2021 (CFDA 20-513). UTA will be accepting applications for the following available funds for each UZA including FY2022 and FY2023 estimated appropriations. Final awards are subject to the final appropriations for FY2022 and FY2023.
- Salt Lake City/West Valley City UZA (Salt Lake County) $1,852,344
- Ogden/Layton UZA (Weber/Davis Counties and Brigham City, Perry and Willard) $1,048,467
- Provo/Orem UZA (Utah County) $711,576
A pre-application must be submitted by all applicants. Pre-applications must be submitted via ZoomGrants, UTA’s online grant application and managements system. The pre-application will include your agency information and additional information to determine the eligibility of your agency and your project to receive FTA 5310 funds. Applicants not eligible for 5310 awards will be contacted regarding their pre-applications. If you are not contacted regarding your pre-application you may proceed to the full application beginning 12:00 a.m. January 20, 2022.
Applicant agencies must attend one the following mandatory application workshops
- January 5th, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm, Utah County application workshop. MAG offices, 586 East 800 North, Orem
- January 6th, 2020, 10 am to Noon, Salt Lake County application workshop. UTA Coordinated Mobility Offices, 3600 South 700 West, Salt Lake City,
- January 7th, 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm, Weber/Davis/Box Elder County’s application workshop. Davis County Health Department, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room, 22 South State Street, Clearfield, UT 84015
Please RSVP Holly Mahoney to indicate the workshop(s) you will be attending by emailing HMahoney@rideuta.com
Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities – FTA 5310 Grant Program
The FTA Section 5310 Program was established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities where public mass transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient, or unequipped to handle their needs.
The intent of this page is to provide information on the Section 5310 Program so that interested applicants in Salt Lake, Weber, Davis, and Utah counties as well as Brigham City, Willard, and Perry, can readily determine if their respective agency is qualified to submit an application to The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for funds available from FTA.
The Section 5310 program provides financial assistance for capital and operating projects that are public transportation projects planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable. Additionally, funds can be used for projects that exceed the requirements of the ADA; improve access to fixed-route service and decrease reliance by individuals with disabilities on complementary paratransit; and for alternatives to public transportation that assist seniors and individuals with disabilities.
UTA is responsible for the management and administration of FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (49 U.S.C. §5310) in Utah’s three Urbanized Areas (UZAs). Each UZA has developed a Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan). All projects funded are required to be derived from the Coordinated Plan and include as a key element coordination with other agencies receiving 5310 funds.
Capital projects require a 20% local share from applicants and operating costs require a 50% local share. The local match portion of each project must be committed at the time of application and must come from eligible funding sources. Transportation revenue is not an eligible source for local matching funds and must be subtracted from the total operating budget as revenue.
Funding Selection Process
Projects are selected for award through a competitive application process. UTA 5310 Management scores and ranks projects based on the scoring criteria provided in the application instructions. attached document. Each regional LCC establishes a review process and recommends projects for funding to the 5310 Grant Management Advisory Team which makes the final awards.
Once approved by FTA, successful applicants enter into a standard grant agreement with UTA. attached document. The agreement remains in effect until the terms of the agreement are met. Grantees are responsible for complying with the requirements of the UTA agreement and applicable FTA regulations. All grants are subject to the requirements of UTA’s 5310 Program Management Plan.
Holly Mahoney, UTA Coordinated Mobility Grants Administrator