Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities - FTA 5310 Grant Program

The 5310 Program is intended to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs to serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services.

FTA 5310 Fact Sheet

Program Purpose

The Section 5310 program provides financial assistance to private non-profit corporations, associations, or eligible public governmental agencies to meet the special transportation needs of 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 in Utah’s three Urbanized Areas (UZAs). The Urbanized area include Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and parts of Box Elder counties.

For detailed information about the FTA 5310 Program, please review the FTA 5310 Circular.

FTA 5310 Circular

FY2021 Announcement of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Operations Funding Availability and FY2022 and FY2023 Announcement of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5310 Funding Availability

Notice of 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.

  

Pre-Application

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. To apply click the link below:



For help completing your application, check out the 2022 Grant Application Guide.

Application Workshops Video

Applicant agencies must attend one the following mandatory virtual application workshops

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.

Program Purpose
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. 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. 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.

UTA 5310 Program Management Plan
Alternative Formats are available upon request.

Questions? Contact
Alika Lindsay, UTA Coordinated Mobility Grants Administrator
(801) 237-1994
alindsay@rideuta.com

Application Cycle:

  • Dec 15th – Notice of Funding Opportunity/Pre-application Opens
  • First week of January‐ Application Workshops
  • Jan 15th – Pre-application Due
  • Jan 20th – Formal application opens
  • Feb 28th – Application Deadline
  • Feb 1st thru March 10th – Initial application review
  • March 10th thru March 20th – Reopen applications for corrections
  • March 21st thru March 31st – Scoring and Ranking, POP draft
  • April – Committees receive documents to review scores and ranking
  • April LCCs – Applicants can present their projects to their selected committees
  • May – Committees final approval of projects to be awarded
  • June – Award letters sent out

Eligibility

Eligible entities include:

  • Privat non-profit organizations
  • Public bodies approved by the State to coordinate services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Public bodies that certify that no other non-profit corporations or associations are readily available in the area to provide the service

Eligible Project Areas

  • Weber and Davis County, and areas within areas within Brigham City, Perry, and/or Willard Cities
  • Salt Lake County
  • Utah County

Eligible projects:

  • Salt Lake County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Utah County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Weber-Davis Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Bear River Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan

To provide feedback on the plans above please click here.

Funding is available for capital and operating expenses for transportation programs serving seniors and individuals with disabilities. Including:

  • Purchase of Accessible vehicles, buses, vans minivans
  • Vehicle rehabilitation including drive train, seating, and cosmetic improvements
  • Radios and communications equipment
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Maintenance related equipment
  • Wheelchair lifts and restraints
  • Vehicle shelters
  • Acquisition of transportation services under a contract (purchased transportation), lease or other arrangement
  • Supporting new mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation providers and other human service agencies providing transportation
  • Operating assistance
  • Projects which exceed the requirements of the ADA

For detailed information about the FTA 5310 Program, we strongly suggest reviewing the FTA 5310 Circular. 5310 Circular

2021-2022-2023 FTA 5310 Application for Utah Large Urbanized Areas

All applicants are required to have an active registration in the Federal System of Award Management (SAM). New registrations and renewals can be completed at www.SAM.Gov . In addition, all projects must address a need or strategy identified in the 2022 locally developed Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans for the UZA where the project is located. The 2022 Coordination Needs and Strategies for Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber Counties, and the urban areas of Box Elder County (Brigham City, Perry, and Willard) are included in the Coordinated Plan for each area. You will need to review these plans in order to submit your application for funding. Links to each plan is provided below. Please note that strategy and project priorities have been updated for each plan. The updated list of projects is on the last page of each plan for Ogden-Layton, Salt Lake-West Valley and Provo-Orem.

  • Salt Lake County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Utah County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Weber-Davis Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
  • Bear River Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan

Application Documents

The following documents must be submitted with each application in ZoomGrants. Most forms will be downloadable from the application page.

  • Federal Tax information indicating 501 (c)(3) status or government entity (Or certification that there are no nonprofit organizations able to provide service)
  • Completed W-9 with Taxpayer ID for payments
  • Board Authorization/Resolution granting authority to and designating appropriate individual to sign contract with UTA
  • FFATA Checklist
  • ADA Questionnaire
  • ADA policies and procedures, notice to public
  • Driver Training Policies and Procedures
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • EEO Policy
  • Letter of Commitment of Local Match
  • Current FTA Certifications and Assurances
  • Certificate of Equivalent Service (if acquiring non-accessible vehicles)
  • Financial Audit or statement
  • Title VI Plan with LEP, notice to public
  • Fleet inventory (upload or fill out table in application)
  • If you are a Government Agency – State designation as an agency responsible for providing servicers to seniors or individuals with disabilities, or certification that there are no non-profit agencies available to provide service.

Prior Awarded Projects

2014-2015 Awards

2015-2017 Awards

2017-2018 Awards

2019-2020 Awards

2021 Awards

Civil Rights and National Policy Requirements

Title VI:

ADA

DBE

EEO

Transit Asset Management

Compliance Forms and Information

5310 Resources

Local Coordinated Plans

Local Coordinated Plans describe priorities for transportation for key populations along the Wasatch Front. To review the plans click on a link below.

Salt Lake/West Valley Plan - SL WV Urban LCC plan 2022 2025
Provo/Orem Plan - Provo OREM Urban LCC plan 2022 2025
Ogden/Layton Plan - OG LTN Urban LCC plan 2022 2025

To provide feedback on the plans click here.

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