Federal Transit Administration Section 5310

Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Program Information

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Program intends to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs that serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation and paratransit. Since 1975, the state of Connecticut has received annual FTA Section 5310 funds for transportation of seniors and individuals with disabilities. This Program awards grants towards the purchase of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Both private non-profit organizations and local public bodies are eligible for FTA Section 5310 funds.

Application Process

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 application process has begun. Key deadlines for the application process are provided below.

  1. Traditional applicants must publish a Public Notice one (1) time in a major newspaper with the greatest readership in the proposed area by Friday, June 12, 2020.
  2. To ensure completeness, draft applications are recommended to be sent to Todd Fontanella by Friday, June 19, 2020 for review.
  3. Final applications must be electronically submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 to Todd Fontanella and to CTDOT.

WestCOG will be providing technical assistance on this year’s application process. Contact Senior Planner, Todd Fontanella for assistance. tfontanella@westcog.org | 475-323-2076

Application Documents