Western Connecticut Council of Governments

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

The 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, July 23, 2021.
  2. To ensure completeness, draft applications are recommended to be sent to Todd Fontanella by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for review.
  3. Final applications must be electronically submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to Todd Fontanella and to CTDOT.

WestCOG will be providing technical assistance on this year’s application process.

Todd Fontanella, WestCOG Senior Planner
tfontanella@westcog.org | 475-323-2076

Application Guidance

The Application Guidance and Application Materials are available at Section 5310 Program-Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities website.