Section 5310(FTA) Grants
Title 49 USC Section 5310 authorizes the formula assistance program for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program and provides formula funds to designated recipients to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
SAMTD is a designated recipient of Section 5310 funds (5310(FTA)) for the Salem-Keizer urban area, and is responsible for soliciting for projects on an annual basis. 5310(FTA) funds can be used for public transportation projects serving seniors and individuals with disabilities within the Salem-Keizer urban growth boundary only. The appropriation for Fiscal Year 2020 is $244,731. Matching local funds are required for this grant. The match ratio is dependent on the type of project proposed. Projects must be listed in the Cherriots "Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan" dated September 2019. Local matches must be provided from sources other than Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. Farebox revenue may not be used as a local match. Farebox revenue is considered income and is deducted from total operating cost to determine the net cost of the activity.
The use of a non-cash local match is allowable and can include volunteer transportation program services and physical improvements.
SAMTD’s 5310 program requires that all projects selected for award address at least one need or strategy identified in the Cherriots Coordinated Public Transportation – Human Services Transportation Plan (The Coordinated Plan) dated September 2019. A list of eligible projects can be found in the tables of Chapter 6, beginning on p. 54.
During two public meetings, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review and rank applications for 5310 dollars, and the Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee (STFAC) will review grant proposals and make a project priority ranking recommendation to the SAMTD Board. There will be time for public testimony at the TAC and STFAC meetings.
Applications for FY2020 are available on this website beginning April 10, 2020. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2020.
Virtual Training Session for new and returning applicants is scheduled on April 16, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participation is by phone or webcast only. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting. To register for the virtual training session for assistance with the application process for your projects or for more information, contact Jolene White, Email: email@example.com |Phone: 503-361-7521.
To submit a proposal, send it to: Attn: Jolene White, SAMTD, 555 Court St NE, Suite 5230, Salem, OR 97301. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., June 19, 2020 to be considered.
Section 5310 (FTA) Grant Application Instructions
Section 5310 (FTA) Grant Application Form
Section 5310 (FTA) Grant Public Notice
Aviso Público de la Fórmula de la Sección 5310 (FTA)