Cherriots administers three grants for transportation projects that serve older adults and people with disabilities in Marion and Polk counties. Funding comes from three different sources: the State Special Transportation Fund (STF), Federal Section 5310 funds passed through the Oregon Department of Transportation (5310(ODOT)), and Federal Section 5310 funds that come directly to Cherriots from the Federal Transit Administration (5310(FTA)). Cherriots is the STF Agency for Marion and Polk Counties, and as such, the District screens the projects that go to ODOT and FTA for final approval. The three grants are governed by the ODOT State Management Plan and the Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (The Coordinated Plan), dated September 2019. The 5310(FTA) grant follows the process and procedures outlined in the Program Management Plan for the Salem and Keizer Urbanized Area’s Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (PMP).
Details such as eligible applicants, eligible projects, and project selection criteria can be found in the application instructions below. View each section below for details regarding each grant type and available application forms.