TO: BCDCOG Member Governments, Operators of Local Public Transportation Systems, Operators of Local Human Service/Specialized Transportation Systems Operators of Private Transportation Services

FROM: John Lambert, Mobility Coordinator

DATE: April 23, 2020

RE: Availability of FFY 2020 funding for projects serving the BCD region’s urbanized area that are eligible under the FTA Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program


BCDCOG is soliciting applications for financial assistance to support local public transportation programs and projects in the region’s urbanized area. These funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects eligible under the FTA Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and People with Disabilities.

The overarching goal for application of the Section 5310 funds in the Census designated Urbanized Area is  to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the transportation mobility options available. Toward this goal, BCDCOG will allocate funding assistance for transportation services planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The announcement packet and applications for funding appropriated for FFY20 under this FTA grant are available on the BCDCOG Website: http://www.bcdcog.com. A separate application must be filed for requests each fiscal year.

This is a reimbursable, matching grant program to fund projects that increase transportation options for seniors and individuals with disabilities residing within the BCD region’s urbanized communities. An overview of the program’s guidelines is available at:

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/enhanced-mobility-seniors-individuals-disabilities-section-5310

Completed applications are due to the BCDCOG office by May 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM. If further assistance is needed, please contact John Lambert at 843.529.0400 or via email at johnl@bcdcog.com.


Application:

5310 Urban Application FFY20