2014 CALL FOR PROJECTS

Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Grant Program

IndyGo is the designated recipient of the Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors with Disabilities program) funding for Marion County, Indiana. As such, IndyGo is responsible for disbursing and administering allocated federal funds to projects providing transportation for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. 

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE PROJECTS IN MARION COUNTY INDIANA. TOTAL FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS CALL FOR PROJECTS IS $971,441.

The Section 5310 program provides funding to support transportation projects that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities, by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the transportation mobility options available.

Traditionally, the Section 5310 program has been a capital assistance program, providing financial support in acquiring new vehicles to replace aging capacity or to expand capacity. As a result of the new federal transportation bill “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 Century (MAP-21), the Section 5310 grant program now will allow consideration of funding for operating assistance requests previously eligible for funding through the former “New Freedom” grant program. The former New Freedom program provided funding to support eligible transportation options beyond those required by the ADA for individuals with disabilities.

IndyGo is the designated recipient of these program funds and is responsible for grant administration and distributions in Marion County, IN. Eligible recipients of these funds include:

  • Private not-for-profit organizations 
  • Authorized units of local government

In addition, eligible projects for Section 5310 grant consideration need to be derived from the Indianapolis Coordinated Transportation Plan.

All FTA JARC and New Freedom grants awarded will require local matching funds to be secured and provided by the grantee.

Federal grant assistance will be available at up to 80% of total costs for capital projects and up to 50% of total costs for operating projects. All eligible grant recipients will be responsible for providing “local” matching funds for the balance necessary to fund the total project costs.

Applications may be submitted for either or both Capital Assistance (Application #1) or Operating Assistance (Application #2)

The deadline for grant application submissions is 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014.

For further information on these grant opportunities please contact Roscoe S. Brown Jr., Vice President of Business Development - Interim at 317.614.9318 or at RBrown@indygo.net

Repealed Grant Funding

Please note that IndyGo is no longer administering the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom grants. In 2012 Congress passed a new transportation bill called MAP-21 which repealed the JARC and New Freedom grant programs. 2013 was the last year for JARC and New Freedom project proposals.

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