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Section 5310: Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program

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  1. Section 5310: Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration SAFETEA-LU Curriculum August 7, 2007

  2. Learner Objectives • Provide accurate information, interpretation and guidance to FAQ’s about the § 5310 Program’s: • Overall intent • Entities eligible for funding • Eligible activities • Required elements for participation • Eligible capital and operations expenses • Support your independent use of § 5310 Program resource materials • Share knowledge about the § 5310 Program with FTA Headquarters and Regional staff colleagues

  3. Where to Find Section 5310 Guidance • FTA’s Circular 9070.1F, Program Guidance and Application Instructions http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/leg_reg_circulars_guidance.html. • Section 5310 Grant Program Overview at http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3556.html

  4. § 5310 Overview • Services for older adults and people with disabilities • Formula program based on target population • State-administered for all communities • Primary subrecipients are typically non-profit organizations

  5. § 5310 Eligibility • Capital projects • Primarily funds vehicles & equipment • Under § 5310, “capital” also includes • Purchase of service • Mobility management • 80/20 Federal/local match • 90/10 for CAA / ADA equipment

  6. § 5310 Eligibility (continued) • Operating projects • Pilot for “operations” in 7 states • Up to 33% of state’s total • 50/50 Federal/local match • State administrative expenses • Up to 10% of state’s total • 100% Federal NEW

  7. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me • It’s time for an exercise • Turn to worksheet 1 • Assemble into small teams • Take 10 minutes to answer the questions • Valuable prizes await the winning team(s)

  8. § 5310 Designated Recipients • Designated state agency • Eligible subrecipients: • Private non-profit organizations • Governmental authorities if no non-profit • Governmental authorities approved for coordination

  9. § 5310 Designated Recipient: State Roles and responsibilities • Prepares State Management Plan • Announces funding to locals • Plans & coordinates with other programs • Solicits local applications • Develops project selection criteria • Reviews and selects projects

  10. § 5310 Designated Recipient: State Roles and responsibilities • Forwards program of projects and grant application to FTA • Certifies that local awards are distributed on a fair and equitable basis • Certifies applicants and project eligibility • Ensures subrecipient compliance with Federal requirements

  11. § 5310 Designated Recipient: State Roles and responsibilities • Certifies projects are derived from coordinated plan • Monitors local projects • Oversees project audit and closeout

  12. 5310 Transfer of Funds • State may transfer Section 5310 funds to Section 5311 and/or 5307 • funds must still be used for 5310-eligible projects • State may transfer FHWA flexible funds to Section 5310 • funds treated as 5310

  13. § 5310 Coordinated Planning NEW IN SAFETEA-LU • Locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (urbanized only) • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (urbanized only) • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

  14. § 5310 Selection Process • State project selection may be formula-based or discretionary • States must • Assure equitable distribution per Title VI • Assure projects from local plan • Document cooperative plan development process • Record your ideas on Worksheet 2

  15. § 5310 Program/State Plan State Management Plan • Describes policies and procedures for administering program • May be combined with SMP of other FTA program(s) • Must be approved by and on file with FTA regional office • FTA conducts state management reviews

  16. Summary • § 5310 is a ________ program that funds transportation services for older adults and based on target population. • The § 5310 program is administered by a ______ state ______. 3. Eligible subrecipients are _______, _______, and/or _______.

  17. Summary • Designated § 5310 state agencies have many roles and responsibilities. Name five. 5. A new provision of SAFETEA-LU is that § 5310 projects must now be derived from a ___________________. 6. Projects outside urbanized areas must be included in, or be consistent with the __________ and included in the _________ .

  18. Summary • Regarding competitive selection, a state may use a formula for allocation, imposes its own limitations on use of the funds, or _______________________. • State Management plans must be _______ and _______ with FTA regional office.