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Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for eligible applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Federal Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.  This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5310 (CFDA 20.521).

The Federal Section 5310 funds made available for the FY2019 Solicitation for Proposals include FTA funds apportioned for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018, 2019 and 2020 as authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The current application cycle will fund eligible projects that best achieve program goals and meet program requirements as detailed in the FY 2019 Solicitation for Proposals & Application Package.  The solicitation is a competitive selection process that will result in the award of available federal grant funds apportioned by the FTA to eligible agencies through Metro.  Approved awards will be authorized by way of fully executed funding agreements by/between successful applicants and Metro.

The Section 5310 Program provides operating and capital assistance to eligible private non-profit organizations, State or local government authorities, and/or operators of public transportation under specific conditions, for public transportation projects that: i) are planned, designed and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable; ii) exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and/or iii) improve access to fixed route service and decrease reliance on complementary paratransit, and  for alternatives to public transportation projects that assist seniors and individuals with disabilities. Total grant funding available is estimated at $10,201,958 for eligible applicants and projects.

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