Funding Solicitation — Section 5310 Program

2020 Solicitation — Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is pleased to announce the availability of $26.1 million in funding to enhance mobility options for seniors and persons with disabilities.

This funding, administered by NYSDOT and made available through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310), is intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to traditional transportation services and by expanding community mobility options.  

Funding for projects will be awarded through a competitive solicitation process and will require an applicant match. Prospective projects will be rated based on established criteria that includes performance measures, project relationship to identified gaps in service, and degree of integration and coordination with local transportation planning efforts.

Information regarding assistance identifying candidate projects, program guidance, application forms and details on program webinars will be on found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/policy-and-strategy/public-transportation/specialized-transportation/5310 shortly. Completed applications will be accepted electronically through March 16, 2020. For further information on this program opportunity or if you have any questions related to the posted materials, please contact NYSDOT at 5310MobilityApplications@dot.ny.gov or (518) 457-8335. Do not contact A/GFTC regarding 5310 application materials.

As part of the application process, applicants are required to reference the A/GFTC Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (click for link). This plan was adopted on July 10, 2018. Questions regarding the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan may be directed to A/GFTC via email to jmance@agftc.org.

Draft 2020-21 UPWP available

The draft of A/GFTC’s annual work program is available for public comment between now and February 10, 2020. The UPWP is the annual listing of planned staff activities intended to support and advance regional transportation planning objectives. The draft is available under the Publications sections as the 2020-2021 UPWP (draft). Printed copies are also available on request. Comments may be transmitted to A/GFTC at 11 South Street, Suite 203, Glens Falls, NY 12801, through utilization of the contact module, or by email to info@agftc.org. Questions may also be directed by phone at (518) 223-0086.