Representing Small, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Providers Statewide
Notice of METRO Funding Availability: Federal Section 5310, Section 5316, and Section 5317 Programs
On January 26, 2017, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved the release of the
Year 2017 Solicitation for Proposals & Application Package for
Federal Section 5310, Section 5316, and Section 5317 Programs.
The deadline for applications is April 28, 2017.
purpose of these programs is to provide federal assistance to fund projects and
programs that: (i) improve mobility for seniors and individuals with
disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding the
transportation mobility options available; (ii) improve access to
transportation services to employment and employment-related activities for
welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals, and to transport
residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to suburban employment
opportunities; and (iii) provide additional tools to reduce
barriers to transportation services and expand mobility options available to
persons with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Private nonprofit organizations, state or local government authorities, and
operators of public transportation services with continuing and new ready-to-go
public transportation projects serving the urbanized areas of Los Angeles
County, Santa Clarita, and Lancaster-Palmdale may apply for these grants.
This funding is being made available through the Federal Transit Administration
(FTA) as part of Metro’s Pass-Through Grants process.
Metro will use a competitive selection process to award available federal
grants to eligible agencies after the evaluation of proposals by an external
panel and approval by the Metro Board of Directors. Approved awards will be
authorized through executed Funding Agreements by/between successful applicants
Interested applicants are highly encouraged to register and attend one of
three informational workshops on February 14, 15, and 16. The workshops
will provide an overview of each Program, the funding opportunities, and
application process. Go to https://www.metro.net/projects/fta5310/
and select the “Workshop” tab for schedule and registration information.