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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 Fiscal 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.

The collective 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 and Metro.

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.

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