CALACT | California Association for Coordinated Transportation

Representing Small, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Providers Statewide

Caltrans Announcement of 5310 Call for Projects

Caltrans has announced the Call for Projects for the FTA Section 5310 Formula Grants for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (new Caltrans website: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/rail-and-mass-transportation/enhanced-mobility-of-seniors-and-individuals-with-disabilities-program-fta-5310 - please note that the website is under construction and links may not work).

This program provides grant funds for capital, mobility management and operating projects that will remove barriers to transportation services or expand options for seniors and people with disabilities. Projects must be included in the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan: https://mtc.ca.gov/sites/default/files/MTC_Coordinated_Plan.pdf. Please see the attached factsheet for more details. This cycle will include two years of federal funding for FY 2018 and FY 2019.

Under this program, Caltrans has two funding categories: Large Urbanized Areas (UZAs), and Small Urbanized/Rural Areas. Applicants in the Bay Area’s Small Urbanized/Rural Areas will compete in a statewide competitive process. Applicants in the Bay Area’s Large UZAs will compete within the UZA where the project is located. If you are unsure if your project is in a Large UZA or in the Small Urbanized and Rural Areas, please see the attached map, or contact me with your questions.

Caltrans uses an electronic application process for the 5310 Program. For this call for projects, all applications must be submitted through the Caltrans Electronic Grants Management BlackCat System. The application process is open now. If you do not have access to BlackCat, please contact me.

An application workshop webinar is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, July 17th. This webinar will be recorded, and accessible through BlackCat. If you are unable to participate in the July 17th webinar, please contact me.

Applications are due on Friday, September 6, 2019. The general schedule for this cycle is:

September 6,                2019 Applications are due

December 2019 Draft project list submitted to the California Transportation Commission

January 2020              Final project list announced

Spring 2020                 Successful Applicant Webinar; Grant submitted to FTA;

Standard Agreement process initiated; Procurement process begins

If you have any questions regarding this call for projects (project eligibility, application assistance, schedule and process, and federal compliance information), please contact me at (415) 778-5309 or dshelton@bayaremetro.gov.

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