Elderly and Disabled (5310) Program
This program (49 U.S.C.
5310) provides funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups
in meeting the transportation needs of the elderly and persons with
disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable,
insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. The funding requires a
20% local match.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible
sub-recipients are private non-profit organizations, governmental authorities
where no non-profit organizations are available to provide service, and
governmental authorities approved to coordinate services.
Eligible Activities: This program (49 U.S.C 5310) provides
funds to: 1) serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond
traditional public transportation services, where public transportation is
insufficicent, inappropriate, or unavailable; 2) projects that exceed the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); 3) projects that
improve access to fixed-route service and decreased reliance on complimentary
paratransit; and 4) projects that are alternatives to public transportation.
Management Plan for the 5310 Program
Circular: Transportation for Elderly Person and Persons with