Elderly and Disabled (5310) Program
This program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides formula
funding to States for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit organizations
or Governmental entities in meeting the transportation needs of the elderly
and persons with disabilities. 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.
This program (49 U.S.C 5310) provides Capital/Vehicle funds to: 1) serve the
special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public
transportation services, where public transportation is in-sufficient,
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.
Circular: Transportation for Elderly Person and Persons with