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Section 5310: Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration SAFETEA-LU Curriculum August 7, 2007. Learner Objectives.

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section 5310 elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities program

Section 5310: Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration

SAFETEA-LU Curriculum

August 7, 2007

learner objectives
Learner Objectives
  • Provide accurate information, interpretation and guidance to FAQ’s about the § 5310 Program’s:
    • Overall intent
    • Entities eligible for funding
    • Eligible activities
    • Required elements for participation
    • Eligible capital and operations expenses
  • Support your independent use of § 5310 Program resource materials
  • Share knowledge about the § 5310 Program with FTA Headquarters and Regional staff colleagues
where to find section 5310 guidance
Where to Find Section 5310 Guidance
  • FTA’s Circular 9070.1F, Program Guidance and Application Instructions http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/leg_reg_circulars_guidance.html.
  • Section 5310 Grant Program Overview at http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3556.html
5310 overview
§ 5310 Overview
  • Services for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Formula program based on target population
  • State-administered for all communities
  • Primary subrecipients are typically non-profit organizations
5310 eligibility
§ 5310 Eligibility
  • Capital projects
    • Primarily funds vehicles & equipment
    • Under § 5310, “capital” also includes
      • Purchase of service
      • Mobility management
    • 80/20 Federal/local match
      • 90/10 for CAA / ADA equipment
5310 eligibility continued
§ 5310 Eligibility (continued)
  • Operating projects
    • Pilot for “operations” in 7 states
    • Up to 33% of state’s total
    • 50/50 Federal/local match
  • State administrative expenses
    • Up to 10% of state’s total
    • 100% Federal

NEW

wait wait don t tell me
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
  • It’s time for an exercise
  • Turn to worksheet 1
  • Assemble into small teams
  • Take 10 minutes to answer the questions
  • Valuable prizes await the winning team(s)
5310 designated recipients
§ 5310 Designated Recipients
  • Designated state agency
  • Eligible subrecipients:
    • Private non-profit organizations
    • Governmental authorities if no non-profit
    • Governmental authorities approved for coordination
5310 designated recipient state
§ 5310 Designated Recipient: State

Roles and responsibilities

  • Prepares State Management Plan
  • Announces funding to locals
  • Plans & coordinates with other programs
  • Solicits local applications
  • Develops project selection criteria
  • Reviews and selects projects
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§ 5310 Designated Recipient: State

Roles and responsibilities

  • Forwards program of projects and grant application to FTA
  • Certifies that local awards are distributed on a fair and equitable basis
  • Certifies applicants and project eligibility
  • Ensures subrecipient compliance with Federal requirements
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§ 5310 Designated Recipient: State

Roles and responsibilities

  • Certifies projects are derived from coordinated plan
  • Monitors local projects
  • Oversees project audit and closeout
5310 transfer of funds
5310 Transfer of Funds
  • State may transfer Section 5310 funds to Section 5311 and/or 5307
    • funds must still be used for 5310-eligible projects
  • State may transfer FHWA flexible funds to Section 5310
    • funds treated as 5310
5310 coordinated planning
§ 5310 Coordinated Planning

NEW IN SAFETEA-LU

  • Locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (urbanized only)
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (urbanized only)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
5310 selection process
§ 5310 Selection Process
  • State project selection may be formula-based or discretionary
  • States must
    • Assure equitable distribution per Title VI
    • Assure projects from local plan
    • Document cooperative plan development process
  • Record your ideas on Worksheet 2
5310 program state plan
§ 5310 Program/State Plan

State Management Plan

  • Describes policies and procedures for administering program
  • May be combined with SMP of other FTA program(s)
  • Must be approved by and on file with FTA regional office
  • FTA conducts state management reviews
summary
Summary
  • § 5310 is a ________ program that funds transportation services for older adults and based on target population.
  • The § 5310 program is administered by a

______ state ______.

3. Eligible subrecipients are _______, _______,

and/or _______.

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Summary
  • Designated § 5310 state agencies have many roles and responsibilities. Name five.

5. A new provision of SAFETEA-LU is that § 5310 projects must now be derived from a ___________________.

6. Projects outside urbanized areas must be included in, or be consistent with the __________ and included in the _________ .

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Summary
  • Regarding competitive selection, a state may use a formula for allocation, imposes its own limitations on use of the funds, or _______________________.
  • State Management plans must be _______ and _______ with FTA regional office.