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Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT > Multimodal > Transit > Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities

Purpose

The Federal Section 5310 grant program is intended to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities by providing funds for programs to serve the special needs of transit-dependent populations beyond traditional public transportation services and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services.

Eligible Recipients

Local units of government (per Indiana Code 36-1-2-10), private non-profit organizations, or operators of public transportation.

Eligible Activities

Specialized transportation projects planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities when public transportation is insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable.

CY 2014 Funding

Actual funding level for 2014: $1 Million

Federal share for capital projects is 80%. The grantee provide 20% local cash match.

CY 2014 Grant Application

Per federal legislation, INDOT will only solicit applications from interested parties in small urban areas (50,000 to 200,000 population), and rural areas (below 50,000 population).  

Interested agencies that propose service to areas over 200,000 population (Lake/Porter counties, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Indianapolis, Clark/Floyd counties) should contact their local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  A list of these MPOs can be found at http://www.indianampo.com/MPO/mpos.htm

Contact Information

Brian Jones
Public Transit Program Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., Room -955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-1493
bjones@indot.in.gov