Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program
The Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides Federal funding to improve mobility for seniors and people with disabilities. This program provides grant funds for capital expenses for vehicles and related equipment used to transport seniors and people with disabilities and activities related to mobility management. Funds may also be used for operating projects which specifically serve seniors and people with disabilities, travel training to instruct persons with disabilities on using fixed-route bus services, and capital projects to remove barriers at bus stops for persons with disabilities. See the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 9070.1G for complete information on the Section 5310 program.
Awarded Federal Funds, Competitive Process, and Designated Recipient and Sub-recipients
The application period for funds to be used in 2016 closed on August 28, 2015 and program funding for 2016 was awarded to the following successful applicants.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) managed the competitive process for the selection of projects that received Section 5310 funds for 2016. This process involved a scoring panel that evaluated and scored submitted projects based on criteria developed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). SEWRPC staff, in coordination with Milwaukee County staff, also developed a Program Management and Recipient Coordination Plan that explains the procedures for administering the Section 5310 program and application process.
For large urbanized areas, like the Milwaukee Urbanized Area, a public entity must be designated as the recipient of Section 5310 funding. For the Milwaukee Urbanized Area, Milwaukee County has been selected as the designated recipient. The County is responsible for receiving and administering the Section 5310 funds and will be working with the successful applicants on executing and managing grant agreements.
Second Application Period Now Open
Since there is remaining 2016 Federal funding for the Milwaukee Urbanized Area, a second application period for 2016 funds is now open and applications are being accepted through the WisDOT BlackCat software program through Monday, April 11, 2016. If you are a returning applicant, please continue to use your existing user name and password to access the Black Cat program. If you are applying for the first time, please send an email with the following information to Joe Delmagori (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Muhs (email@example.com) of the Commission staff so that you can receive a username and password for accessing the account that will be created for you in the BlackCat system:
The Milwaukee Urbanized Area includes parts of the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha. Private, non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies that provide services within the urbanized area (see map) to seniors and people with disabilities can submit an application for Section 5310 funding through the competitive process managed by SEWRPC staff. If your service area is outside of the Milwaukee Urbanized Area, you can apply for funding through WisDOT.
Application Period for 2017 Section 5310 Funding
SEWRPC staff anticipates that the application period for 2017 funds will open in June of 2016. Please check here and the WisDOT Section 5310 website for more information on the Section 5310 program as it becomes available.
For more information regarding the Section 5310 program within the Milwaukee Urbanized Area and the application process, please contact Joseph Delmagori (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Muhs (email@example.com) of the Commission staff at (262) 547-6721.