Funding Available to Enhance Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Tuesday, February 24,2015
The Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides approximately $850,000 in 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.
The program is administered by MORPC for the Columbus, Ohio Urbanized Area. Eligible recipients include state or local government authorities, private non-profit organizations, or public or private operators of public transportation services. The deadline for requests is March 18, 2015.
“The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is prepared to bring forward this grant opportunity to transportation providers in the region,” stated Thea Walsh, MORPC Transportation Systems & Funding Director. “We will be leveraging the relationships with our members to get the word out about the program and how it can be used to improve transportation services in Central Ohio.”
Funds are available each federal fiscal year and are distributed following a MORPC review and approval process. A Section 5310 information session will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus.