Bureau of Public Transportation

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Grant Program


The most recent Section 5310 grant application cycle concluded in April 2019.  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) received applications totaling more than $6.5 million in requested Federal funding.

CTDOT has coordinated with the Regional Councils of Governments (RCOGs) to select the projects that will be included in the grant proposal to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Traditional applicants were notified of their award status in August 2019. Nontraditional applicants will be notified of their award status upon FTA approval of the grant, estimated to occur in early 2020. An official Award Notice will be posted to the Public on the State‚Äôs BizNet portal at this time, as well.

Interested applicants will have another opportunity to apply for Section 5310 grant funding in late Winter/early Spring of 2020. Please check this page often for updates.

Program Overview
Section 5310 is a federal grant program intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.

It supports transportation services planned, designed and carried out to meet the special transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities in all areas of Connecticut and provides funding for both traditional capital investment and nontraditional investment beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services.

The Section 5310 grant program is open to private nonprofit organizations, states or local government authorities, and operators of public transportation. Typical projects include the purchase of accessible vehicles, mobility management programs, travel voucher programs, and operating support of volunteer driver programs or demand response services.

For more information about the grant program, please click on the links below.