Bureau of Public Transportation

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Grant Program


The Section 5310 grant application cycle using funds from Federal Fiscal Year 2018 has concluded.  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has received applications totaling more than $6.5 million in requested Federal funding and is currently in the process of reviewing and ranking applications, in coordination with the Regional Councils of Governments.

Projects are expected to be selected for inclusion in the CTDOT’s grant proposal to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in August 2019. Applicants will receive notification of inclusion in or exclusion from the grant proposal shortly thereafter. Once FTA approves the grant, an official Award Notice will be posted to the Public on the State’s BizNet portal, likely in early 2020.

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.