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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.
Local units of government (per Indiana Code 36-1-2-10), private non-profit organizations, or operators of public transportation.
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.
INDOT expects to grant about $1.5 million in federal funds for rural areas, and about $1.4 million for small urban areas.
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
Public Transit Program Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., Room -955
Indianapolis, IN 46204