Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides grant funding through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation Program to improve mobility for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the MAG Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Program Ad Hoc Committee is to develop the prioritization of applicants to receive FTA Section 5310 grant funds for capital and operating expenses in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area (UZA).

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer Section 5310 funds. The change to the Designated Recipient has resulted in modifications for the submittal of the FTA Section 5310 applications in the MAG region. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards in the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the MAG application process in coordination with the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process.

Notice of 2019 FTA Section 5310 Applicants for the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area

Notice is hereby given that the following organizations have applied for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fiscal Year 2019 Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program for the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area:

ACCEL, Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association, Beacon Group, Benevilla, Central Arizona Council on Developmental Disabilities, Chandler Gilbert Arc, City of Glendale, City of Phoenix, City of Tolleson, Civitan Foundation, Daring Adventures, Developmental Enrichment Centers, Down Syndrome Network, Foothills Caring Corps, Gompers, Independence Plus, Lifewell Behavioral Wellness, Nobody’s Perfect, Northern Arizona University: Civic Service Institute, Northwest Valley Connect, Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS), The Centers for Habilitation (TCH), The Opportunity Tree, Valley Metro, Valley of the Sun YMCA: Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors, VALLEYLIFE

Public comments regarding any of the agencies listed above may contact the Maricopa Association of Governments, Human Services Transportation Planner II, DeDe Gaisthea, 302 N. 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85003, phone (602) 254-6300, or by using the contact links on this page.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by Monday, February 25, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) to the Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 North 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Please mark all application materials, ATTN: DeDe Gaisthea - 5310 Application. The MAG third floor receptionist will mark submitted materials, certifying the date and time applications are received. A receipt can be issued upon request. Submittal of applications must include one (1) original hardcopy with signatures, one (1) photocopy, and one (1) electronic copy (of all documents) on CD/DVD or flash drive. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note, all applicants of FTA Section 5310 funding are federally required to participate in human services transportation coordination efforts. The next MAG Transportation Ambassador Program meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the at the MAG offices, second floor Saguaro Room.

Announcement of the ADOT FTA Section 5310 Application Process

ADOT has released the FY 2019/2020 Section 5310 Notice of Funding Availability for areas outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA boundary. An ADOT application training session took place on Thursday, February 7, 2019. ADOT Section 5310 applications are due on March 14, 2019. Contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG Human Services Transportation Planner II, using the contact links on this page, for more information on the ADOT application training session, or application process. Please note, the ADOT 2019/2020 Section 5310 application process pertains only to those agencies applying in areas outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA. A link to the MAG Regional UZA Boundary Map is provide above for your reference. 

Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee Members

Martin Lucero, City of Surprise, Chair Robert Yabes, City of Tempe, Vice Chair
Ron Brooks, Valley Metro Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix
Carolyn Ballard, Town of Florence Joan Freeman, City of Scottsdale
Christina Panaitescu, City of Goodyear Matt Dudley, City of Glendale
Autumn Grooms, City of El Mirage Jeff Tourdot, Maricopa County
Ed Jones, City of Mesa

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  • Address: 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

  • FAX: (602) 254-6490

  • Email: mag@azmag.gov