City of Tempe
City of Glendale
Human Services Transportation Planner III
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 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).
FTA guidelines allow large urbanized areas to directly administer the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation funds. This 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 as the Designed Recipient. Agencies applying for Section 5310 awards outside of the Phoenix-Mesa UZA will apply through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) application process. For information on where to apply, please refer to the MAG Regional Boundary Map under the Resources link below.
The FTA Section 5310 formula assistance program for the Phoenix-Mesa UZA, Handbook and Guideline and Application, is now available. The Section 5310 Proposal Assistance Workshop for Phoenix-Mesa UZA program is scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2020, at the MAG offices, second floor, Saguaro Room from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To register for the application training workshop contact Maria Piña at MPina@azmag.gov
Please note, all applicants of FTA Section 5310 funding are federally required to participate in human services transportation coordination efforts. For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA application process or how to participate in regional coordination efforts, contact DeDe Gaisthea, MAG, at DGaisthea@azmag.gov. For information regarding the Section 5310 Phoenix-Mesa UZA Program, contact Wendy Miller, City of Phoenix, at email@example.com.
Applications are due by Monday, February 24, 2020, 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. Please refer to the Section 5310 Handbook at the link above for further information on how to submit your application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
In 2019, ADOT moved to a two year application cycle. Potential applications who did not apply in 2019 will have an opportunity to apply in 2021. For more information regarding the ADOT Section 5310 application process, please contact, Lindsay Post, ADOT Transit Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ann Cochran, ADOT Transit Program Manager, at email@example.com.
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