Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program

Federal Transit Grant 5310 is a federal funding program administered by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) that supports the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities and older adults. The program is designed to enhance mobility options and improve transportation services for these populations, helping them maintain their independence and participate fully in their communities.



The 2023 5310 Call for Projects is closed.  See the program in action!

A More Equitable Transportation System.

The 5310 program plays a critical role in promoting accessible transportation and supporting the mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Through this program, communities can work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable transportation system, where all individuals have access to the transportation options they need to live their lives to the fullest.

Learn more about the Awards

There was $13.2 million available for the 2023 call for projects, covering funding from Fiscal Year 2022, and funding for Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024. Read more about the awards below.

The RTA will not issue another call for projects until February 2025. The Call for Projects process isoutlined here. Inquiries about the program can be made to: i[email protected]

How the money is used

The 5310 program provides funding for a variety of transportation-related projects, including the purchase of accessible vehicles, provision of mobility management services, and improvement of infrastructure such as sidewalks, curb cuts, and bus stops. Eligible applicants include public transportation providers, government entities, and non-profit organizations.

The program is funded by the federal government, and funding is distributed through a competitive grant process. The FTA awards grants to eligible applicants based on a number of factors, including the applicant’s proposed project and its alignment with the program’s goals and priorities.

In addition to improving mobility options for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the 5310 program also aims to support local communities in meeting the transportation needs of their residents. By investing in transportation infrastructure and services, the program helps create more accessible, sustainable, and livable communities.

Resources and Tools

Various resources and tools are available to help applicants prepare for funding. Here are a few examples:

  • FTA Website: The FTA website provides a wealth of information on the 5310 program, including program guidelines, application deadlines, and eligibility criteria. It also includes resources on the grant application process.
  • Technical Assistance: The RTA will provide technical assistance to applicants who are seeking funding through the 5310 program. Technical assistance may include support from RTA staff or access to resources such as webinars.
  • National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC): The NADTC provides technical assistance, training, and resources to support transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The center offers a variety of resources on topics such as mobility management, accessible transportation, and partnership development.
  • National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM): The NCMM provides technical assistance and resources to support the development and implementation of mobility management programs. These programs aim to improve access to transportation for all individuals, including seniors and individuals with disabilities.

By leveraging these resources and tools, applicants can better understand the 5310 program requirements and develop strong grant proposals that effectively address the mobility needs of seniors and individuals with disabilitis.