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5310 Information2018-12-05T09:39:12-05:00

OKI Section 5310 Program

Goal—To improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation services and expanding transportation mobility options.

Increased mobility to:

  • Employment
  • Medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Educational opportunities

Grant covers 80% of the capital cost

Applicants must be listed in the OKI Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan


Available Funding – 2018-19

  • Funding—Under FAST ACT, apportionments are provided to large and small urbanized areas and rural areas.
  • Funding Amount for Cincinnati Urbanized Area:
    • FY 2017 Funds Available for Projects* $1,075,386
    • FY 2018 Funds Available for Projects* $1,266,346
    • Total Available $2,341,732

* net 10% reduction each fiscal year for administration and any prior year overages


2018-19 Award Timeline

  • December 6, 2018 Section 5310 Workshop
  • January 18, 2019 Public Notice of Project
  • February 1, 2019 Applications Due
  • February 2019             Oversight Team review
  • February 2019             OptionalVerbal Presentation
  • March 7, 2019             ICC Review
  • March 9, 2019             Executive Committee Action
  • April 2019             Submitted for FTA Review and Approval
  • May 2019             Projects Awarded in FTA Grant
  • Summer 2019             Sub-recipient Agreements Executed – Projects Initiated


Oversight Team

  • Butler County Regional Transit Authority
  • Clermont Senior Services
  • Clermont Transportation Connection
  • Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Northern Kentucky Area Development District
  • Queen City Transportation
  • TANK
  • Wesley Community Services

Eligible Applicants

    1. A private nonprofit organization
    2. State or local governmental authority that:

Is approved by a state to coordinate services for seniors and individuals with disabilities; or

Certifies that there are no nonprofit organizations readily available in the area to provide the service.

Eligible Activities

Traditional Section 5310 (at least 55%) project examples include:

  • buses and vans and related activities (maintenance, lifts, ramps)
  • Passenger facilities – benches, shelters
  • mobility management programs
  • acquisition of transportation services under a contract, lease, or other arrangement

Nontraditional Section 5310 (up to 45%) project examples include:

  • travel training and volunteer driver programs
  • building an accessible path to a bus stop, including curb-cuts, sidewalks, accessible pedestrian signals or other accessible features
  • improving signage, or way-finding technology
  • incremental cost of providing same day service or door-to-door service
  • purchasing vehicles to support new accessible taxi, ride sharing and/or vanpooling programs


Evaluation Criteria

Criteria Points Available
Filling Gaps in service to target populations 0-15
Undertaking Coordinated Plan strategies 0-15
How well your project serves the target populations 0-15
Coordinated efforts to eliminate/reduce duplication in services 0-25
Project sustainability and steps taken to ensure 0-15
Quantification of anticipated benefits 0-15