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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Subject
Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Capital and Operating Assistance Grant Applications

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

William P. Steele, Transit Manager, Ext 7440

Chad Butzow, P.E., Deputy Director of Field Operations, Ext 7432



Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-15-016 and authorize the execution of capital and operating assistance grant applications with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for FY 2015/16 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 341, Florida Statutes, Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code, Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element.

Background Discussion
  • The FDOT 5310 Grant Applications, if awarded, will provide capital and operating assistance funding to support eligible expenditures and services to meet the special needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities which are not currently funded through the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD).
  • The 5310 grants are used for capital and/or operational expenditures of paratransit (i.e. Handy Bus) services.
  • The FDOT serves as the "Designated Recipient" for the FTA Section 5310 Program.  Eligible applicants must apply to the FDOT for FTA Section 5310 program funding.
  • The FY 15/16 capital assistance application represents a request for five (5) Paratransit Handy Bus Vehicles to replace vehicles at the conclusion of their useful life for a total of $700,000.00.  The total dollar value reflects a cost sharing with the FTA of $560,000.00 (80%); FDOT $70,000.00 (10%); and Manatee County Transit $70,000.00 (10%).
  • The FY 15/16 operating assistance application represents a request for operational assistance funding with a total value of $400,000.00 to support the operational expenses of paratransit services.  The total dollar value reflects a cost sharing with the FTA of $200,000.00 (50%) local share required to meet grant criteria.  This dollar value will need to be allocated to the FY 16 Transit-Paratransit operation budget to support the Manatee County share of costs.  Note that the local share can be offset by in-kind eligible expenditures (salaries).


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Provide two certified copies of Resolution R-15-016 and two original signed copies of grant applications to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Public Works Department, Transit Division, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org, Ext 7354.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$70,000 County Match Funds (Capital); $70,000 State FDOT Funds (Capital); $200,000 County Match Funds Operating (In-Kind match salaries); $760,000 Federal Funds, Total $1,100,000.00; 435-0012100 Transit Paratransit.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  5310 Application FY15 Resolution R15-016.pdf
Attachment:  5310 Application FY15 Checklist for Application Completeness-Capital.pdf
Attachment:  5310 Application FY15 Checklist for Application Completeness-Oper.pdf