Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

FY 2015/2016 State Block Grant Program FPID No. 410141-1-84-02


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org (941) 747-8621 x7440

Chad Butzow, P.E., Deputy Director of Field Operations Services, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7450 x7432

Action Requested
Authorize the Chairperson to execute the Fiscal Year 2015/16 Multi-Year Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) Notification of Funding (NOF) for State Public Transit Block Grant Program funding. This is a funding agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the amount of $885,243.00, Contract No. AQQ23, FPID No.410141-1-84-02.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 341, Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element, Resolution R-12-196

Background Discussion
  • On September 11, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners approved and executed Resolution R-12-196 authorizing the execution of a multi-year JPA with the FDOT for State Public Transit Block Grant Program funding.  The JPA was fully executed and signed on September 19, 2012, and will remain in effect until December 29, 2017.  Annual JPAs are not required; however, a Multi-Year JPA Notification of Funding form is required to receive the annual funding allocation.
  • The Public Transit Block Grant Program was established by the Florida Legislature to provide a stable source of annual funding to public transit and is utilized by Manatee County to support fixed route operations.
  • The State of Florida Department of Transportation has programmed the funding amounts above in the most currently adopted Work Program.  Funds are awarded by FDOT to those public transit providers that are eligible to receive FTA Section 5307 (urbanized areas) and 5311 (non-urbanized areas) funding, and to Community Transportation Coordinators (CTCs).  The funding for subsequent years is based upon federal and/or state appropriation levels and distribution formula.
  • The FDOT Block Grant funding cannot exceed the transit funding available from local revenue sources in a given fiscal year.  It is the intent of the Department to participate in the project to the level of Department funding encumbered and consistent with Section 341.052, F.S.  
  • Manatee County has complied with all the program requirements necessary to qualify as a recipient of the FY 2015/16 annual allocation of State Public Transit Block Grant Program funding in the amount of $885,243.00.  This funding is used for operating expenses in the current fiscal year (i.e. FY 2015/16).

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return two (2) copies of Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) NOF to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, (941)-708-7450 x7354, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org, to be forwarded to the FDOT.  A fully executed, signed JPA NOF will be forwarded to Board Records upon return.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
435-9002718 - $885,243.00

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
This portion of expense in the above cost center is a revenue from FDOT.

Attachment:  Resolution R-12-196.pdf
Attachment:  41014141-1NOF FY15-16 Manatee.pdf