Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 2, 2014
December 2, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

FTA Section 5310 Notice of Grant Award


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

Adoption of Resolution R-14-171 authorizing the Chairman to accept and execute a grant award with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for FY2014/2015 Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 “Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities” Program in the amount of $568,426.00.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 341, Florida Statutes, Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code, Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element, Section 5310 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Act of 1964, as amended.

Background Discussion
  • On January 7, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners approved submittal of an application to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for Section 5310 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program Grant funding.  The FY2015 application represented a request for four (4) Para-Transit/Handy Bus Vehicles to replace vehicles at the conclusion of their useful life for a total cost of $568,426.00. 
  • On November 4, 2014, the Notice of Grant Award/FL-16-0039, FY 2014/15, was received from FDOT.  The Notice of FTA Section 5310 Grant Award provided funding of the amount requested, and designated funding to support capital expenses of Para Transit/Handy Bus Vehicles to meet the special needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities which are not currently funded through the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) for a total cost of $568,426.00.
  • The total dollar value of the award reflects a cost sharing with the FTA of $454,740.00 (80%); FDOT $56,843.00 (10%); and Manatee County $56,843.00 (10%).  The 10% local share required to meet grant criteria is currently allocated to the FY 2014/15 Para Transit operating budget to support the Manatee County share of cost.
  • In effect, the FTA Section 5310 capital assistance affords an opportunity to improve service delivery for Manatee County's Para Transit program, which benefits the elderly and persons with disabilities in our community.

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 three (3) signed copies of  5310 Notice of Grant Award to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, who will then forward executed agreements to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Also, along with the Notice of Grant Award, please include two (2) certified copies of Resolution R-14-171 to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org.  A fully executed, signed Notice of Grant Award will be forwarded to Board Records upon return.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
435-0012100 Para Transit Operating: $56,843.00 County Matching Funds; $454,740.00 Federal FTA Funds; $56,843.00 FDOT Funds, Total $568,426.00.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  5310 Notice of Grant Award 2014 FY15.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-14-171 FTA Section 5310 Notice of Grant Award.pdf