Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #40

Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities JPA


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William P. 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-14-162 authorizing the Chairman to accept and execute a grant award with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for FY2014/2015 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 "Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities" Program in the amount of $271,172.00

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

Background Discussion
  • On January 8, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners approved the submittal of an application to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for Section 5310 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program Grant funding.  The FY2013 application represented a request for operating assistance funding in the amount of $1,158,062.00.  The total dollar value reflected a cost sharing with the FTA of $579,028.00 (50%) and Manatee County $579,028.00 (50%).
  • On October 8, 2014 the final Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) FPN 435860-1-84-01 was received from FDOT.  The JPA provided partial funding of the amount requested, and designated funding to support operating expenses of Para Transit (i.e. Handy Bus) services to meet the special needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities which are not currently funded through the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantage (FCTD) for a total cost of $542,344.00.
  • The total dollar value of the award reflects a cost sharing with the FTA of $271,172.00 (50%) and Manatee County $271,172.00 (50%).  The 50% 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 2310 operating assistance affords an opportunity to enhance the local Para Transit program to benefit the elderly and persons with disabilities in our community.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please print three (3) copies of Joint Participation Agreement (JPA), have signed and returned to me to be forwarded to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  Also, along with the JPA, please include three (3) original or originally certified Resolutions R-14-162 and copy of the minutes to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org.  The agreement date and contract number will be completed by the FDOT during agreement execution.  A fully executed, signed JPA will be forwarded to Board Records upon return.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
435-0012100 Para Transit Operating: $271,172.00 County Matching Funds; $271,172.00 Federal Transit Administration Funds, Total $579,028.00

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2013 FY14-5310 - 435860-1 FINAL Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-14-162 Section 5310 JPA Execution.pdf