Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 7, 2014
REVISED January 7, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program - FDOT 5310 Program Grant Application


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Manager, Ext 7440

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

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-14-0010 authorizing the signing and submission of a grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for FY2015/2016 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310, "Elderly and Persons with Disabilities" program funding.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Comprehensive Plan - Section 6 Mass Transit

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 5310 Grant Application, if awarded, will provide capital and operating assistance funding to support eligible expenditures and services to meet the special needs of the elderly and persons 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 support operational expenditures of paratransit (i.e. Handy Bus) services.
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (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 FY15/16 application represents 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 $542,164.00.  The total dollar value reflects a cost sharing with the FTA of $433,731.20 (80%); FDOT, $54,216.40 (10%); and Manatee County, $54,216.40 (10%).
  • The FY15/16 application also 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 FY16 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

Instructions to Board Records

Provide two original signed copies of Resolution R-14-0010 and two original signed copies of grant application to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Public Works Department, Transit Division, (Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org)

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$54,216.40 County Match Funds (Capital); $54,216.40 State FDOT Funds (Captial) $200,000 County Match Funds Operational (In-Kind match salaries); $633,731.20 Federal Funds, Total $942.164.00; 4350012100 Transit-Paratransit

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Res R-14-0010.pdf