Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 9, 2018
REVISED January 9, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #40

State Public Transit Block Grant Program Funding for Fiscal Year 2017/18


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 x 7432

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-18-006 authorizing the execution and submittal of a Five-Year Joint Participation Agreement (JPA), Financial Project Number 410141-1-84-03, Contract No. G0R49 with an end date of December 30, 2022. This JPA with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) provides for eligible operating assistance expenses in FY 2017/18 in the amount of $929,300.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 341, Florida Statutes
Florida Administrative Code
Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element

Background Discussion
  • The State Public Transit Block Grant Program was established by the Florida Legislature to provide a stable source of annual funding for public transit and is utilized by Manatee County Government to support Fixed Route Transit operations.
  • Manatee County Government has complied with all program requirements necessary to qualify as a recipient of the FY 2017/18 annual allocation of State Public Transit Block Grant Program funding. This funding will be used for eligible operating expenses in the current fiscal year (i.e. FY 2017/18).
  • Funding for the State Public Transit Block Grant is a 50/50 cost sharing program with the FDOT. The $929,300.00 local share required to meet grant criteria is currently allocated in the FY 2017/18 Fixed Route Transit operating budget to support the Manatee County Government share of costs.
  • Funds are awarded by the FDOT to those public transit providers that are eligible to receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 (urbanized areas) and 5311 (non-urbanized areas) funding. The funding for subsequent years is based upon appropriation levels and a statewide distribution formula.
  • Resolution R-18-006 authorizes the execution of a multi-year JPA with the FDOT for State Public Transit Block Grant Program funding. After the JPA is fully executed, it will remain in effect until December 30, 2022. Annual JPAs will not be required; however, annual execution of a Multi-Year JPA Notification of Funding form is required to receive annual funding allocations over the Five-Year JPA period.

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 the Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org, x 7354, to be forwarded to the Florida Department of Transportation. A fully executed JPA will be forwarded to Board Records upon return.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Transit Operating: $929,300.00 and FDOT: $929,300.00

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

Attachment:  G0R49 Manatee Block Grant JPA for sign.pdf
Attachment:  R-18-006 State Public Transit Block Grant Program Resolution (2).pdf