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File #: 2022-0659   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Solicitation for Proposals for up to $13,845,982 in funds under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program; and B. ALLOCATING $14,748,981 in FTA Section 5310 funds for Access Services as identified by the FY 2023 funding allocation process for traditional capital projects to support complementary paratransit service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Indexes: Access Services Inc., Accessibility, Americans With Disabilities Act, Application, Budgeting, Capital Project, Capital Project Funds, Distributions (Statistics), Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, Federal Transit Administration, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Grant Aid, Lancaster, Long Beach, Palmdale, Paratransit services, Persons with disabilities, Plan, Program, Program Management, Public Transportation, Research management, Santa Clarita, Section 5307, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - FY23 Section 5310 Funding Allocation Process, 2. Attachment B - FY23 Section 5310 Solicitation for Proposals App. Package
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION SECTION 5310 GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2023

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Solicitation for Proposals for up to $13,845,982 in funds under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program; and

B. ALLOCATING $14,748,981 in FTA Section 5310 funds for Access Services as identified by the FY 2023 funding allocation process for traditional capital projects to support complementary paratransit service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Issue
ISSUE

The FTA apportions Section 5310 funding to Urbanized Areas (UZAs) in Los Angeles County. Consistent with Metro's role as the Designated Recipient of these funds, staff is requesting Board approval to issue a competitive funding opportunity and to allocate available FTA Section 5310 program funding for the recommended purposes above.

Background
BACKGROUND

Metro is the designated recipient of FTA Section 5310 Program funds in the urbanized areas of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (UZA 60020), Santa Clarita (UZA 61770), and Lancaster-Palmdale (UZA 63570), and is responsible for planning, programming, distribution, management, and sub-recipient oversight. Consistent with Metro's Section 5310 Program Management Plan, Metro periodically allocates FTA Section 5310 funds available to Los Angeles County sub-recipient partners via competitive funding opportunities, Access Services via formula allocation, and for Metro's administrative expenses.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Program Description

The FTA Section 5310 Program provides operating and capital assistance for public transportation projects that i) are planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of...

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