Now Accepting Section 5310 Grant Applications

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) and Valley Transit is now accepting applications for Section 5310 Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Assistance Program for the Appleton Urbanized Area. The goal of the 5310 Program and the Appleton Transportation Management Area (TMA) is to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities through financial assistance. To provide tools to overcome barriers that Americans with disabilities face in seeking integration into the workforce and full participation in society.

Typical Section 5310 projects include human service vehicles (HSV), operating projects such as volunteer driver or voucher programs, and mobility management programs. Maximum funding percentages for each project type can be found below:

Project Type Federal Share Local Share
Vehicle 80% 20%
Mobility Management Project 80% 20%
Operating Project 50% 50%

Valley Transit is eligible to receive 45% of the available funding (10% of which can be for administrative costs for managing the program).  Only non-profit organizations serving seniors or people with disabilities are eligible for the remaining (55%) funds. The funds can be used for capital purchases, mobility management programs and operating projects.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 27, 2021

The Appleton TMA receives funding for the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program annually, but solicits applications on a biennial basis. Every odd year the Appleton TMA will solicit projects for the following two program years. Project recipients are selected based on project rankings.

Disclaimer: projects selected for the second year of the biennial solicitation will be selected based on the previous year funding levels and are subject to change when final funding numbers are received.

Additional information and application instructions can be found on ECWRPC’s website:

If you have any questions, please email Adam Bellcorelli.

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