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Specialized Transit

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA)SECTION 5310 PROGRAM authorizes capital grants to private nonprofit organizations to assist in providing transportation for the elderly and/or persons with disabilities. Provides up to 80% of all costs for equipment, with the 20% match coming from other than federal funds.

Coordinated community transit systems can obtain these vehicles to serve a wide range of agencies serving elderly and/or disabled clients.

Grant application information, forms and timetables can be obtained by contacting Lisa Donner, 605.773.4169 or Sallie Collins, 605.773.7038 or Jeff Rutz, 605.773.8082

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Eligible Sub-grantees

  • Nonprofit corporations serving elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • Public bodies approved by SDDOT to coordinate transportation services for elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • Public bodies which certify to the Governor that no nonprofit organizations are readily available to provide transportation services for elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • Sub-grantee must be part of a coordinated Public Transit - Human Services transportation plan

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