Updates from NADTC
NADTC wants to provide you with current resources we believe will be helpful to you. Here's a reminder of a few items of interest.
Newly Approved Coronavirus Relief Funding Bill Will Include 5310 Projects
On January 11, 2021, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $14 billion in federal funding allocations to support public transportation, provided through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) (H.R.133). While not included in the previously funded CARES Act, the Section 5310 eligible programs, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, was allocated $50 million in CRRSAA. The remaining funding will be distributed among eligible Section 5307 and 5311 programs.

Funding allocated to Section 5310 programs can be awarded at 100 percent (no local match required) and should be allocated to the maximum extent possible to payroll and operational expenses, include PPE and sanitization products. All projects are required to be programmed within the locally developed Transportation Improvement Plans (TIP); administered and approved by a State DOT or designated Metropolitan Planning Organization.

FTA has created an informational page, along with frequently asked questions.
Register Now to Learn About Transportation Options for Non-Driver Older Adults
Join NADTC, TransCenter, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET for a free webinar focused on transportation and mobility options for older adults when driving is no longer possible. Topics will include the importance of mobility for social connections and health, the range of mobility options, the role of caregivers, transportation accessibility and ADA considerations. Information on finding community resources for transportation, role of mobility managers, assistance from aging services and Centers for Independent Living, will also be provided. Continuing Education Recognition is available for a $10 fee.

Featured Speakers:
  • Heather Edmonds, Program Associate, NADTC
  • Ken Thompson, Technical Assistance Director, NADTC
Funding Opportunity, USDA Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD)
The USDA has released a funding opportunity to support projects that promote and implement strategic investment plans to build community assets, identify resources, and convene partners to leverage federal, state, local or private funding. Eligible applicants must be located within a rural business development area with a population over 50,000 and have fewer than 50 employees. Both operational and capital projects will be funded.

An informational webinar is planned on February 4, 2021 at 4 pm ET. This event will introduce participants to the application requirements and process.
January 2021
STAY CONNECTED:
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
 Washington, DC 
contact@nadtc.org | 866.983.3222 
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.