Cherriots Grants Serve Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Funds Available for Transportation Projects Serving Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Federal Transit Administration will be announcing the availability of federal fiscal year 2018 Section 5310 Formula funds (estimated at $232,898) this year. 5310 funds can be used for public transportation projects serving seniors and individuals with disabilities (Section 5310) within the Salem-Keizer urban growth boundary. Matching local funds are required for this grant. The match ratio is dependent on the type of project proposed.

Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) is a designated recipient of federal Section 5310 funds for the Salem-Keizer urban area, and is responsible for soliciting for projects on an annual basis. During two public meetings, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review and rank applications for 5310 dollars, and the Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee (STFAC) will review grant proposals and make a project priority ranking recommendation to the SAMTD Board. There will be time for public testimony at the TAC and STFAC meetings. 

Grant awards for these projects are eligible for reimbursement through June 30, 2019. One eligibility requirement is that projects must be listed in the Cherriots “Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan” dated August, 2016. Please refer to the corresponding grant application instructions for all of the eligibility requirements for organizations and projects.

Any organization interested in submitting a proposal may download instructions and application below. Questions should be directed to Ted Stonecliffe, SAMTD, 555 Court St NE, Suite 5230, Salem, OR  97301, phone 503-588-2424, e-mail Applications must be received by 12:00 noon, March 19, 2018 to be considered.

CLICK HERE to download the Grant Application Instructions

CLICK HERE to download the Grant Application Form (Fillable PDF)

CLICK HERE to download the Grant Application  (Word document)

CLICK HERE to download the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan dated August, 2016.

CLICK HERE to download the Program Management Plan for the Salem and Keizer Urbanized Area’s Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program