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New Mexico Department of Transportation: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities & Rural Public Transportation

Deadline: September 4, 2015

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is accepting letters of intent from organizations interested in applying for one of two Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs:

  1. Section 5310 Program: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, which provides capital grants to assist private non-profit organizations and, under certain conditions, public agencies, to provide safe, efficient, and coordinated transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities for whom public transportation is otherwise unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate.
  2. Section 5311 Program: Rural/Non-Urbanized Public Transportation, which provides administrative, operating, and capital funding assistance for rural public transportation. The goal of this program is to enhance the access of people in nonurbanized areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, public services, and recreation; assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in nonurbanized areas; encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all transportation funds used to provide passenger transportation in nonurbanized areas through the
    coordination of programs and services; assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized transportation.

Amount: Varies by program and equipment needed. The Federal share of eligible capital costs may not exceed 80% of the net cost of the activity.

Eligibility: Private nonprofit organizations, governmental authorities where no nonprofit organizations are available to provide service, and governmental authorities approve to coordinate services.

Link: http://dot.state.nm.us/en/Transit_Rail.html

Note: A mandatory letter of intent to apply is due July 2.

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