Below are currently available transit funding opportunities. This page will be updated as more funding opportunities open up through the FBRMPO and other agencies and organizations such as the FTA and NADTC.
Current/Ongoing Transit Grant Opportunities
The French Broad River MPO holds the call for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (49 USC Section 5310). The 5310 Program provides FTA funding to aid non-profit organizations, private operators, and public agencies in providing coordinated transportation services that are designed, planned, and implemented in order to meet the needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities.
The current call for 5310 and JARC applications has closed
Section 5310 Program and Eligibility Requirements
5310 funds are available for capital and operating expenses to support the provision of transportation services to meet the specific needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities. Requirements are detailed in the City of Asheville’s Program Management Plan.
At least 55% of annual apportionment must be used for public transportation capital projects. Up to 45% of apportionment may be used for additional transportation projects that exceed ADA requirements, improve access to fixed-route service, or provide alternatives to transportation for the target population.
- FTA Circular for 5310
- FTA 5310 Fact Sheet
- 5310 Slides
- 5310 Application Checklist from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
- Fall 2021 Call for 5310 Projects
- Application for 5310 Funds (Winter 2020)
Jobs Access Reverse Commute (JARC) falls under the Human Services Transportation grant funding as well. The goal of JARC is to improve access to transportation services to employment and employment related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals and to transport residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to suburban employment opportunities. JARC funding in the FBRMPO region is calculated based on a 10% set-aside from the 5307 urban transit formula apportioned for the Asheville Urbanized Area.
FBRMPO holds a call for projects for JARC funding. The Fall 2021 Call for JARC Projects is CLOSED.
- Reference Materials:
- FTA 5307 Circular
- Additional Information
- Fall 2021 JARC Call for Projects
- Application for JARC Funds (Fall 2021)
FBRMPO Community Transportation Stakeholders Mailing List
If you would like to be added to the FBRMPO “Community Transportation Stakeholders” list and be notified about 5310 and JARC calls for projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, agency name and email address.