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Section 5310 Program

Pima Association of Governments manages the federal Section 5310 program for the region. Also known as the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, the 5310 program assists nonprofit agencies in acquiring  and operating vehicles to transport older adults and persons with disabilities. Agencies can receive up to 80 percent of the cost of a vehicle that will be used for client transportation and up to 50 percent reimbursement for vehicle operating expenses. Nonprofit agencies, Native American Nations, Districts and Tribes are eligible applicants. Types of vehicles typically available under this program include:

  • Maxi-Van with lift and raised roof
  • Dual rear wheel cutaway (larger van/mini-bus with lift)
  • Maxi-Van without lift
  • Mini-Van without lift
  • Mini-Van with ramp
Local applications are solicited annually and are reviewed by a regional Elderly and Disabled Transportation Review Task Force. The Task Force listens to presentations by potential recipients and ranks the submissions for Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for inclusion on a statewide priority list. In the past, agencies in the Tucson region have secured grant assistance for the acquisition of 15 or more vehicles through a statewide competitive process. Starting in 2013, due to a change in the way in which 5310 funds are apportioned, the region will receive set funding on a formula basis; eliminating the requirement that local agencies compete statewide for grants.

The 2012 rankings of 5310 applications were adopted by the PAG Regional Council in April 2012, and submitted to ADOT for consideration. ADOT released the statewide 5310 grantee rankings in October 2012, and 5310 applicants have been notified of their grant awards. The 5310 vehicles are being ordered and will be delivered to the successful applicants in the winter of 2012 and spring 2013.

Section 5310 - 2013 Application Cycle Timeline

  • March 15 - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) sent out statewide
  • April 1 -  Release of guidebook to the public on April 1
  • April 3 - Webinar training led by ADOT to explain the guidebook, application process, and how to approach/answer application questions
  • April 5 - Release of 5310 application
  • April 9 - Webinar training led by Intelligrants on E-Grant system on April 9 
  • Late April - Follow Up Training/ Q&A Session to provide further assistance
  • June 7 - Applications due

To register for the 5310 training webinars, please follow the links below.  Space is limited:

ADOT 5310 Application Process & Program Guidelines
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST


E-Grant System Application Training
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST


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