The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG), as the designated recipient for the Large Urban Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program funds in the Columbia Metropolitan Region, is announcing a call for projects. Project proposals are now being accepted for funding consideration through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. This Federal Transit Administration Program provides funding for transit related services that assist targeted population groups. This call for projects extends to any transit provider within the Census Designated Urbanized Area, which includes portions of Richland, Lexington Newberry, Fairfield, Calhoun, and Kershaw Counties (See urbanized area map in the application package). The following organizations are eligible to submit a proposal:
- Private nonprofit organizations;
- Governmental authorities that certify to the Governor of South Carolina that no non-profit corporations or associations are readily available in an area to provide the service; and
- Governmental authorities approved by the state to coordinate services for Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program.
The available FY 2019 and 2020 funds are $459,599 and $488,640 respectively. This program requires a 50% matching requirement for operating costs, 20% for ADA compliant capital costs, and 20% for Non-ADA compliant capital costs. The application package, as well as details concerning specific requirements and allowable activities can be found on our website at www.centralmidlands.org.
Letter of Intent Deadline (Part 1): May 10, 2021
Original Letter to CMCOG
Full Application Deadline (Part 2): May 17, 2021
This call for projects applies to Section 5310 applications for the metropolitan area only. For more information on the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program within the rural area, please contact Johnny Mmanuike (737-0831), at the South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Public Transit.
Please note to all transit providers within the CMCOG region, if you are not yet familiar with the Central Midlands Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan, please download this plan from our website.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Reginald Simmons at 803-744-5133 or send an email to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in this matter.
Files to be downloaded: