Section 5310 Program

Section 5310 Program Introduction:

Section 5310 is a federal grant program provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is intended to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options. It supports transportation services by providing funding for both traditional (capital) and Other (operating) projects beyond what is currently provided in the community.

The Section 5310 grant program is open to private nonprofit organizations, states or local government authorities, and operators of public transportation. Typical projects include the purchase of accessible vehicles, mobility management programs, and operating support of volunteer driver programs or demand response services.

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Section 5310 program, please contact the Section 5310 program staff at [email protected].  

Funding Opportunities:

2024 Section 5310 Call for Projects

Information to follow.

Section 5310 funds are available for capital and operating expenses to support the provision of transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible capital projects include the capital cost of contracting services, the purchase or acquisition of ADA vehicles, passenger amenities related to 5310 funded vehicles, and support for mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation providers and other human service agencies. Eligible operating projects include those that exceed the minimum ADA requirements, improve access to fixed route service and decrease reliance on ADA complementary paratransit service, and that provide alternatives to public transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities. There are two categories of projects, “Traditional” and “Other” projects, explained below and in STA’s Program Management Plan (PMP). Eligible project(s) must be located in the Spokane Urbanized Area,

Eligible project applicants can be either private, non-profit organizations, local governments, or other providers of public transportation* that provide transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants for the “Traditional” category must either be a private nonprofit organization or a local governmental authority that is approved by the state of Washington to coordinate services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants to receive funding for the “Other” category include a local governmental authority or a private nonprofit organization. For project eligibility questions, submit questions to [email protected], or contact Madeline Arredondo, Associate Transit Planner, by phone at (509) 325-6059. Project application and materials, as well as information on the over Section 5310 program can be found on STA’s website:

*To be considered a provider of public transportation, an agency must provide “shared-ride” transportation, which means that it may transport two or more passengers in the same vehicle who are otherwise not travelling together (as opposed to exclusive-ride taxi services). Providers of public transportation can be either public or private agencies.

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These projects must comply with comprehensive land use and transportation planning in the area and must be consistent with the adopted programming of projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) prepared by Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC). Projects that receive Section 5310 funding must be derived from the locally developed Spokane County Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, also prepared by SRTC located here,

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Upon request, this information will be produced in alternate formats for people who are disabled. Spokane Transit assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more information see or call (509) 325-6096 (TTY Relay 711).

Public Notice: 30-day Public Comment Period

Details on the 2024 30-day Public Comment Period to follow.

STA Technical Assistance

Subrecipient Workshop February 18, 2021

Title VI Workshop – December 22, 2021

Reporting Workshop – January 26, 2022

Previous Call for Projects


The 2023 Section 5310 Call for Projects is now closed, and the STA Board has awarded Section 5310 funding to recommended projects.


Below you will find the 2022 Call for Projects Notice for your reference. 

2022 Call for Projects Public Notice

2022 Call for Projects Informational Meeting – September 26, 2022 

Prior 5310 Apportionment Funding:

2023 Project Funding

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionFunding Award
Cancer Can’tTransportation Support for
Cancer Patients
The Transportation Support Program project will provide transportation for cancer patients by providing pre-scheduled and same-day services for oncology care appointments. $140,596
Project idADA Vehicle PurchaseThe Project id ADA Vehicle will provide transportation services for adults in Spokane County that have intellectual and or developmental disabilities.$128,131
SNAP Resource Rides, LLCNeighbors on the GoThe Neighbors on the GO project will provide enhanced transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are experiencing transportation access barriers to medical appointments, food networks, and other community services.$91,645
Southside Community CenterOperating SupportThe Southside Community Center provides social and recreational opportunities to members of the Spokane community.$15,252
Special Mobility ServicesMobility ManagementThe project will leverage existing resources by assessing transportation needs, increasing the public’s awareness of transportation options, enhancing the consumer’s ability to utilize existing services, and encouraging better coordination and connectivity between transportation providers and programs.$210,913
Special Mobility ServicesMobility TrainingThe project will enable program participants to use fixed route public transit services to travel independently in the community.$134,892
Special Mobility ServicesSpokane ShopperThe project serves seniors and people with disabilities in the city of Spokane who have difficulty accessing available transportation resources for grocery shopping and using the services of in-store pharmacies.$83,867
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