Grant Money Available for Transporting Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced funds are now
available to private nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly
persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are unavailable, insufficient
or inappropriate.
Eligible applicants include private nonprofit organizations incorporated within the state and governmental
entities. Governmental entities must certify that there are no nonprofit agencies in the service area
readily able to provide the service. Applications will be accepted from qualified entities in the Lincoln
metropolitan area, small urban and rural areas of the state.
The Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program is a Federal Capital Grant program that
requires a local match and is managed by the Department of Roads. The program is designed to
provide assistance for purchase of vehicles and related equipment. Applicants may also request
funding for purchase of service or technology.
For further information and to request application forms, contact Teddy Pika at 402-479-3127 or
Kari Ruse at 402-479-4694, Intermodal Planning Division, P.O. Box 94759, Lincoln, NE 68509-4759.
Requests for application forms must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 24, 2017.

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