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NCHRP 20-65/Task 16 [Final]

Current State Eligibility Requirements for Grantees to Qualify for Federal Section 5310 and 5311 Funds
[ NCHRP 20-65 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $25,000
Research Agency: Cambridge Systematics
Principal Investigator: Sue Knapp
Effective Date: 3/13/2007
Completion Date: 4/30/2008
Comments: The research is completed and will be available as a Web-only document.

Currently, all 50 States manage the Federal 5310 and 5311 programs on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration.  Since the Federal authorizing legislation for these programs is very broad, there is a wide variation among States regarding agency eligibility for these funds.  For example, some States limit eligibility to formally established rural public transportation authorities.  Other States permit selected private, non-profit agencies to qualify for this funding.  Given the wide variation in individual State eligibility for State 5310 and 5311 funds, it would be helpful to know the current eligibility requirements of each State for these programs.  This information would be useful to States to either help reinforce their current eligibility policy, or help justify potential change in their current program eligibility requirements.


The reports documents each State’s current eligibility requirements for the Section 5310 and 5311 programs with an emphasis on identifying, (1) which States limit eligibility to rural public transportation authorities, (2) which States permit private non-profit agencies to participate in the program,  (3) which States allow public non-transportation agencies to apply for these funds; and, (4) which other major categories of program eligibility are utilized by one or more States.

Status: The research has been completed and will be published as a web-only document.

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