Announcement – Availablility of State and Federal Grant Funds

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) announces the opportunity for eligible parties in Clatsop County to apply for Grant funding for the 2019-2021 Biennium. Projects providing transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are eligible for funding.

Eligible parties include: Cities; Counties; Transportation districts; Public or private agencies; Federally recognized Indian Tribes; Individuals; or any of these joined in cooperative agreements.

1. Special Transportation Fund (STF): State STF funds for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities are allocated to SETD as the designated STF agency by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). STF estimated biennial allocation is $187,727.
2. §5310 Program Funds: Federal funds identified as “Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities”. Estimated biennial grant funds are $277,950. This program has a match component.

STF and/or §5310 are separate grant programs and have separate applications. Applications intended for projects in Clatsop County must be submitted to SETD not later than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2019.

Subrecipient instructions and applications for the STF and 5310 Programs are available at – https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RPTD/Pages/Funding-Opportunities.aspx. An application packet may be picked picked up at the SETD Transit Center at 900 Marine Drive in Astoria or the Seaside Transit Office at 39 N. Holladay in Seaside. Contact Executive Director, Jeff Hazen, at [email protected] for assistance or information.

Sunset Empire Transportation District operates its programs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, marital status, age or disability in accordance with Title VI of The Civil Rights Act, ORS Chapter 659A or other applicable law.