FTA Grant Programs

Statewide Transportation Planning Office
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Formula Grant Programs


49 U.S.C. Section 5310
Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities



Please provide one (1) original + three (3) copies of the completed application.
All completed applications must be postmarked or received at the address listed below by 2:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2018.

Statewide Transportation Planning Office
200 Rodgers Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Attn:  Ryan Fujii


Program Description:

The FTA 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program provides formula funding to states for the purpose of assisting eligible subrecipients in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is the agency designated by the Governor to administer this Section 5310 Program federal funding with oversight from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Subrecipients Eligible to apply for the 5310 program include:

1.     Private nonprofit organizations,
2.     States or local government authorities,
3.     Operators of public transportation.

Subrecipient Selection:

Subrecipients are awarded vehicles through a competitive application process.

5310 Program Funding:

Participation in the program allows vehicles to be purchased at an 80% Federal and 20% Subrecipient share per vehicle.

5310 Program Requirements:

The subrecipients are subject to federal compliance through HDOT oversight.  Requirement areas that are covered includes, but not limited to:

  1. Vehicle maintenance records
  2. Site visits
  3. Reporting
  4. Title VI
  5. Limited English Proficiency

HDOT offers the following vehicle types for acquisition.

  • Minivan with 1 or 2 wheelchair position(s)
  • 10 passengers (including driver) Mid Roof Van with 2 wheelchair positions
  • 15 passengers (including driver) Mid Roof Van
  • 15 passengers (including driver) Cutaway Van with 3 wheelchair positions


Any questions on this matter should be addressed to:

Ryan Fujii
Statewide Transportation Planning Office
200 Rodgers Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii   96819

Office phone: (808) 831-7984
Fax: (808) 831-7995
Email: ryan.fujii@hawaii.gov

Vehicle De-obligation form

Quarterly reporting form


49 U.S.C. 5311(b)(3) Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) Scholarship Program

Program Description:

The Rural Transit Assistance Program provides a source of funding to assist in the design and implementation of training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the needs of transit operators in nonurbanized areas.

Subrecipients Eligible to apply for the RTAP program include:

1.     States,
2.     Local government, and
3.     providers of rural transit services.

Eligible activities:

States may use RTAP funds to support nonurbanized transit activities in four categories:

  1. training,
  2. technical assistance,
  3. research, and
  4. related support services.


No deadline for RTAP Scholarship Applications

RTAP Scholarship applications are accepted at any time and are evaluated case by case