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

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 an annual application process.

Applications for FY 2018 will be available April 15, 2018.

2016 Selected Recipients of Vehicles 2017 Selected Recipients of Vehicles
Catholic Charities Hawaii Hawaii Island Adult Care
Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council
Arc of Maui County ARC of Hilo
Easter Seals Hawaii Kaunoa Senior Services County of Maui
Hale Makua Health Services Arc of Maui
Na Pu’uwai/Ke Ola Hou O Lanai Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center
The Arc of Kona Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii
ARC of Hilo Catholic Charities Hawaii
Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO)


5310 Program Funding:

Participation in the program allows vehicles to be purchased at an 80% Federal and 20% Subrecipient share per vehicle and are subject to HDOT federal compliance oversight which includes:

  1. vehicle maintenance records,
  2. site visits,
  3. reporting,
  4. Title VI, and
  5. Limited English Proficiency


The following vehicles type will be available in the upcoming application period

  • 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