The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) will hold a public workshop at 10:00am. on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. This workshop will be a hybrid event. In-person attendance is encouraged and will be held at OKI’s office at 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. If you cannot attend in person you can join virtually via TEAMS here.
OKI staff will review procedures for applying for Section 5310 federal funds, including a review of the application, timelines and costs of capital equipment available through the program. All agencies requesting Section 5310 federal funds must be listed in the OKI Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan; a link to this plan can be found here.
Under the Section 5310 program, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides federal funds for activities including the purchase of equipment to support transportation services for the elderly and people with disabilities where existing transportation is unavailable, inappropriate or insufficient. The Federal Transit Administration provides 80% of the cost of capital items; the remaining 20% must be provided by local funding, which may include funding from other federal programs other than U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs or from DOT’s Federal lands highway Program.
OKI, as the Designated Recipient of the Section 5310 federal funds in the Cincinnati urbanized area, is responsible for managing the program for agencies located in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky and Dearborn County in Southeast Indiana.
Private nonprofit (501(c) (3)) corporations, public bodies identified by their state as lead agencies in a coordination project, or public bodies which certify that no private nonprofit corporations exist within their jurisdiction for the provision of elderly and disabled transportation are eligible to apply for Section 5310 federal funds.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to fully participate. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act, to request an accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Florence Parker at FParker@OKI.org or (513) 619-7686, or use the Ohio Relay Service (TTY) at 1-800-750-0750.