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New Freedom Program

CYCLE 5 CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR LARGE URBANIZED AREAS

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014

MTC is currently soliciting projects in the San Francisco Bay Area's large urbanized areas (UAs) for the Federal Transit Administration's New Freedom grant program (49 USC Section 5317). The New Freedom program provides grants for new capital and operating projects aimed at reducing, beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, transportation barriers faced by individuals with disabilities. As recommended in the Coordinated Plan Update, MTC is prioritizing the New Freedom Cycle 5 funds for implementing projects and activities consistent with the mobility management strategies detailed in Chapter 8 of the plan, available at www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/pths/.

The available funding is $1.8 million for the Bay Area's large urbanized areas. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, local government authorities, and public transportation operators.

A workshop for prospective applicants will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Conference Room 171 on the ground floor of MTC's office at 101 Eighth Street in Oakland. Attendance is not required but encouraged.

SMALL URBANIZED AND NON-URBANIZED AREAS

The small and non-UA calls for projects are conducted by Caltrans. The last small and non-UA call for projects took place in Winter 2012. Small UAs in the Bay Area include Fairfield UA, Gilroy-Morgan Hill UA, Livermore UA, Napa UA, Petaluma UA, Vacaville UA, and Vallejo UA. Additional information about the small and non-UA New Freedom program can be found on the Caltrans website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/MassTrans/5317.html