The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, announced a call for projects in the Miami urbanized area for Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom program funds for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program funds are available for projects that improve transportation for individuals with low incomes, recipients of welfare and/or persons with disabilities.
The amount of funds available for fiscal year 2008 includes $3,195,924 for JARC projects and $1,812,295 for New Freedom projects. The amount of funds available for fiscal year 2009 includes $3,751,178 for JARC projects and $2,088,998 for New Freedom projects. Funds can be used for capital, operating and administrative expenses. Eligible applicants include private, non-profit organizations; state or local governmental authorities and operators of public transportation services, including private, for-profit operators of public transportation services. The solicitation will be limited to projects that have been derived from an adopted Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan.
The funds can be used to support up to 80 percent (an 80/20 match) for capital projects and not more than 50 percent (a 50/50 match) of project costs for operating assistance.
The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.