Welcome to NADTC’s free online course, Section 5310: Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Instructor: Carol Wright, Co-Director, National Aging & Disability Transportation Center
(Course registration is available until July 15, 2016)
As a requirement of the course participation, class participants will participate in the webinars. All will be recorded, so if you are unable to view the live event, you can watch the recorded version via a link on the NADTC website at any time.
This self-paced, online course will run from June 30th through September 30th. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the availability of Section 5310 transit funding; eligibility and funding requirements; coordination planning; and ideas for innovative approaches for using Section 5310 funds. There are no grades issued, only great knowledge sharing! Class participants will participate in a minimum of three webinars. All will be recorded, so if you are unable to view the live event, you can watch the recorded version via a link on the NADTC website at any time.
There will be two short, personalized assignments that relate directly to your agency in your community. The assignments will provide direction and opportunities for you to know more about how Section 5310 funds are currently being used in your area and ways in which coordinated planning can benefit your local efforts. An online forum will be established for you to network with other Section 5310 recipients and/or interested providers from across the country to share ideas and innovative approaches for funding and providing services to meet local and regional transportation needs. Discussion questions will be posted; knowledgeable staff will monitor and answer questions from participants; and ideas can be shared. Best of all, course participants will have access to resources posted by NADTC, FTA, state DOTs, Section 5310 funded agencies, and others that provide insight into funding, innovation, partnering, needs assessment, recommendations, and much more! A participant certificate will be issued for all registrants who complete the course.
For questions, please contact Carol Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Increase knowledge of the Section 5310 program among a broad range of stakeholders.
- Promote interest in the Section 5310 program as a means to address locally-identified gaps in mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.
- Improve stakeholder understanding of the flexibilities inherent in the Section 5310 program so as to promote new and innovative approaches to using the funding.
At the end of the course participants will:
- Be able to identify who is eligible to be a recipient of Section 5310 funding.
- Be able to identify the process and timeline in their local area for applying for Section 5310 funding.
- Be able to identify coordination requirements and how those requirements are met in their local jurisdiction.
- Understand what type of programs and projects can be funded using Section 5310.
- Know who currently receives Section 5310 funding in their area and what services that funding provides.
- Have networking contacts locally (through their homework assignments) and throughout the country (based on participation in the forum) to compare ideas, ask questions, and from whom to gain feedback on Section 5310 plans and efforts.
- Be familiar with national resources to use to gain additional information on Section 5310.
Who should sign up?
- Current Section 5310 providers
- Public transit providers not currently receiving Section 5310 funding
- Human Service agencies (those that provide transportation and those that are interested in learning more about providing transportation)
- City planners
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Centers for Independent Living
- DOT representatives
A participation certificate will be issued by NADTC to all participants who completed all course requirements.