State and Federal Grant Funds Available

Sunset Empire Transportation District Announces Availability of State and Federal Grant Funds

January 20, 2021

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) announces the opportunity for eligible parties in Clatsop County to apply for grant funding for the 2021-2023 Biennium. Projects eligible for funding are required to provide transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities. Eligible parties include: Cities; Counties; Transportation Districts; Public or private agencies; Federally recognized Indian Tribes; Individuals; or any of these joined in cooperative agreements.

STF and/or §5310 are separate grant programs and require separate applications.

  1. Special Transportation Fund (STF): State STF funds for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities are allocated to SETD as the designated STF agency by the Oregon Department of Transportation. STF Estimated biennial allocation is $185,867. Funds may be used for any purpose directly related to transportation services including transit operations, capital equipment, planning, travel training and other transit related purposes. Use the following link for STF application instructions and application form.

  1. 5310 Program Funds: Federal funds identified as “Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities”, Estimated biennial grant funds are $278,887. All projects funded with Section 5310 must be derived from a locally developed and adopted Coordinated Plan. This program has a match component. Use the following link for 5310 application instructions and application form.

Applications must be received by Sunset Empire Transportation District no later than 5:00 PM on February 8, 2021.

Completed applications may be mailed to SETD 900 Marine Drive Astoria Oregon 97103, dropped off at the Astoria Transit Center at 900 Marine Drive in Astoria, at the Seaside Transit Office at 39 N. Holladay in Seaside or emailed to [email protected].

Contact Executive Director, Jeff Hazen at [email protected] or 503-861-5399 for further assistance or information.