On June 6, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published Circular 9070.1G. This circular provides recipients of FTA financial assistance with instructions and guidance on program administration and the grant application process for formula grants under the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program (49 U.S.C. 5310), established by MAP-21, the most recent transportation authorizing legislation.

The revised circular provides guidance on key changes under MAP-21, including the eligibility of large urbanized areas as designated recipients, operating expenses as eligible activities, transfer provisions, coordination planning requirements, and the consolidation of the New Freedom program projects with the Section 5310 program.

We are pleased to provide you with this valuable guidance tool. If you have any questions or require technical assistance regarding this program, or any other FTA grant program, please contact your regional FTA office.