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Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom Program

Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and
New Freedom Program

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Transportation, Department of

Deadline Date:

05/14/10

Description:

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The goal of the JARC program seeks to improve access to transportation services to employment sites and employment related activities for welfare recipients and eligible low-income individuals and transport residents of urbanized areas and non-urbanized areas to employment opportunities. Such services may include, but are not limited to: mobility management, expansion of current transportation services.

The New Freedom program seeks to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Eligible projects may include; expanded service beyond current ADA limitation, projects that fund non-key station improvements and support of mobility management and other mobility supports to improve access to transportation.

Both funding sources require that projects be derived from and identified in a Coordinated Human Service and Public Transportation Plan (PTB) and be coordinated with other federally-assisted programs to ensure efficient use of federal funds. Coordinated Plans can be viewed on PTB website: https://www.nysdot.gov/modal/bus

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123660

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible sub recipients to apply for the JARC and New Freedom
funding, are municipalities, non-profit agencies, and operators of public
transportation services, including private operators of public
transportation services, as well as federally recognized tribal
governments.

For non-urbanized areas of the state (population less than 50,000) and several small urban areas (population 50,000 to 200,000 population): Binghamton, Glens
Falls and Utica - Small Urbanized Areas.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Denise L. Watso, Program
Administrator, Public Transportation Bureau, Department of Transportation,
at the above address or phone (518) 485-7834, e-mail:
dwatso@dot.state.ny.us, fax: (518) 485-7563

If you have any questions on the status or content of the plan, please call Tom Vaughan @ NYSDOT at (518)457-7248.

The New York State Department of Transportation serves as the Designated Recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds for the New York Metropolitan Urban area and the non-urbanized area of the State. This program represents new formula funding to help develop innovative and flexible programs and projects which identify and address the transportation needs of individuals with limited incomes.

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