Section 5310 applications are now available on the state of Connecticut’s contracting portal, CTsource. The Section 5310 program provides Federal funding for capital and operating expenses to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

For the 2023 application cycle, The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will fund viable Traditional vehicle projects selected for award at 80% federal share, with 20% local match requirement, per the language in the budget.

CTDOT will also attempt to fund viable Nontraditional projects selected for award at 50% or 80% federal share, as funding permits and per the language in the budget pages.

Eligible Applicants

  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • State or local government authorities
  • Operators of public transportation

Application types

  • Traditional Section 5310
  • Capital Nontraditional Section 5310 Capital
  • Section 5310 Operating

Traditional Capital

  • A Public Notice must be published in a major newspaper in the proposed service area by Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Emails or letters notifying transportation operators of the Public Notice must be sent one week prior to the publish date
  • The useful life requirement for replacement vehicles is 4 years or 100,000 miles for a mini-van and 5 years or 150,000 miles for a mini-bus or bus


  • Applications are due no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.