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									                     Rural & Small Urban
                               Application
                                 Section 5317
                         New Freedom Program

                                     FY 2008




                  Arizona Department of Transportation
                      Public Transportation Division
                      206 S. 17th Avenue, MD 340 B
                           Phoenix, AZ 85007




*For use by areas under 200,000 population including Avondale, Maricopa County and Pima
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APPLICATION PACKET
GENERAL OVERVIEW
This document by the Arizona Department of Transportation is an implementation of the Federal
Transit Administration’s New Freedom program, pursuant to 49U.S.C.§5317 and Circular FTA C
9045.1. Additional federal program references can be found at the back of this document.

Enclosed is the application packet for the Section 5317 New Freedom Program. Project
applications are available for FY 2008 Federal funding. The application materials will be made
available to the Associations of Governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Councils of
Governments, and an electronic version will be placed on the ADOT / Public Transportation
Division Website at www.azdot.gov/PTD/Section5317.asp.

As designated by the Governor of the State of Arizona, ADOT administers New Freedom funds
for rural areas (less than 50,000 population) and small urbanized areas (50,000 to 199,999
population) regions of the state, including the Avondale urbanized area. For FY 2008 available
statewide funding for rural areas includes approximately $200,000 for FY2008 and approximately
$175,000 for small-urbanized areas. The reader should keep in mind that ADOT’s 2007 program
year was unique in that it consisted of two years of grant funding—FY2006 and FY2007.

The purpose of the New Freedom grant program is to provide funds to support the capital and
operating costs of new (post August 2005 initiated) public transportation service focused on persons
with disabilities, and to encourage public transportation alternatives which provide services and
facility improvements to address needs that go beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). New Freedom projects may include activities permitting a transit operation to extend
service beyond the ADA ―complementary paratransit‖ service requirement of ―1/4 mile either side
of a fixed route‖ – or other constraints that many public transportation systems historically have had
to adhere to or were otherwise financially constrained to improve upon.

Transit operators may also elect to extend their ADA curb-to-curb service provisions, for example,
to door-to-door or beyond, depending on other local policy limitations. In other locales, where there
is no traditional public transportation, i.e., with such ADA requirements as those stated above, New
Freedom may be used to provide new service which enhances disabled persons’ ability to access
opportunities for jobs, medical or other needs.

Eligibility
Eligible recipients include private non-profit organizations, State or local governmental authorities
including tribal governments, and operators of public transportation services including private
operators of public transportation services. The latter group includes private-for-profit cab, shuttle
and transit operators whose primary function (for the purposes of this grant program) is to fulfill the
public transportation objectives of the program described above.

Activities that could be funded under the program include, but are not limited to:




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       Purchasing vehicles and supporting accessible taxi, ride-sharing, and vanpooling programs;
        including staff training, administration, and maintenance.
       Providing paratransit services beyond minimum requirements (3/4 mile to either side of a
        fixed route), including for routes that run seasonally.

       Making accessibility improvements to transit and intermodal stations not designated as key
        stations.
       Supporting voucher programs for transportation services offered by human service
        providers.
       Supporting mobility management and coordination programs among public transportation
        providers and other human service agencies providing transportation. These activities are
        considered a capital cost (provided at the favorable 20% local match rate) and are defined as
        short-range planning and management activities and projects for focused on improving
        coordination among public transportation and other transportation service providers.
        Mobility management typically characterized as personnel, equipment or services – or a
        combination of these – to organize coordination activities for more than one operator-agency.
        ADOT and its regional planning partners will evaluate these applications on a case-by-case
        basis to ensure that they have larger coordination objectives in mind than just those serving a
        particular applicant’s internal management needs.
       Other capital costs include vehicle/service-related communications equipment, dispatching,
        scheduling and coordination hardware and software, and ITS (Intelligent Transportation
        Systems) features such as real-time information displays to inform customers of service
        status.

Matching Funds
All projects funded under this program must be derived from a locally developed, coordinated public
transit-human services transportation planning process and funding must be distributed on a fair and
equitable basis. A certification is made by the applicant to this effect elsewhere in the application portion of
this document.

Federal funds provide for up to 80 percent of capital projects and 50 percent of operating projects.
The Federal funds are available to the State (FTA grantee) for the year appropriated plus two years
(total of three years).

Project Development & Relationship to Other ADOT Programs
All projects funded under this program must be derived from a locally developed, coordinated public
transit-human services transportation planning process and funding must be distributed on a fair and
equitable basis. A certification is made by the applicant to this effect elsewhere in the application portion of
this document.

Federal funds provide for up to 80 percent of capital projects and 50 percent of operating projects.
The Federal funds are available to the State (FTA grantee) for the year appropriated plus two years
(total of three years).


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The Section 5317 Program has close developmental and implementation ties to the Section 5310
Elderly Individuals & Individuals With Disabilities www.azdot.gov/PTD/Section5310.asp and
Section 5311 Rural Public Transportation www.azdot.gov/ptd/Section5311.asp Programs also
administered by the FTA and ADOT. Most of the same certifications, assurances and other FTA
regulations and guidance are applicable across Program boundaries between 5310, 5311, 5316 -
JARC www.azdot.gov/PTD/Section5316.asp and 5317. Program implementation detail - such as
annual performance and accident reporting, licensing and insurance requirements, equipment
transfers and other lien-period issues, civil rights requirements, training opportunities, etc., not
shown as completely in this 5317 document – can be found in its companion program’s Section 5310
Handbook & Application document, accessed through the above (5310) link, and is required viewing by
5317 applicants. A related certification to this effect is located in the application portion (Application
Pt. 1: Information & Checklist).

An understanding of how the 5310, 5311 and 5316 (and other human service and public
transportation) programs work is crucial to a 5317 project’s success, as is the applicant’s
familiarity—and coordination—with these ADOT/FTA and other public and human service
operators within its region. Where these programs overlap – in service area or type of operation –
collaboration challenges and opportunities may be numerous; hence the requirement for
participation in the region’s coordination planning activities and inclusion of the applicant’s
anticipated grant intentions in the plan.

Application Process
As the designated recipient charged with administering the New Freedom Program for rural and
small urban areas of the state, the ADOT / Public Transportation Division certifies that the
selection of projects will be fair and equitable. Additionally, the process will be conducted in
cooperation with the appropriate Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Council of
Government (COG), as this will be an area wide solicitation for applications for grants to the
recipients and subrecipients under these sections.

While the application itself may be accessed and completed (drafted and edited) electronically – via
ADOT’s website at www.azdot.gov/PTD/Section5317.asp, final transmittal occurs with a paper
copy submitted to the applicant’s Council of Government (COG) or Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO); regional contacts are noted within this handbook. Original signatures are
required on the certifications and assurances. The applicant should allow adequate time to obtain
the necessary signatures and approvals and to mail or hand deliver a copy of the application.


Capital Procurements and Operating Reimbursement
The applicant should be aware that for certain vehicles and other types of equipment not normally
procured for the Section 5310 Program – where ADOT procures most equipment on behalf of its
grantees – the applicant must utilize the ADOT Section 5311 Program’s Capital Procurement
Handbook, which provides the framework for purchases outside the ADOT system and can be
viewed online at www.azdot.gov/PTD/PDF/CapitalProcurementHandbook.pdf. This means that
the applicant must comply with all steps associated with major capital procurements – but primarily
those pertaining to vehicles – including but not limited to IFB design, advertisement, the bidding



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process, contracting and federal Buy America, Bus Testing, Lobbying and Debarment
certifications—as well as final ADOT approvals.

The FY 2008 Section 5310 Handbook & Application can be linked through
www.azdot.gov/PTD/Section5310.asp and contains descriptions of the common vehicle types
typically procured for grantees on their behalf. Where applicable, ADOT will batch orders and
deliveries with those of the 5310 Program. These vehicles (and some other equipment) orders
require local matching funds at least a few months in advance of delivery in Phoenix.

For all other procurements and awards (including operations), the applicant-grantee will invoice the
Program—on a basis no more frequent than quarterly. Contact the ADOT Program Manager prior
to engaging in any procurement activity.

Coordination
In 2004, a Presidential Executive Order, ―United We Ride,‖ was issued directing all federal agencies
providing human service transportation funding or services to coordinate their programs. In July
2005, Arizona’s Governor followed suit with Executive Order 2005-16 creating ―Arizona Rides,‖ to
provide similar direction to State agencies – to collaborate to reduce program waste and increase
service quality to transportation-challenged persons statewide. The Section 5317 Program is part of
these state and national initiatives, and grant recipients are expected to actively participate in their
regional coordination plans and other forums, to work to their maximum capacities to increase the
effectiveness of their delivery of service. This requirement includes aggressively engaging in efforts
to collaborate with other ADOT/federal grantees (5310, 5311, 5316, etc.) and State-supported
agencies to the greatest extent feasible.

SAFETEA-LU, the current Congressional authorization for all federal surface transportation
programs, calls for a comprehensive approach to coordination including a provision to ensure that
projects for all human service-related transportation grants—including Section 5317, 5310 and 5316
(and 5311 by inference)—are ―derived from a locally (i.e., regionally) developed, coordinated public transit-human
services transportation planning process.” In Arizona this process is the continuous evolution of regional
coordination plans, initially developed by the Councils of Government (COGs) and Metropolitan
Planning Organizations (MPOs) with ADOT’s assistance for the FY2007 program year. For that
first year, the plans were essentially inventories of agencies and activities currently taking place. Over
time it is anticipated that the plans take on a more dynamic role of guiding and chronicling increased
coordination activity within the regions.

Coordination can take on many facets including such functions as vehicle and driver sharing, but can
also include such activities as insurance pooling, joint/inter-agency training, joint grant applications
and collaboration on communications such as notification of space- available, route scheduling
information and other resource sharing.

Applicants and grantees are expected to participate in local, sub-regional (such as county-based) and
regional coordination forums—especially those specifically related to the regional coordination
plans—as well as aggressively seek out other opportunities for collaboration and inter-agency team-
building such as local transportation and human services committees and councils. Coordination




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with the other ADOT-FTA programs discussed earlier is particularly crucial to optimizing the
success of the applicant’s project and its region’s coordination plan down the road.


Project Evaluation Process
Completed applications submitted prior to the application deadline will participate in a competitive
selection process. As the FTA’s designated recipient for rural and small urban areas of the state
under 200,000 population, the ADOT / Public Transportation Division will coordinate this process.
It does this through a collaborative partnership with nine regional planning agencies (COGs and
MPOs) throughout the state. Initially, local applications are screened regionally. ADOT then
makes final statewide application to the FTA on behalf of the regions and their applicants.

ADOT and its regional partners place a high value on an applicant’s ability to articulate a need for
5316 grant support of service needs that are not currently being met adequately or – in some cases –
at all. Evaluators similarly will look closely at an applicant’s financial and organizational ability to
successfully carry a grant award through its ―useful life,‖ and its recognition of coordination
challenges and opportunities within and proximate to its service area. On the following page, the
area of evaluation ―Supports Local and Regional Coordination Plan‖ speaks to this important
criterion.
Applicants compete only within their regions for ranking within those geographic areas. Applicant
submittals within a particular region and subsequent regional submittals (ranking summaries) to the
state are each evaluated on their own merit relative to how well applicants have described a need for
assistance. In addition, it is not unusual—given adequate program budget and applicant
justification—that an agency may receive more than one vehicle or other award. Each region or
locale is presumed to have unique service requirements and circumstances, and therefore regions are
generally not compared to one another relative to individual and collective applicants’ needs.
Initially, ADOT sits on regional review panels in an advisory capacity as a non-voting member. After
all COG and MPO panel evaluations are summarized and submitted to the Department, the ADOT
Section 5317 Program team then evaluates these regional entries according to budget constraints and
other statewide needs – at which point some larger or specific program priorities may be come into
play which could have an overarching impact on the Program’s final configuration as submitted to
the FTA for its approval. ADOT has the final vote in how the Program of Projects is portrayed to
the FTA. However, it is relatively rare that a regional ranking determination is overturned by the
State. In those instances where adjustments have been made—particularly in the top tier rankings—
ADOT and the effected COG or MPO typically will have at least conferred on the matter well prior
to ADOT submittal of the statewide application to FTA.
Evaluation criteria are described on the following page and represent the primary methodology for
ranking the applications themselves. However, factors such as agency interviews, when conducted,
or other panel findings may also adjust final voting.




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Contracts with ADOT
Grantees sign a contract (also known as a user agreement for vehicles and other equipment) with
ADOT for the ―useful life‖ of the project. For vehicles this time period is typically four (4) years or
100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 5316 Program Manager has the administrative latitude to
disallow requests (or otherwise automatic mail out) of lien requests even if one of these thresholds
has been met, if he/she believes that the contract has not been properly fulfilled due to abuse,
neglect, or improper/under-utilization. The PM may elect to have the grantee keep the vehicle in
service with an agreement for improved performance, or re-locate the vehicle/equipment elsewhere
in the system. The grantees application becomes part of its contract with ADOT – by attachment
and reference. A typical user agreement can be seen at:

http://www.azdot.gov/PTD/PDF/5310_Master_Contract.pdf

Similar contracts are made for Mobility Management awards, with the chief differences being: a)
timeline anticipated (awarded funds typically only cover one grant year), and b) a
performance/monitoring clause which directs the grantee to report to ADOT or its representative
on a quarterly basis regarding project progress and may include, but not be limited to, such aspects
as inter-agency agreements implemented, increase rides realized with a coordinated system and other
measures to gauge how well the (grantee’s stated) project objectives have been met – such as
increased/improved local or regional collaboration due to the mobility management function.

GRANTEE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
The awarded applicant or grantee will have a few reporting requirements as a condition of its grant.
Annual vehicle inspections are done regionally (by ADOT or a contractor) and organized through
the COG in rural areas and ADOT headquarters for urban areas. During the same period – typically
each fall or winter – a vehicle performance report is collected from the agency (see the Section 5310
Handbook & Application document. In addition, where appropriate the grantee must record vehicle
(passenger trips, maintenance, etc.) during the year and is asked to submit a quarterly report through
the COG or MPO to ADOT on the project’s progress relative to the applicant’s stated objectives
for the grant—from its 5317 application. This report utilizes a template provided by ADOT.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
In the Application Part 4 section of this document the applicant is directed to read and agree to the
federal Certifications and Assurances linked in that section, as well as additional assurances that govern
the grantee’s acceptance and stewardship of its grant award over its useful life. Among these federal
provisions in the noted link are such requirements as Title VI-Nondiscrimination,
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability and Demand Responsive (formerly ―Equivalent
Service‖) certifications. The latter assurance speaks to the requirement, under the ADA and related
federal transit statutes and guidance, that an agency receiving a capital vehicle award must have an
accessible fleet – either directly with the grantee or under contract. A request for a non-accessible
vehicle(s) is accompanied by an assurance that, when viewed in its entirety, the applicant -grantee’s
fleet and transportation service is accessible, i.e., one or more (as applicable to the service need)—
ADA-compliant vehicle(s) (with qualified driver(s)) is available to fulfill the accommodation for


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   wheelchair passengers (and other users of mobility devices not accommodated by ―non-accessible‖
   vehicles) when called upon to do so, and in a manner ―equivalent‖ to service provided to
   ambulatory passengers.



   Evaluation Criteria
   The information contained in each application will be used at the regional level to rank each project
   based on a series of evaluation criteria as follows:

I. Addresses the need for new public transportation               Poorly     Somewhat   Significantly        Fully
service targeted at the disabled or provides alternatives        (0-6 pts)     (7-12)     (13-18)           (19-25)
that are beyond those required by the ADA. (25 pts)
 Need for proposed service or equipment; target
     population; ridership; existing vehicle fleet;              _______     _______      _______           _______
     replacement or expansion; other transportation services
     available (availability, sufficiency, appropriateness or
     other services in area);
 Anticipated increase, decrease or no change in service.
II. Effective Utilization of Equipment or Service (25 pts.)       Poorly     Somewhat   Significantly        Fully
 Number of clients served; trips; proposed services and           (0-6)       (7-12)     (13-18)           (19-25)
     trip priorities; hours of equipment operation per day
     and week; annual miles of vehicle operation;
     limitations on services                                     _______     _______      _______           _______

III. Supports local and regional coordination plan (25            Poorly     Somewhat   Significantly        Fully
pts.)                                                              (0-6)       (7-12)     (13-18)           (19-25)
 Demonstrates attempts to coordinate with other
     agencies and public or private transit and paratransit
     systems, and other services;                               _______      ________    ________          _______
 Demonstrates willingness to participate in a
     coordinated system;
 Participation on local and/or regional coordination
     committee(s);
 Working agreements in place or under construction.
IV. Management Capability (25 pts.)                               Poorly     Somewhat   Significantly        Fully
Demonstrates ability to or have/indicate:                          (0-6)       (7-12)     (13-18)           (19-25)
 Availability of—and/or process to obtain—matching
     funds;
 Funds to operate and maintain a vehicle for at least four
     years or 100,000 miles, as applicable;                      _______     ________   _________           _______
 Program transportation experience;
 Designated budget and staff to fund and manage
     program;
 Adequacy of maintenance program;
 Past Civil Rights or EEO complaints and outcomes.
TOTAL FOR EACH COLUMN


   OVERALL TOTAL: ____________/100




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2008 Arizona Section 5317 Program Timetable *
All dates are 2008 unless otherwise stated.

 ADOT distributes guidelines to COGs/MPOs.                                                January 2008
 Distribution of Guidelines to potential applicants by COGs / MPOs.                       January
 Regional Application workshops                                                           January-February
 Applications due to COGs/MPOs. (Schedule set by COGs/MPOs)*                              Mid-to-late March
 COG-MPO/ADOT Regional Review Committee Meetings to evaluate                              April
 and rank applications within each region
 COGs/MPOs submit completed applications in order of regional priority                    April 15
 to ADOT.
 Appeal deadline to ADOT                                                                  May 15
 ADOT submits application to FTA                                                          June-July
 FTA approval of ADOT request for program funding: notification to                        July-August
 COGs and MPOs by ADOT.
 Availability of funds or other assistance including small capital (excepting             October 2008-
 vehicles)                                                                                February 2009
                                                                                          (following application
                                                                                          year)
 Vehicle and other major equipment deliveries                                             March 2009-August
                                                                                          2009 following
                                                                                          application year

* Timeframes shown are typical and are subject to change. Regional deadlines are determined by the COG or MPO.
  Applicants should inquire with their local COG or MPO representative regarding up-to-date scheduling changes and
  other details.




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Application Contents

The application consists of:
       Checklist
       Applicant Information
       Project Description
       Project Budget
       Certifications, Assurances, and other attachments.
CHECKLIST

The following documents must be submitted as part of your application:
Applicant
Check-off
            Checklist
            Applicant Information
            Project Description
            Project Budget
            Federal Certifications and Assurances
                Assurance of Authority of Applicant and it’s Representatives
                General Assurances
                Certification for Civil Rights Complaint Status
               Certification for Drug-Free Workplace
            Support Documentation
                Map(s) of service area




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                           APPLICATION FOR SECTION 5317
                                      FY 2008
                    APPLICATION PART 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION


 SPECIAL NOTE: The 5317 companion program’s Section 5310 Handbook and Application
 document contains much of the detail for program implementation which also applies to 5317,
 and is available only in the 5310 document. This material includes but is not limited to: lien-
 period vehicle maintenance, insurance, licensing, transfer and various reporting requirements.
 The applicant _____HAS _____HAS NOT reviewed the Section 5310 Handbook material.

 GENERAL INFORMATION
 Organization/Agency Name:
 Primary Service Area                          Rural          Urban          Both

 1.      Transportation Provider
         Umbrella Agency Name
         (if applicable)
                               Contact:
                                   Title:
                              Address:
                                   City:                                 Zip Code
                                Phone:                                      FAX:
                                E-mail:
          Web Site Address (if any):
  2.       Transportation Provider
            Agency Name (if different
                             from above)
                              Contact:
                                  Title:
                   Alternate Contact:
                              Address:
                                   City:                                 Zip Code
                                Phone:                                      FAX:
                                E-mail:
          Web Site Address (if any):

 3. Unions (associated with project)                      Yes               No
      Attach contacts after this section    If “yes,” attach list and contact information.


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APPLICATION PART 2:                 PROJECT DESCRIPTION
(Attach any support documents/materials following Part 2)

This part of the application is divided into several sections, each covering a different
aspect of your system and its management. Applicants are urged to provide thorough
but concise answers to the questions.
A. ORGANIZATION

1.   Is your organization a recipient under any of the following FTA programs?

        Section 5307       Section 5310       Section 5311     Section 5317   N/A
     Describe:

2.   Project Type:           Capital          Operating         Both

3.    Provide a complete description of your project. ( If requesting a vehicle,
     complete the questions on the following pages. )


4.   Provide a brief description of your agency’s primary mission, including a
     mission statement if available.


5.   Transportation. What are the general service area boundaries? Please
     describe your agency’s experience and qualification in providing passenger
     transportation.


6.   Organizational Assessment.
     Briefly describe how your project will impact new transportation service
     areas, and describe your agency’s ability to provide public transportation
     alternatives beyond ADA requirements to assist individuals with disabilities.




7.   Is your project included in your regional coordinated public transit-human
     services transportation plan?
         Yes       No
8.   Please describe coordination activities your agency has recently
     experienced, including their impact-to-date on your and others’ operations
     within your service area.     Include discussion of any written or oral
     agreements to collaborate on service or other resource-sharing.
     _____



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B. NEED FOR SERVICE

   If you are requesting a vehicle(s), please provide the following information:

   1.   How many annual passenger trips are provided by your agency?

   2.   Describe how many days service is operated, along with any important seasonal
        differences in service.
        Operating Days per Week                   Describe any important seasonal
        Operating Days per Month                  differences in services operated:


   3.   Please list the vehicle service* hours and vehicle service miles your agency
        provides.
        Daily Service Hours                       Daily Service Miles
        Weekly Service Hours                            Annual Service Miles
        *Non deadhead

   4.   Do you operate your vans on: Check all that apply
           Weekdays         Weeknights after 6pm          Weekends

   5.   Can all requests for service be accommodated with the existing services?
                   Yes, all requests accommodated
                   No, all requests not accommodated (describe below)

   6.   Please describe why the transit service provided by existing public or private
        transit operators is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meet the work
        related transportation needs proposed to be served through this application.



   C. VEHICLE USE
   1.   How will the requested equipment be used?
           Replace Existing – vehicle being replaced is a      year with            miles
        Vehicle Description:                              VIN:
            Does vehicle being replaced have wheelchair lift?      Yes         No
           Service expansion.
        Does the vehicle(s) requested have a wheelchair lift?      Yes         No




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   2.   Describe the service that will be provided with the vehicle(s) requested in this
        application. Include information on where the vehicle will serve and the schedule,
        including hours per day and how many days per week the service will operate.



   3.   What is the number of passenger trips expected on the vehicle requested?

                     Daily

                     Weekly




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APPLICATION PART 3:                     PROJECT BUDGET
(Attach any support documents/materials following Part 3)

In this section you will be asked to provide the budget information for the capital costs and operating
costs associated to your project. Mobility Management projects—including related staffing and
support items—should be noted under ―Capital.‖ Other planning functions should be noted under
―Operations.‖

EXCEL FORMAT                                                                             (Whole $ Only)
List capital expenses for all requested items. If the applicant is requesting a vehicle(s) and is a
Section 5311 agency OR if it is requesting a vehicle type not typically procured by ADOT for the
Section 5310 program (see related description below*) , it must conform to 5311 procurement
guidelines. All other applicants must conform to ADOT's Section 5310 guidelines regarding
vehicle type, procurement and cost reimbursement procedures. Mobility management projects are
considered a capital cost and should be included on this request.
                 Requested Item                        Quantity          Unit Cost            Subtotal
                                                                                                           $0




TOTAL CAPITAL COST:                                                                                        $0

FTA 5317 Match Ratio

                                                                                           (80% / 20%) Match
                                                                                                Ratio
Federal Share                                                                                              $0
Local Share                                                                                                $0

Match Funding Source: List each source and amount
1                                                                                                          $0
2                                                                                                          $0
3                                                                                                          $0
                          Total Local Share                                                                $0



* Vehicles typically procured by ADOT on behalf of its grantees include non-CDL wheelchair-lift equipped
1-ton rated single-rear wheel and dual-rear wheel configuration vans and cutaways, non-lift 12 passenger
“maxi” and 7 passenger “mini” vans. On a case-by-case basis, other vehicles may be procured by ADOT
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    OPERATING BUDGET
       EXCEL FORMAT                                                                             (Whole $ Only)
    A. OPERATING EXPENSES
        Personnel/Voucher Program
        Driver Salaries                                                                                    $0
        Other Salaries (specify below)
                                                                                                           $0
             Fringe Benefits for personnel listed above                                                    $0
             Expenses Related to Voucher Program
                                                                                                           $0
                                                                                                           $0
                      SUBTOTAL PERSONNEL/VOUCHER PROGRAM                                                   $0

             Other Operating Expenses
             Fuel and Oil                                                                                  $0
             Tires, Parts, Maintenance                                                                     $0
             Vehicle Licenses                                                                              $0
             Vehicle Insurance                                                                             $0
             Other Expenses (specify below)



                            SUBTOTAL OTHER OPERATING EXPENSE                                               $0

                                    OPERATING EXPENSE SUBTOTAL                                             $0
    B. OPERATING REVENUES
       Fare Revenues
       Other Operating Revenues(including advertising)


                                    OPERATING REVENUE SUBTOTAL                                             $0
    C. NET OPERATING COSTS                                                                                 $0
       (Subtract operating revenue subtotal from operating expense subtotal)

    D. LOCAL SHARE (at least 50% of "C")                                                                   $0

    E.       FEDERAL SHARE (no more than 50% of "C)                                                        $0

    F. LOCAL SHARE SOURCE
    List each source and amount. In-kind contributions
    allowed pursuant to 49 CFR 18.24 or 49 CFR 19.23 as appropriate.
         1                                                                                                 $0
         2                                                                                                 $0
         3                                                                                                 $0
                                              SUBTOTAL LOCAL SHARE                                         $0

                                         End of Application (fill out) Section
                ------------------Start of Certifications & Assurances Next Page------------------




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APPLICATION PART 4: FEDERAL CERTIFICATES AND
ASSURANCES AND OTHER FORMS

The following documents are to be submitted with your application. Some of the documents include
sample forms, as indicated.
This section contains federal certifications and assurances, forms required by the Arizona
Department of Transportation, samples of notices which need to be completed and submitted as
shown, and worksheets.
The following forms must be included with the application for Section 5317 (New Freedom
Program) funding. If any of the following forms are not submitted with your application. The
application will be considered ―incomplete‖ and will not be a part of the application review panel.

       Assurance of Authority of Applicant and it’s Representatives
       General Assurances
       Certification for Civil Rights Complaint Status
       Drug-Free Workplace Act Certification
       Certificate of Compliance with Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedule

It is incumbent upon the applicant to be aware of its responsibilities and requirements included under
any and all certifications and assurances. These are available for viewing at: http://www.fta.dot.gov/
documents/2008-Certs-Appendix_A.pdf or http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/
01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/07-5294.pdf. Applicants sign that they have read
and agree to all applicable sections.
For all 49 USC Chapter 53 grant programs, the federal government considers ADOT as its recipient
and the Department’s applicants as its subrecipients. Unless explicitly excused or stated otherwise
(regarding applicant or grant type), the applicant should assume that all certifications and assurances
are applicable to them. However, of particular interest will be Appendix ―A‖ of this Federal Register,
and especially the New Freedom section found within the document and this Handbook.
In some instances, responsibilities conferred upon the State – the federal or FTA recipient or grantee
– also flow-down to local applicants (federal subrecipients or ADOT’s applicants or local grantees) by
implication or otherwise as an explicit State administrative determination. It is also worthwhile f or
applicants to familiarize themselves with other sections of the above-linked Federal Register which
may have an impact on Section 5317 operations, even if comments do not appear to be specifically
directed at 5317, e.g., the Elderly Individuals & Individuals With Disabilities) Formula Grant Program
section. Related assurances can be found in the following pages of this Handbook under General
Assurances – Section 5317 (New Freedom Program).
Additional, related certifications can be found in the following pages of the same Part 4 of this
Handbook under General Assurances – Section 5316 (JARC).




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     FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2008 FTA CERTIFICATIONS AND ASSURANCES
                                     SIGNATURE PAGE
  (Required of all Applicants for FTA assistance and all FTA Grantees with an active capital or
                                        formula project)

                                 AFFIRMATION OF APPLICANT
Name of Applicant:
_____________________________________________________________________________
Name and Relationship of Authorized Representative:
_________________________________________________
BY SIGNING BELOW, on behalf of the Applicant, I declare that the Applicant has duly
authorized me to make these certifications and assurances and bind the Applicant's compliance.
Thus, the Applicant agrees to comply with all Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and
directives, and with the certifications and assurances as indicated on the foregoing page applicable
to each application it makes to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Federal Fiscal Year
2008.
FTA intends that the certifications and assurances the Applicant will view at
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/07 -
5294.pdf ,
as representative of the certifications and assurances in this document, should apply, as provided,
to each project for which the Applicant seeks now, or may later, seek FTA assistance during
Federal Fiscal Year 2008.
The Applicant affirms the truthfulness and accuracy of the certifications and assurances it has
made in the statements submitted herein with this document and any other submission made to
FTA, and acknowledges that the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, 31 U.S.C. 3801 et
seq., and implementing U.S. DOT regulations, "Program Fraud Civil Remedies," 49 CFR part 31
apply to any certification, assurance or submission made to FTA. The criminal fraud provisions of
18 U.S.C. 1001 apply to any certification, assurance, or submission made in connection with a
Federal public transportation program authorized in 49 U.S.C. chapter 53 or any other statute
In signing this document, I declare under penalties of perjury that the foregoing certifications and
assurances, and any other statements made by me on behalf of the Applicant are true and correct.

Signature______________________________________________ Date: _________________

Name_________________________________________________
Authorized Representative of Applicant




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                      AFFIRMATION OF APPLICANT'S ATTORNEY

For (Name of Applicant):
________________________________________________________________________
As the undersigned Attorney for the above named Applicant, I hereby affirm to the Applicant that
it has authority under State, local, or tribal government law, as applicable, to make and comply
with the certifications and assurances as indicated on the foregoing pages. I further affirm that, in
my opinion, the certifications and assurances have been legally made and constitute legal and
binding obligations on the Applicant.
I further affirm to the Applicant that, to the best of my knowledge, there is no legislation or
litigation pending or imminent that might adversely affect the validity of these certifications and
assurances, or of the performance of the project.

Signature_______________________________________________ Date: _________________

Name__________________________________________________
Attorney for Applicant

Each Applicant for FTA financial assistance and each FTA Grantee with an active capital or
formula project must provide an Affirmation of Applicant’s Attorney pertaining to the
Applicant’s legal capacity. The Applicant may enter its signature in lieu of the Attorney’s
signature, provided the Applicant has on file this Affirmation, signed by the attorney and dated
this Federal fiscal year.




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  ASSURANCE OF AUTHORITY OF THE APPLICANT AND ITS REPRESENTATIVE

For (Name of Applicant):

The authorized representative of the Applicant and the attorney who sign these certifications,
assurances, and agreements affirm that both the Applicant and its authorized representative have
adequate authority under applicable state and local law and the Applicant’s by-laws or internal
rules to:
(1) Execute and file the application for Federal assistance on behalf of the Applicant;
(2) Execute and file the required certifications, assurances, and agreements on behalf of the
     Applicant binding the Applicant; and
(3) Execute grant agreements and cooperative agreements with FTA on behalf of the Applicant.


              Signature

                    Date:

                   Name
                      Authorized Representative of Applicant                     Title

I further affirm to the Applicant that, to the best of my knowledge, there is no legislation or
litigation pending or imminent that might adversely affect the validity of these certifications and
assurances, or of the performance of the project.

              Signature

                    Date:

                   Name
                            Attorney for Applicant

Each Applicant for FTA financial assistance (except 49 U.S.C. 5312(b) assistance) and each FTA Grantee with an active capital
or formula project must provide an Affirmation of Applicant’s Attorney pertaining to the Applicant’s legal capacity. The
Applicant may enter its signature in lieu of the Attorney’s signature, provided the Applicant has on file this Affirmation, signed
by the attorney and dated this Federal fiscal year.




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       GENERAL ASSURANCES – SECTION 5317 (NEW FREEDOM PROGRAM)


We the governing body of

in approving the submission of the attached application, certify that the APPLICANT has the legal
authority and is willing to make as part of the contract between the Arizona Department of
Transportation and the APPLICANT for Federal Transit Administration Section 5317 financial
assistance, the following assurances:

A.      As required by 49 U.S.C. 5317(e)(1), which makes the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5310
applicable to New Freedom grants to the extent the Federal Transit Administrator or his or her
designee determines appropriate, by 49 U.S.C. 5310(d)(1), which makes the requirements of
49 U.S.C. 5307 applicable to Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Formula grants
to the extent the Federal Transit Administrator or his or her designee determines appropriate,
and by 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1), the Applicant for New Freedom Program assistance authorized
under 49 U.S.C. 5317 certifies and assures on behalf of itself and its subrecipients, if any, as
follows:
     (1) In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(A), the Applicant has or will have the legal,
          financial, and technical capacity to carry out its proposed program of projects, including
          safety and security aspects of that program;
     (2) In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(B), the Applicant has or will have satisfactory
          continuing control over the use of project equipment and facilities;
     (3) In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(C), the Applicant will adequately maintain the
          project equipment and facilities;
     (4) In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(E), the Applicant, in carrying out a procurement
          financed with Federal assistance authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5317: (1) will use
          competitive procurement (as defined or approved by the Secretary), (2) will not use
          exclusionary or discriminatory specifications in its procurements, (3) will comply with
          applicable Buy America laws, and (4) will comply with the general provisions for FTA
          assistance of 49 U.S.C. 5323 and the third party procurement requirements of 49 U.S.C.
          5325;
     (5). In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(G), the Applicant has or will have available and
          will provide the amount of funds required by 49 U.S.C. 5317(g), and if applicable by
          section 3012b(3) and (4), for the local share, and that those funds will be provided from
          approved non-Federal sources except as permitted by Federal law; and
     (6). In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5307(d)(1)(H), the Applicant will comply with: 49 U.S.C.
          5301(a) (requirements for public transportation systems that maximize the safe, secure,
          and efficient mobility of individuals, minimize environmental impacts, and minimize
          transportation-related fuel consumption and reliance on foreign oil); 49 U.S.C. 5301(d)
          (special efforts to design and provide public transportation for elderly individuals and
          individuals with disabilities); and 49 U.S.C. 5303 through 5306 (planning and private
          enterprise requirements);
B. In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5317(d), the Applicant certifies that (1) with respect to financial
     assistance authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5317(c)(1)(A), it will conduct in cooperation with the
     appropriate MPO an areawide solicitation for applications, and make awards on a
     competitive basis and (2) with respect to financial assistance authorized under 49 U.S.C.
     5317(c)(1)(B) or 49 U.S.C. 5317(c)(1)(C), it will conduct a statewide solicitation for
     applications, and make awards on a competitive basis;
C. In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5317(f)(2), the Applicant certifies that, before it transfers funds


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     to a project funded under 49 U.S.C. 5336, that project will has been or will have been
     coordinated with private nonprofit providers of services; and
D.   In compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5317(e)(2), the Applicant certifies that any allocations to
     subrecipients of financial assistance authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5317 will be distributed on
     a fair and equitable basis.
                   Signature:
                        Date:
                     Title of
         Authorized Official:




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               CERTIFICATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT STATUS



      I hereby certify that our organization does NOT have any pending Title VI (Civil Rights)
complaints of discrimination filed against its transit program.

        I hereby certify that our organization DOES have          (number) pending Title VI (Civil
Rights) complaints of discrimination filed against its transit program. This complaint(s), and its
status, is briefly described below. The agency agrees it will keep the Arizona Department of
Transportation's Transit Unit informed of any changes in the status of that complaint(s).

To comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, Title II, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, we do not
discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, or gender.



Signature                                                            Title



Printed Name


Date



Agency Name




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             Drug-Free Workplace Act Certification for a Public or Private Enti

______________________________________________________________________________
                                          (Applicant-agency)
Certifies that it will provide a drug-free workplace by:
      a) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture,
            distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in
            the applicant’s workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against
            employees for violation of such prohibition;

     b)    Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:
           (1) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
           (2) The applicant’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
           (3) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance
                  programs;    and,
           (4) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations in
                 the workplace;

     c)    Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the
           grant or cooperative agreement be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph
           (a);

     d)    Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition
           of employment under the grant or cooperative agreement, the employee will:
           (1) Abide by the terms of the statement; and
           (2) Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a
                 criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace no later that five calendar days
                 after such conviction;

     e)    Notifying the Federal agency in writing, within ten calendar days after receiving notice
           under subparagraph (d) (2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of
           such conviction. Employers of convicted employees must provide notice, including
           position title, to every project officer or other designee on whose project activity the
           convicted employee as working, unless the Federal agency has designated a cartel
           point for the receipt of such notices. Notice shall include the identification number(s)
           of each affected grant or cooperative agreement.




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     (f)   Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under
           subparagraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who was convicted:
           (1) Taking appropriate personnel action against such a employee, up to and including
                termination, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
                amended; or
           (2) Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or
                rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local
                health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.
     g)    The Applicant’s headquarters is located at the following address. The addresses of all
           workplaces maintained by the Applicant are provided on an accompanying list.

Name of Applicant:

Address:

Signature of Authorized Official_____________________________________________________

Title_________________________ ___________                   Date_________________________




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                      CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH
                   MANUFACTURER'S MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE


THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT____________________________________________________
                                         (Agency Name)

An applicant for a grant under provisions of the New Freedom Program (49 U.S.C. § 5317 of the
Federal Transit Act), agrees to abide by the vehicle manufacturer's schedule of maintenance, as a
minimum, during the period this vehicle is operated in conjunction with the Arizona Department of
Transportation, or its successor agency.



_____________         ________________________________________
DATE                              AGENCY




NAME: ____________________________________________________
                 Signature of Authorized Official




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                              COORDINATION CERTIFICATION




                                              (Agency Name)
Hereby certifies that the project described in the enclosed application for funding assistance from the
ADOT/FTA Section 5317 New Freedom Program, was derived from a locally (i.e., regionally) developed,
coordinated public transit-human services transportation planning process, that the applicant-agency has
participated in this process, and that – to its knowledge at the time of this certification – its intent to
seek grant funding assistance for this project, or a project sufficiently similar to the applied-for
project (as determined by the applicant’s COG or MPO office), has been – or will be – included in
the recommended Program-of-Projects of its region’s coordinated human services transportation
plan. Further, the applicant has had ample opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, this plan,
and certifies that it will engage in local and regional coordination activities to the best of its ability,
including but not limited to applicable activities discussed in the above-mentioned plan.


__________________________________
Name of Authorized Official (Applicant)
__________________________________                                       _____________________
Signature of Authorized Official (Applicant)                             Date




REVIEWER USE ONLY:

__________________________________
Name of Authorized Official (COG/MPO)

__________________________________                                       _____________________
Signature of Authorized Official (COG/MPO)                               Date




Note: this is an ADOT form supportive of federal initiatives, guidance and regulation in the area of
coordination and is developed from, among other references, specific requirements of the Section
5316 (and 5310, 5317) program




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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
ADOT – Arizona Department of Transportation, the authorized agent for the state’s New Freedom (and
other transit programs) for rural and small urban areas under 200,000 population, as well as Section 5310
(below) which serves all urban and rural regions of the state.
Arizona Rides – a Governor Executive Order (2005-16) – signed July 2005 – and initiative designed to
encourage state agencies to coordinate and collaborate on programs serving human service agency
transportation needs; an outgrowth of the President’s federal ―United We Ride‖ Order and initiative. See
United We Ride.
Cutaway – a popular medium sized transit vehicle widely used in ADOT’s programs, usually dual-rear-wheel
in configuration and wheelchair-lift equipped. Some smaller variants do not require a Commercial Drivers
License (CDL) to operate. See Lift Van.
COG - Council of Government – a regional planning agency whose membership is composed of the
incorporated cities, towns and counties within a prescribed area defined by the geographic boundaries of
agreed-upon counties and which, for the purposes of ADOT’s grant programs, represents predominately rural areas
and communities under 50,000 population. See MPO.
Designated Recipient – Any local or state agency applying for and receiving formula or Surface
Transportation Program (STP) flexible grant funds directly from—and authorized by—the federal government
(e.g., FTA). ADOT is the designated recipient for Arizona for the following grant programs:
         Section 5304 – State Planning, primarily for rural portions of the state
         Section 5310 – See description below
         Section 5311 – See description below
         Section 5316 – Job Access & Reverse Commute or JARC – for rural and small urban portions of the
          state under 200,000 population.*
         Section 5317 – New Freedom – rural and small urban areas under 200,000 population*
     * For urbanized Maricopa and Pima Counties over 200,000 population, the City of Phoenix, respectively, are the FTA   designated
recipients.

FTA – Federal Transit Administration, the implementing agency of the US Department of Transportation for
all federal transit programs.
Grantee – from the federal perspective for the above-named programs, the State agency receiving grants. In
these examples, the State is the federally designated recipient and the federal grantee. From the State’s
(ADOT’s) perspective, a grantee is any agency receiving grant funds, from the State or other source. See
Recipient and Subrecipient.
ITS – Intelligent Transportation Systems – communications technology-driven equipment, hardware, software
or other data formats or images designed to increase the quality, quality, or timeliness of information delivered
or displayed to end user-customers or service providers on the status or other characteristics of a
transportation system.
JARC – Job Access & Reverse Commute – See Section 5316
Lift Van – a small (less than 20 feet long) vehicle widely used in ADOT’s programs, single rear-wheel (per
side) configuration, equipped with wheelchair lift and raised roof, and not currently requiring a Commercial
Drivers License (CDL) to operate. Also known as ―maxi van with lift.‖

                                                                                                            Glossary Continued




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Glossary, cont’d

Mobility Management – a short-range planning function comprised of personnel and/or equipment (data or
communications hardware, software, etc.) designed to increase inter-agency coordination, i.e., for typically for
more than one agency or group.

MPO – Metropolitan Planning Organization – a regional planning agency representing a predominately urban
area, encompassing all or part of a county. Some MPOs are also COGs. However, for the purposes of ADOT’s
grant programs, ―MPO‖ describes an agency whose region has a significant urban core/population center over
50,000 population and focus of activity although their regional boundaries may also encompass significant
rural areas. See COG.

New Freedom – See Section 5317

Recipient – from the federal perspective, a recipient is the State (or other ―designated recipient‖ for other
programs), but generally, any agency receiving grant funds, whether from the State or directly from the federal
government. See Subrecipient.

SAFETEA-LU – the federal authorizing legislation (by Congress) since 2005 of all surface transportation
program funding including highway and transit, and which governs all FTA programs through at least
September 2009, when new authorizing legislation is scheduled.

Section 5310 – Elderly Individuals & Individuals With Disabilities Program, a FTA grant program
administered in Arizona by ADOT for all regions– which is designed to provide capital assistance (primarily
vehicles) to agencies serving seniors and persons with disabilities.

Section 5311 – Rural Public Transportation (also known as Non-Urbanized Program) – a FTA grant program
administered in Arizona by ADOT, designed to provide communities under 50,000 population with operating
and capital assistance with which to run local transit programs.

Section 5316 – Job Access & Reverse Commute Program – a federal transit (FTA) formula program newly
formulized under SAFETEA-LU and administered in Arizona by ADOT – for rural and small urban areas
under 200,000 population – designed to assist low income un-or-underemployed (Job Access) and other
individuals (Reverse Commute) with employment related transportation. JARC provides capital and operating
funds.

Section 5317 – New Freedom – a FTA formula grant program administered in Arizona by ADOT – for rural
and small urban areas under 200,000 population – focused on persons with disabilities and designed to provide
capital and operating assistance for transportation services which ―go beyond‖ ADA requirements (but also for
which there is limited in funding for additional services).

Subrecipient – from the federal perspective, any recipient of grants or grant funding from the State (or other
designated recipient) which originated with a federal agency (e.g., FTA). Generally, a subrecipient is a local
recipient of a designated recipient such a grant. See Recipient.

United We Ride – A Presidential Executive Order (2004) – signed February 2004 – and federal initiative
designed to encourage federal agencies to coordinate and collaborate on programs serving human service
agency transportation needs, with the aim to reduce waste between programs with common or similar
transportation objectives, and increase service quality for the transportation-challenged populations they serve.
See Arizona Rides.




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CONTACT INFORMATION
                      For inquiries regarding the Section 5310 Program
                 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / ADOT
                                 Public Transportation Division
                           206 South 17th Avenue, Mail Drop 340-B
                                    Phoenix, Arizona 85007
                                 Gregg Kiely, Program Manager
                                TELEPHONE: (602) 712-6736
                                  FACSIMILE: (602) 712-3046
                                   E-mail: gkiely@.azdot.gov
                                Loretta Crimi, Program Specialist
                                TELEPHONE: (602) 712-7106
                                  FACSIMILE: (602) 712-3046
                                   E-mail: lcrimi@azdot.gov
                             Steve Rost, Arizona Rides Coordinator
                                 TELEPHONE: (602)712-8018
                                 FACSIMILE: (602) 712-3046
                                    E-mail: srost@azdot.gov

Web Site
A dedicated ADOT Public Transportation Division website on the Internet can be accessed through
the ADOT home page at http://www.azdot.gov/ptd/. At this address, readers will find a variety of
resources. The website provides valuable resources for parties interested in learning more about
ADOT’s public transportation programs and is a primary resource for the Section 5310 program.

This Handbook is available on the website along with information on related programs and
initiatives. The website provides numerous links to other useful web sites, including the U.S.
DOT/FTA web sites. Recipients should periodically check this web site for Section 5310 and other
ADOT Transit Program updates.

Civil Rights Administrator
In the applicant’s submittal of its proposal and, if awarded, acceptance of Section 5316 Program
funds, it is indicating that it complies and will comply with all applicable federal and State Civil Rights
statutes and regulations, including but not limited to Title VI—Nondiscrimination, Equal
Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE), and other Civil Rights components of the grant program. Toward these
requirements, the applicant must sign the federal Certifications & Assurances, General Assurances,
and other related forms found within this document’s Certifications and Assurances section.
For more detailed information pertaining to civil rights or disadvantaged business enterprise
requirements, you may also contact:
                              Civil Rights Administrator, Eddie Edison
                     Arizona Department of Transportation / Civil Rights Office
                          1739 W. Jackson, Room 127 Phoenix, AZ 85007
                                       Phone: (602) 712-7761
                                   E-Mail: eedison@azdot.gov

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Regional Program Contacts
Applicants for Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program and those already participating in the
Program may obtain application forms through their COGs or in urban areas, MPOs.
        CENTRAL ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (CAAG)
        1720 E Ash St
        Globe, Arizona 85502
        Bill Leister / bleister@caagcentral.org (928) 425-3181 FAX: (928) 425-6450
        CENTRAL YAVAPAI METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
        (CYMPO)
        7501 E. Civic Circle
        Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
        Jodi Rooney / jrooney@pvaz.net (928) 759-5516 FAX: (928)759-3125
        FLAGSTAFF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (FMPO)
        211 West Aspen
        Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
        Martin Ince / mince@ci.flagstaff.az.us                (928) 779-7685             FAX: (928) 779-7693
        MARICOPA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT (MAG)*
        302 North 1st Avenue, Suite 300
        Phoenix, Arizona 85003
        Maureen DeCindis / mdecindis@mag.maricopa.gov (602) 254-6300 FAX: (602) 254-6490
        NORTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (NACOG)
        119 East Aspen Avenue
        Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
        Chris Fetzer / cfetzer@nacog.org (928) 774-1895 FAX: (928) 773-1135
        PIMA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (PAG)*
        177 North Church, Suite 405
        Tucson, Arizona 85701
        Karen Lamberton / klamberton@pagnet.org (520) 792-1093                           FAX: (520) 620-6981
        SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA GOVERNMENTS ORGANIZATION (SEAGO)
        118 Arizona Street
        Bisbee, Arizona 85603
        Sharon Mitchell/ smitchell@seago.org (520) 432-5301 FAX: (520) 432-5858
        WESTERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (WACOG)
        208 North 4th Street
        Kingman, Arizona 86401
        Dave Barber / davidb@wacog.com (928) 753-6247 FAX: (928) 753-7038
        YUMA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (YMPO)
        502 South Orange Ave
        Yuma, Arizona 85364
        Paul Melcher / pmelcher@ympo.org (928) 783-8911 FAX: (928) 329-1674
*For rural and small urban (under 200,000 population.) portions of Maricopa and Pima Counties only. Applicants for
urban portions of these areas should contact the Cities of Phoenix and Tucson, respectively.




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                                 Federal Program References

     a.   Federal Transit Laws, Title 49, United States Code, Chapter 53.
     b.   Federal-aid highway and surface transportation laws, Title 23, United States Code.
     c.   Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users,
          (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005).
     d.   Transportation Equity Act for the 21 st Century (TEA–21) (Pub. L. 105–178, 112 Stat. 107, June
          9, 1998).
     e.   Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) (Pub. L. 102–240, 105 Stat.
          1914, Dec. 18, 1991).
     f.   Federal Public Transportation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–599, Nov. 6, 1978).
     g.   Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
     h.   Government Performance Results Act of 1993, as amended (Pub. L. 103-62, 107 Stat. 285,
          Aug. 3, 1993).
     i.   Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794.
     j.   Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000d.
     k.   Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e.
     l.   Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.
     m.   Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 1344.
     n.   Policy on Lands, Wildlife, and Waterfowl Refuges, and Historic Sites, 49 U.S.C. 303.
     o.   Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470f.
     p.   Internal Revenue Code, Non-profit Organizations, 26 U.S.C. 501.
     q.   Lobbying Restrictions, 31 U.S.C. 1352.
     r.   Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, 23 U.S.C. 101 note.
     s.   Congressional Declaration of Policy Respecting Insular Areas, 48 U.S.C. 1469a.
     t.   Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, 31 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.
     u.   Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970, as
          amended, 42 U.S.C. 4601, et seq.
     v.   Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.
     w.   Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.
     x.   National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.
     y.   Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L 109–282, 120 Stat.
          1186, Sept. 26, 2006).
     z.   Davis-Bacon Act, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.
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      Federal Program References, Continued

     aa. Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, as amended, 41 U.S.C. 701 et seq.

     bb. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties,‖ 49 CFR part 1.
     cc. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative
         Agreements to State and Local Governments,‖ 49 CFR part 18.
     dd. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with
         Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations,‖ 49 CFR part
         19.
     ee. U.S. DOT regulations, ―New Restrictions on Lobbying,‖ 49 CFR part 20.
     ff.   U.S. DOT regulations, ―Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department
           of Transportation—Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,‖ 49 CFR part 21.
     gg. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for
         Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs,‖ 49 CFR part 24.
     hh. U.S. DOT regulations ―Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or
         Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,‖ 49 CFR part 25.
     ii.   U.S. DOT regulations, ―Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of
           Transportation Financial Assistance Programs,‖ 49 CFR part 26.
     jj.   U.S. DOT regulations, ―Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities
           Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,‖ 49 CFR part 27.
     kk. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement),‖ 49
         CFR part 29.
     ll.   U.S. DOT regulations, ―Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial
           Assistance),‖ 49 CFR part 32.
     mm. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities (ADA),‖ 49
         CFR part 37.
     nn. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Specifications for
         Transportation Vehicles,‖ 49 CFR part 38.

     oo. U.S. DOT regulations, ―Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing
         Programs,‖ 49 CFR part 40.
     pp. FTA regulations, 49 CFR Subtitle B Chapter VI.
     qq. Joint Federal Highway Administration/FTA regulations, ―Planning Assistance and Standards,‖
         23 CFR part 450 and 49 CFR part 613.
     rr.   Joint Federal Highway Administration/FTA regulations, ―Environmental Impact and Related
           Procedures,‖ 23 CFR part 771 and 49 CFR part 622.
     ss.   Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, ―Controlled Substances and Alcohol
           Use and Testing,‖ 49 CFR part 382.
     tt.   U.S. Department of Treasury regulations, ―Rules and Procedures for Efficient Federal-State
           Funds Transfers,‖ 31 CFR part 205.
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     Federal Program References, continued
     uu. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, ―Determining Conformity of Federal
         Actions to State or Federal Implementation Plans,‖ 40 CFR part 93.
     vv. Executive Order 12372, ―Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,‖ July 14, 1982.
     ww. Executive Order 12898, ―Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority
         Populations and Low-Income Populations,‖ Feb. 11, 1994.
     xx. Executive Order 13217, ―Community-Based Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities,‖
         June 18, 2001.
     yy. Executive Order 13330, ―Human Service Transportation Coordination,‖ Feb. 24, 2004.
     zz. Office of Management and Budget Circular A–87, ―Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian
         Tribal Governments,‖ codified at 2 CFR part 225, Aug. 31, 2005.
     aaa. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-94, ―Guidelines and Discount Rates for Benefit-
          Cost Analysis of Federal Programs,‖ Oct. 29, 1992.
     bbb. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-122, ―Cost Principles for Non-Profit
          Organizations,‖ codified at 2 CFR part 230, Aug. 31, 2005.
     ccc. Office of Management and Budget Circular A–133, ―Audits of States, Local Governments, and
          Non-Profit Organizations,‖ June 23, 2003.
     ddd. U.S. Department of Transportation Order to Address Environmental Justice in Minority
          Populations and Low-Income Populations, 62 FR 18377 (Apr. 15, 1997).
     eee. U.S. DOT Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients’ Responsibilities to Limited English
          Proficient (LEP) Persons, 70 FR 74087 (Dec. 14, 2005).
     fff. FTA Circular 4220.1E, ―Third Party Contracting Requirements,‖ June 19, 2003.
     ggg. FTA Circular 4702.1, ―Title VI Program Guidelines for FTA Recipients,‖ Oct. 1, 1998.
     hhh. FTA Circular 5010.1C, ―Grant Management Guidelines,‖ Oct. 1, 1998.
     iii. FTA Circular 9030.1C, ―Urbanized Formula Program Guidance and Application Instructions,‖
          Oct. 1, 1998.
     jjj. U.S. General Services Administration, ―Excluded Parties List System,‖ www.epls.gov.
     kkk. FTA Master Agreement FTA MA(13), Oct. 1, 2006.
     lll. FTA ECHO-Web System Operations Manual.
          http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/ECHOWebGranteeUserManual.pdf.
     mmm.     Olmstead v L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999).




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