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Van, AccessibilityMassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced training sessions for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015.

The Federal Transit Administration and the Commonwealth provide financial assistance through a number of programs to Regional Transit Authorities, Private Non-Profits/For-Profits, Councils on Aging, municipalities that provide transit service and State Agencies to improve, maintain and operate service.

Organizations that wish to apply for the Federal funds (Title 49 USC Sections 5310, 5311 (f), and 5339) and State funds (Mobility Assistance Program) should attend one of the following training sessions:

Monday, February 3rd, 10:00-11:30am- Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield

Monday, February 3rd– 2:00-3:30pm- Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, 2nd Floor, Worcester

Thursday, February 6th, 2:00-3:30pm, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, 88 Broadway, Taunton

UPDATE DUE TO WEATHER:

Friday, February 7th, 10:00-11:30am- Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell

Friday, February 7th, 2:00-3:30pm- Central Transportation Planning Staff, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Second Floor – State Transportation Building, Boston

Applicants must submit applications using the MassDOT web-based grant application system known as GrantsPlus. This training will introduce new applicants to the process and provide return-applicants with an update on any changes.

During the training sessions we will provide account information for all applicants in attendance. If you wish to apply for a grant for FY15, but are unable to attend a training session, please contact Price Armstrong, 857-368-9555. One additional web-based training session will be provided for applicants unable to attend one of the three scheduled sessions.

Application Availability: All fiscal year 2015 applications and guidance documents will be available February 3rd. Documents will be updated and available on the web: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/transit/CommunityTransitGrantProgram.aspx

Application Due Date: All applications must be received by MassDOT no later than 5 p.m. on March 3rd. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications before the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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