FTA Section 5311 - Formula Grants for Rural Area

FTA Section 5311 is provided to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in rural areas and providing public transportation opportunities to residents in rural areas (see map) for access to employment, education and health care, shopping and recreation with populations of less than 50,000. Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis.  5311 funding is currently used for the Burney Express service.

The federal transportation authorization act (MAP-21) expanded 5311 to include the former Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program.  Due to this broadened eligibility and added funds, other eligible applicants may apply for funds in the future. 

FTA Section 5311 Apportionments for Shasta County's Non-Urbanized Area

Program Federal Fiscal Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 (estimated)
  $320,970 $328,301 $340,809 $360,153 $373,943 $486,126 $495,848

FTA Section 5311 Apportionments (historical)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
$246,357 $260,501 $238,739 $238,273 $238,273 $390,928 $399,765 $334,830 $317,786
The Shasta Region has received additional FTA Section 5311 program funding through recent federal economic recovery bills. A summary of recent and expected future allocations for the region are presented in the table below, including a breakdown of which transit providers (or "subrecipients") are receiving a portion of the regional funds. The following links are helpful to read more about the funding available and eligible projects in each bill.

Additional FTA Section 5311 Allocations

Legislation and Subrecipient FFY20 FFY21
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act $505,232  
    County of Shasta
CARES Act Phase 2 $723,711  
    County of Shasta $723,711  
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)  
County of Shasta   $988,612
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)   Amount pending
    Subrecipient(s) pending