State, Federal Dollars Going to Door-Tran and Sunshine House

Door-Tran and Sunshine House, both located in Door County, are two of the 44 agencies that will receive more than $5 million in state and federal funds distributed by Gov. Tony Evers. The funding is going to transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in rural areas of Wisconsin.

Sunshine House will receive $103,788 for a replacement bus, and Door-Tran will get $166,052 for mobility management ($129,885) and operating assistance through a volunteer driver and vouchers ($39,167). 

The grants include federal money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Enacted on Nov. 15, 2021, BIL provided the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) with an increase in funds for the 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for five years beginning in 2023. Under federal transportation law, the cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton and Green Bay are to administer the federal 5310 program for their geographic areas.Find a complete list of the grants, which total $5,097,376, on the WisDOT Specialized Transportation website.

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