Marshall County will act as a funding pass-through point to deliver transportation funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation to the Marshall County Council on Aging.
Executive Director Jackie Wright explained to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning that she is submitting grant paperwork to INDOT for the annual request for transportation funding. She requested that the County be the pass-through point for the funds. She anticipates the reception of $277,000 this year.
The county approved a resolution to sign the contracts as presented for the necessary action. All signed paperwork needs to be submitted to INDOT by June 1.
Wright gave her annual report on transportation to the Commissioners in April. She stated that the agency transported residents to locations totaling 200,000 miles one-way last year. The staff has been turning down requests for transportation as they aren’t able to accommodate all of the requests. She said driver availability, vehicle availability and hours in the operation day were the main reasons why those requests were denied. They are on pace to assist 28,000 people this year. Wright added that the Marshall County Council on Aging would partner with other businesses and organizations to help offset costs.