The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the schedule for the FY 2016-2017 Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants Program and plans to release the Call for Applications on August 17, 2015.
The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants are intended to strengthen the economy, promote equity, and protect the environment. The results of these grants should improve mobility and lead to the programming and implementation of transportation improvement projects. Along with a strong focus on transportation, these projects should also emphasize safety, jobs, housing, sustainable communities, and public participation.
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017, Caltrans anticipates awarding approximately $9.8 million for the following two (2) categories under the Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants Program:
Consistent with the intent of partnership planning, the Strategic Partnerships grant funds planning projects that encourage regional agencies to partner with Caltrans to identify and address statewide/interregional transportation deficiencies in the state highway system, strengthen government-to-government relationships, and result in programmed system improvements, all in an effort to achieve the Caltrans Mission and overarching objectives.
Who May Apply as Primary Recipients – Metropolitan Planning Organizations/Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (MPO/RTPAs); Sub-recipients – Transit Agencies, Universities, Community Colleges, Native American Tribal Governments, Cities and Counties, Community-Based Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, and Other Public Entities.
Estimated Budget – $1.5 Million, Federal Highway Administration – SPR, Part I
Local Match – 20% of the total project amount
The Sustainable Communities grant funds transportation planning projects that identify and address mobility deficiencies in the multimodal transportation system, encourage stakeholder collaboration, involve active public engagement, integrate Smart Mobility 2010 concepts, ultimately result in programmed system improvements, and achieve the Caltrans Mission and overarching objectives.
Who May Apply as Primary Recipients – MPO/RTPAs, Transit Agencies, Cities, Counties, and Native American Tribal Governments; Sub-recipients – Transit Agencies, Universities, Community Colleges, Native American Tribal Governments, Cities and Counties, Community-Based Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, and Other Public Entities.
Estimated Budget – $8.3 Million Total ($2.8 Million, Federal Transit Administration, Section 5304; $5.5 Million, State Highway Account)
Local Match – 11.47% of the total project amount
In collaboration with Caltrans, SCAG will be hosting a Regional Workshop on Thursday August 27, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please see below for workshop location and contact information:
Southern California Association of Governments
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Please contact Karen Aceves at (213) 236-1921 or email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
Workshop and presentation will be broadcast to SCAG/COG Regional Satellite Offices at:
Ventura County Office: 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, 93003, (805) 642-2800
San Bernardino Office: 1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, 92410, (909) 806-3556
Riverside Office: 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, 92501, (951) 784-1513
Orange County Office: 600 S. Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, 92863, (714) 542-3687
Imperial County Office: 1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, 92243, (760) 353-7800
Coachella Valley: 73-710 Fred Waring Drive Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260, (760) 346-1127
For more information on the - what, when, where and how to apply for these grants please refer to the Transportation Planning webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/grants.html.
If you have any questions regarding the grant process for the SCAG region, contact: Karen Aceves, (213) 236-1921 or firstname.lastname@example.org