Grants Database

Welcome to SCAG’s open grants database. Here you will find information on grant opportunities offered by various agencies that may be pertinent to your agency’s workplan. SCAG gathers this information in order to disseminate it to all interested agencies in the SCAG region.

The data is organized to highlight the basic characteristics of each of the grant opportunities. Click on the "Read More" links to see additional information about types of projects funded and application requirements. 

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This Grant will expire on February 27, 2015
The FTA Section 5310 Program was established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities where public mass transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient or unequipped to handle their needs. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is now the Designated Recipient of Section 5310 Program funds for Los Angeles County (formerly administered by Caltrans). As the Designated Recipient, Metro will be conducting a competitive solicitation for proposals for the Santa Clarita, Lancaster-Palmdale, and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim urbanized areas. Approximately $4,713, 200 will be available for Traditional Capital projects and approximately $1,704,700 for Other Capital and Operating projects. Applications are due to Metro by 3:00 PM, Friday, February 27, 2015.
This Grant will expire on February 18, 2015
MAP-21 amended the Tribal Transit Program to consist of $25 million formula allocation and a $5 million discretionary program. The program authorizes direct grants to Indian tribes for any purpose eligible under FTA’s Rural Areas Formula Program. The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital and in limited circumstances, operation assistance for tribal public transit services. Approximately $5 million is available for the Tribal Transit discretionary allocation in FY 2014. Proposals must be submitted electronically through website by midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
This Grant will expire on January 30, 2015
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is responsible for allocating discretionary federal, state and local transportation funds to improve all modes of surface transportation. LACMTA also prepares the Los Angeles County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). A key component of TIP is the Call for Projects program, a competitive process that distributes discretionary capital transportation funds to regionally significant projects. Every other year, LACMTA accepts Call for Projects applications in eight modal categories. Eligible applicants include all public agencies that provide transportation facilities or services within Los Angeles County. The funds available will vary by modal category. Preliminary Funding Marks will be available in Spring 2015 before LACMTA’s Preliminary Staff Recommendations are scheduled to be released in July 2015. Funding for prior Calls has ranged in value from a total of $120 to $800 million and covered anywhere from four to six years. The application deadline has been extended to January 30, 2015.
This Grant will expire on January 01, 2015

Pursuant to the Public Works and Economic Development Act (PWEDA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce, announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs. Under the Planning program EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. Eligible applicants include state governments, city or township governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, and county governments. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $100,000.

This Grant will expire on January 01, 2015
The Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities.  We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, we seek solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic and social consequences.
This Grant will expire on December 23, 2014
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative). FTA has budgeted approximately $9 million for this solicitation. This NOFA solicits proposals that promote innovative nationally and regionally significant public transportation workforce development models and programs that invest in America’s economic growth and help build ladders of opportunity into the middle class for American workers.
This Grant will expire on December 19, 2014
The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. The Brownfields Assessment Grant provides funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. The Brownfields Cleanup Grants provides funds to conduct cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant. The total funding available under the national competitions for assessment and cleanup grants is estimated at $59.5 million subject to the availability of funds and other applicable considerations. EPA anticipates awarding an estimated 165 assessment grants for a total amount of approximately $41.4 million and 90 cleanup grants for an estimated $18.1 million in funding. Applications are due December 19th, 2014.
This Grant will expire on December 10, 2014
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a Notice of Funding Availability for the Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) program. IIG grants provide for the gap funding of infrastructure improvements that are an integral part of or are necessary to facilitate the development of new infill housing for specific residential or mixed use projects. A total of $40 million is available for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 funding round. Applications are due December 10, 2014.
This Grant will expire on December 02, 2014
The California Energy Commission’s (Energy Commission) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program announces the availability of up to $3,300,000 in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Readiness funding to support new and existing planning efforts for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Grant funds will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served basis.”