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 view additional information about the grant opportunity and application requirements. 

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This Grant will expire on March 03, 2016
Air quality has improved significantly in recent decades following passage of the Clean
Air Act in 1970. There are still many areas of the country, however, where the public is
exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollutants and sensitive ecosystems are damaged by air
pollution. This was especially evident in the West this past summer when wildfires were
numerous and also in the East during episodes of Canadian wildfire smoke intrusions. The
cost of poor air quality to the U.S. from air pollution related illness alone has been estimated
in the billions of dollars per year. Forecasting poor air quality can provide early notice and
warning to individuals and communities to help limit exposure and reduce asthma attacks,
eye, nose, and throat irritation, other respiratory and cardiovascular problems, and even save
lives. To help the nation realize these benefits, NOAA works with the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), state and local air quality agencies, and the private sector to
provide an end-to-end air quality forecast capability for the Nation.
This Grant will expire on March 10, 2016
Planning Grants are two-year grants that assist communities with severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building the support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented. Planning and Action Grants are three-year planning grants that demonstrate a commitment to "doing while planning." Experience shows that tangible, early actions help communities build momentum for further planning and the eventual transition from planning to implementation of that plan. These actions improve neighborhood confidence, which in turn sustains the community's energy, attracts more engagement and resources, and helps convince skeptical stakeholders that positive change is possible.
This Grant will expire on March 11, 2016
The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Carl Moyer Program) provides grant funding for cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. Local air districts administer these grants and select which projects to fund. ARB works collaboratively with the districts and other stakeholders to set Guidelines and ensure the Program reduces pollution and provides cleaner air for Californians. The Carl Moyer Program achieves reductions in emissions of key pollutants which are necessary for California to meet its clean air commitments under regulatory requirements. Eligible projects include cleaner on-road, off-road, marine, locomotive, lawn & garden, light duty passenger vehicles being scrapped and agricultural equipment.
This Grant will expire on March 16, 2016

The Strategic Growth Council's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program funds land-use, housing, transportation, and land preservation projects to support infill and compact development that reduces greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions. These projects facilitate the reduction of the emissions of GHGs by improving mobility options and increasing infill development, which decrease vehicle miles traveled and associated greenhouse gas and other emissions, and by reducing land conversion, which would result in emissions of greenhouse gases.

This Grant will expire on March 28, 2016
Over the past ten years, U.S. regular conventional retail
gasoline prices have fluctuated from below $1.50 to over $4, resulting in increases to annual
household budgets as large as $1,500 per average passenger car. In addition, the U.S.
transportation sector accounts for approximately one-third of U.S. energy-related carbon
pollution, and, despite recent progress in reducing other emissions, it remains a significant
source of air pollution. To address these pressing challenges and help Americans reduce their
transportation energy costs, there are two key solution pathways: (1) use conventional fuels
more efficiently, and (2) replace them with cost-competitive, domestically-produced
alternatives. Public investment in advanced transportation technologies that enable both of
these pathways will improve the Nation’s energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
and strengthen U.S. global economic competitiveness.
This Grant will expire on April 05, 2016
The Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program Implementation Grant provides financial assistance to States to achieve compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR Parts 383 and 384. Additionally, the CDLPI grant program provides financial assistance for other entities capable of executing national projects that aid States in their compliance efforts and that will improve the national Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program. The goal of the national CDL program is to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes in the United States by ensuring that only qualified drivers are eligible to receive and retain a CDL. This goal focuses on maintaining the concept that for every driver, there is only one driving record and only one licensing document (commonly referred to as "One Driver — One License — One Record" .) To further this concept, States are required to conduct knowledge and skills testing before issuing a CDL, to maintain a complete and accurate driver history record for anyone that obtains a CDL, and to impose appropriate disqualifications against any driver that violates certain offenses. This effort is directly linked to the FMCSA focus of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
This Grant will expire on April 05, 2016
The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) was created by Senate Bill 862 (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2014) to provide grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will modernize California’s transit systems and intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by reducing vehicle miles traveled throughout California.  The goals of the TIRCP are revenue to fund capital improvements and operational investments that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, modernize California’s intercity rail, and bus and rail transit systems to achieve the following objectives:
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions;
Expand and improve rail service to increase ridership;
Integrate the rail service of the state’s various rail operations, including integration with the high-speed rail system; and improve safety. Additionally, it is a goal of this program to provide at least 25 percent of available funding to projects that provide a direct, meaningful, and assured benefit to disadvantaged communities, consistent with the objectives of Senate Bill 535.  It is the intent of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to adopt an initial multi-year program of projects covering a minimum of two years of estimated funding.  The California Department of Transportation in collaboration with CalSTA will be responsible for administering this program.
This Grant will expire on May 01, 2016
The Energy Partnership Program can conduct an energy audit of existing facilities identify energy saving projects, including: Conduct energy audits and prepare feasibility studies; Review existing proposals and designs; Develop equipment performance specifications; Review equipment bid specifications; Assist with contractor selection; and Review commissioning plans. The Energy partnership also provides technical assistance early in the design phase of new facility construction, including: Provide design review consultation; Identify cost-effective, energy-saving measures; Compare different technologies; Review schematics and construction plans; Provide equipment specification consultation; Develop computer simulation models of your planned project; Help select experienced professionals with energy efficiency expertise; and Assist with system commissioning.
This Grant will expire on June 24, 2016
This grant funding opportunity seeks to install DC fast charging stations on corridors that facilitate interregional travel within California as well as to and from Nevada, Arizona, and the Oregon coast. This corridor fast charging network will support alternative transportation fuel and vehicle technology goals of the State of California, such as the goal  of having sufficient ZEV infrastructure that is able to support up to 1 million ZEVs by 2020.
Corridor charging also gives existing and prospective electric vehicle owners the assurance that they can recharge when driving long distances along a freeway or highway. Establishing an adequate charging infrastructure will help to increase range confidence, one of the prime concerns believed to influence consumer purchase and use of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The deployment of a DC fast charging network will enable interregional and interstate travel by electric vehicles and support the charging needs of local electric vehicle owners.
This Grant will expire on July 29, 2016
The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) is pleased to announce the availability of Clean Transportation Funding™ to assist in the construction of Alternative Fuel Refueling Infrastructure within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

This funding opportunity has at its core the following goals and objectives:

  • Offer funding opportunities to most, if not all, entities interested in pursuing alternative fuel infrastructure projects, including public and private site owners, fleet owners, infrastructure providers, fuel providers, and school districts;
  • Provide incentives for the construction or expansion of alternative fuel refueling stations;

  • Offer incentives to fleets to upgrade their existing vehicle maintenance facilities to accommodate indoor maintenance of gaseous-fuel vehicles;

  • Support fleets purchasing alternative fuel vehicles in compliance with the SCAQMD Fleet Rules, or pursuing vehicle incentives under the SCAQMD Carl Moyer Program.
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