Grants Opportunities

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.

Featured Grants Opportunity:

Image: Future Communities Pilot Program 2018 Call for Applications


SCAG and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee (MSRC) are pleased to make available the Future Communities Pilot Program, a new $2.7 million grant opportunity designed to provide local cities and counties with the resources needed to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) through the use of new technology and data solutions, as well as help implement SCAG’s 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Examples of VMT reducing projects being considered include fleet telematics, Internet of Things applications, route optimization and Mobility as a Service pilots.

The goals of the Future Communities Pilot Program are to:

  • Apply new technologies and data analytics to test innovative approaches for reducing emissions-producing VMT from local travel and municipal operations.
  • Explore opportunities for data analytics and technology projects in a variety of contexts/communities, including projects that support and engage disadvantaged communities.
  • Improve efficiency and reduce the costs of city and county municipal services.
  • Identify and quantify relative impacts of a variety of technology-based VMT reduction strategies.
  • Promote replicable Pilot Projects that support new policy development, improve processes for government service provision, and pilot innovative engagement practices with private sector mobility providers.

The maximum project size is $500,000, and requires a 25 percent match from applicants. Applications are due to SCAG by December 13, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.

City and municipal applicants from within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are eligible to apply, with potential for partnerships as needed to implement projects. Projects will be scored on rationale, design, readiness and sustainability.

Application Documents


SCAG will host two workshops to provide more information about the Future Communities Pilot Program. An online webinar option will be made available for both workshops as well:

November 13, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

SCAG’s Main Office + Webinar
900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

To RSVP for either of these workshops, please click here.

The Future Communities Pilot Program is a component of SCAG’s Future Communities Initiative to advance big data and open data across the region.

Grants Database

This Grant will expire on December 01, 2019
The FAA Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and Commercial Space Transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied research and development to enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and
development in the FAA. The Research Grants Program does not require the immediate application to Research, Engineering, and Development (R,E&D) programs, although this may occur in some cases. The agency encourages the submission of proposals that embrace the entire spectrum of physical, chemical, biological, medical, psychological, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
This Grant will expire on December 01, 2030
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) provides funding for the planning, design, and construction of water recycling projects that offset or augment state fresh water supplies. There are two programs within this fund:
Planning Grants: The purpose of the planning grant is to assist agencies or regions with completing feasibility studies for water recycling projects using treated municipal wastewater and/or treated groundwater from sources contaminated by human activities. Only local public agencies are eligible to apply for planning grants.
Construction Grants: The Water Recycling Funding Program provides grants and financing to eligible applicants for the construction of water recycling facilities. Construction projects may be funded with grants and low interest financing from a state bond, a CWSRF financing agreement, or combinations of funding sources. Eligible applicants are local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, state & federal recognized Indian tribes, and mutual water companies.
Deadline: December 2030 (currently accepting applications via FAAST system)
Amount: $75,000 (for Planning Grants); $15-$20 Million (for Construction Grants)
Match: 50% (for Planning Grants); 35% (for Construction Grants)
Eligible Applicants: Local Public Agencies
This Grant will expire on September 20, 2020
The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation.  The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation. 
The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation.  The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation. The new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published on September 1, 2016, continuing the AID Demonstration program under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Applications for the AID Demonstration program are being accepted under Opportunity Number FHWA-2016-21063 through
The discretionary Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program provides funding for fixed guide-way investments such as new and expanded rapid rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit, and ferries, as well as corridor-based bus rapid transit investments that emulate the features of rail. There are four categories of eligible projects under the CIG program: New Starts, Small Starts, Core Capacity, and Programs of Interrelated Projects.
This program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides formula funding to states for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. Funds are apportioned based on each state’s share of the population for these two groups. Formula funds are apportioned to direct recipients; for rural and small urban areas, this is the state Department of Transportation, while in large urban areas, a designated recipient is chosen by the governor.