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 June 11, 2015
This is a competitive grant solicitation to school districts and other public entities. The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) is seeking to fund projects that establish or expand infrastructure necessary to store, distribute and dispense compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in natural gas vehicles.  To be eligible for this solicitation, projects must be located in California and be either new CNG fueling infrastructure or an upgrade to existing CNG infrastructure.
This Grant will expire on June 12, 2015
Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.
This Grant will expire on July 13, 2015
The Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program was Established by the Legislature in 1989 and amended on September 26, 2013. It offers $7 million each fiscal year for grants to state, local, federal and nonprofit organizations. Eligible projects must be directly or indirectly related to the environmental impact of the modification of an existing transportation facility or construction of a new transportation facility. Applications are due Monday, July 13, 2015.
This Grant will expire on July 31, 2015
Caltrans released the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 7 Call for Projects.  The application due date for this Call for Projects is Friday, July 31, 2015.
The applicant for HSIP funds is an agency that assumes responsibility and accountability for the use and expenditure of federal-aid highway funds. The applicant must be a city, a county, or a tribal government federally recognized within the State of California. Exceptions to this requirement will be reviewed by the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Headquarters - Division of Local Assistance (HQ-DLA) on a case-by-case basis.

HSIP funds are eligible for work on any public road or publicly owned bicycle or pedestrian pathway or trail, or on tribal lands for general use of tribal members, that improves the safety for its users. Within MAP-21, there are twenty one project categories identified as eligible; as listed under 23 U.S.C. §148(a)(4)(B). No funding priority is assigned to the list.

For more details, program guidelines, application form and other useful documents, please go to
This Grant will expire on September 01, 2015
The California Natural Resources Agency (Agency) is released the guidelines and application for the California River Parkways (RP) grant program.  The Agency will be awarding approximately $7.6 million dollars for the acquisition, restoration, protection and development of river parkways in accordance with the California River Parkways Act of 2004. THIS IS A ONE-TIME FUNDING CYCLE.
Eligible Applicants: State agency, city, county, California Nonprofit Organziations (must be 501(c)(3) or pursuant to a joint powers agreement between two or more of these entities.
Available funding and timelines are contingent upon enactment of the FY 15/16 budget and subsequent budget decisions.
Available dollars $7.6 million (estimated). Funding requests are capped at $500,000.

Application Period June 1, 2015 – September 1, 2015 (must be postmarked on or before 9/1/15)

Project completion date May 1, 2019
This Grant will expire on September 04, 2015
As part of the 2015 Local Government Match Program, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Review Committee has announced the Clean Transportation Funding™ program. The funding, totaling $13 million, is available to cities and counties within the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The program expands the focus on active transportation to include projects such as pedestrian access projects, bicycle infrastructure (bike lanes, sharrows, parking, etc), bicycle purchases, bike share programs and outreach and education projects. June 2, 2015 is the earliest date for application submissions. Sept. 4, 2015 (11:59 pm) is the last date and time electronic applications will be accepted. The program has been extremely competitive in past years. It is highly recommended to submit your project on the first day if possible. For more program details, visit: