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 October 31, 2016
Transform California's transportation market into a diverse collection of alternative fuels and technologies and reduce California's dependence on petroleum. Develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies. To establish or expand infrastructure necessary to store, distribute and dispense compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in natural gas vehicles.
This Grant will expire on October 14, 2016
The Safety Research and Demonstration (SRD) Program is part of a larger safety research effort at the U.S. Department of Transportation that provides technical and financial support for transit agencies to pursue innovative approaches to eliminate or mitigate safety hazards. The SRD program focuses on demonstration of technologies and safer designs. SRD goals include:
• Advancing the development of materials, technologies and safer designs to reduce the number of collisions and fatalities and mitigate the severity of transit-related injuries.
• Increasing the knowledge about the interface between machinery and people -- both transit workers and passengers -- and reduce the potential for safety-related incidents.
• Improving the safety culture at transit agencies, including stakeholder coordination and outreach.
• Supporting the development of transit safety standards, protocols and best practices.
Eligible Applicants: Applicants for the SRD program must be existing FTA grant recipients
Match: 20% of the total project cost
Deadline October 14, 2016
This Grant will expire on October 21, 2016
The intent of the first three project groups is to fund AR&D projects that effectively integrate PEVs into the electricity grid by enabling a higher mix of renewable resources, advancing the capabilities of PEVs, and improving the commercial viability of PEVs. Projects within these groups will research, develop, and advance technologies that optimize the benefits of PEVs to the electricity system by:
• Developing advanced tools and methods for smart and efficient charging with a focus on addressing intermittency and over-generation issues associated with renewable generation, allowing for a higher mix of renewable resources;
• Developing communication and protocols to enable bi-directional power flow to perform vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-building (V2B) strategies expanding into home and private/public fleet applications
This Grant will expire on November 04, 2016

Caltrans is pleased to release the FY 2017-18 Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Application Guide. A total of $9.3 million is available for transportation planning projects statewide. The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) current Mission:  Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

This Grant will expire on January 06, 2017
The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) is pleased to announce the availability of funding incentives to buy down the purchase cost of the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero (ISL G NZ) natural gas engine, certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) below the Optional NOx emissions standard of 0.02 grams per brake-horsepower hour (g/bhp-hr). This newly commercialized heavy-duty natural gas engine offers “near-zero” emission levels for ozone precursor and particulate matter criteria air pollutants – 90% lower than the current EPA heavy-duty engine standards - reductions that are of critical air quality importance to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) region.
This Grant will expire on November 28, 2016
As specified in Section 5312(h), FTA will consider proposals only from “institutions of higher education” as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002). Eligible institution(s) of higher education must have capacity to carry out transportation-related advanced component testing and evaluation, with laboratories capable of testing and evaluation, and direct access to or a partnership with a testing facility capable of emulating real-world circumstances in order to test low or no emission components. FTA may select one institution that is able to test all LoNo components, or it may select a small number of individual institutions, or a consortium of complementary institutions, each specializing in testing different LoNo components. The facility operated and maintained under the Section 5318 FTA Bus Testing Program is not eligible for LoNo-CAP.
This Grant will expire on January 18, 2017
The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skate parks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built from concrete by experienced skate park contractors and include local skaters in the design process.
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Amount: $1,000 to $25,000
Match: None
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit Organizations and State or Local Agencies, including Public School Systems
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.