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 April 26, 2016
EPA is announcing a $26 million funding opportunity for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.
This Grant will expire on April 29, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
Like the first seven rounds, FY 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.  The 2016 TIGER grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, does not provide dedicated funding for the planning, preparation, or design of capital projects; however, these activities may be funded as part of an overall construction project.
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 May 13, 2016
The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities program (49 U.S.C. 5339) makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to: replace, rehabilitate, purchase buses, related equipment, and to construct bus-related facilities including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funding is provided through formula allocations and competitive grants. A sub-program provides competitive grants for bus and bus facility projects that support low and zero-emission vehicles.                                                                                                 
This Grant will expire on May 13, 2016
The Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
This Grant will expire on May 20, 2016

The purpose of the program is to provide grants to States or groups of States to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. This solicitation seeks applications that meet the following objectives:
• To test the design, acceptance, and implementation of a user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
• To improve the functionality of such user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
• To conduct outreach to increase public awareness regarding the need for alternative funding sources for surface transportation programs and to provide information on possible approaches.
• To provide recommendations regarding adoption and implementation of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
• To minimize the administrative cost of deploying any potential user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
• Minimize the administrative costs associated with the collection of fees. Though pilot projects of any size or scope may be proposed, the DOT is most interested in funding larger scale pilots, rather than smaller scale proof of concept projects, and in awarding funds to both single State and multi-State pilots.

A total of $15 million is available with the award ceiling set at $7.5 million.  Cost sharing or matching is required, with the maximum Federal share being 50 percent of future eligible costs.  

Applications must be submitted on by 12:00 p.m. PST on or by May 20, 2016.  The Funding Opportunity Number on is DTFH6116RA00013 and can be found at:

This Grant will expire on May 31, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $5.3 million in competitive grant funds to improve public transportation options that increase access to healthcare for those who lack good transportation choices. FTA’s Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants will help build partnerships between health, transportation and other service providers to develop strategies that connect patients with public transportation options. The grants will further FTA’s Rides to Wellness initiative, which emphasizes public transportation as a strategy for people to access health services, resulting in greater preventive care, fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, and lower costs. The initiative focuses on improving outcomes for those with chronic conditions and ensuring that at-risk populations can get to wellness visits, healthy food, and community services.


This Grant will expire on June 03, 2016

The initiative provides grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment.  This notice is the first of annual solicitations for the ATCMTD program and seeks applications from eligible entities to establish the initial set of model technology deployment sites. The DOT intends for these model technology deployments to help demonstrate how emerging transportation technologies, data, and their applications, which also link to Beyond Traffic 2045, can be effectively deployed and integrated with existing systems to provide access to essential services and other destinations. This also includes efforts to increase connectivity to employment, education, services and other opportunities; support workforce development; and contribute to community revitalization, particularly for disadvantaged groups (e.g., low income groups, persons with visible or hidden disabilities, elderly individuals, and minority populations).

A total of $60 million is available, however, DOT will make no fewer than five and no more than 10 awards of up to $12 million each depending on the number of awards and amounts set aside for DOT administrative expenses.  The federal share of project costs for ATCMTD Grants is 50%, with the applicant providing a local share of 50% of the net project cost and documenting the source of the local match in the grant application.

Applications must be submitted on by June 3, 2016. The Funding Opportunity Number on is DTFH6116RA00012 and can be found at:
Eligible applicants are State or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) representing a population of over 200,000, or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions. Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders is encouraged.


This Grant will expire on June 13, 2016
The Pilot Program is intended to fund comprehensive planning that supports economic development, ridership, multimodal connectivity and accessibility, increased transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and mixed-use development near transit stations.  For projects seeking CIG program funding, this comprehensive planning work will help them develop the information that addresses the CIG Program's evaluation criteria, increasing their competitiveness for funding from the CIG program. For projects that have received CIG construction grants since July 2012 when MAP-21 and this Pilot Program was enacted, this comprehensive planning work will help leverage the Federal investment already made and ensure successful transit corridors. The program also encourages identification of infrastructure needs and engagement with the private sector.

Eligible applicants under this program must be FTA grantees (i.e., existing direct and designated recipients) as of the publication date of April 14, 2016.   A total of $20.49 million is available with the award ceiling set at $2 million.  Cost sharing or matching is required, with the maximum Federal share being 80 percent of future eligible costs.  
Applications must be submitted on by 8:59 p.m. PST on or by June 13, 2016.  The Funding Opportunity Number on is FTA-2016-005-TPE.  The Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found in the Federal Register at the following:
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.
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