Grant Opportunities

Overview

Welcome to SCAG’s grant opportunities page. Here you will find information on current open and upcoming 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 basic characteristics of each of the grant opportunities are listed below each of the grant titles. Links to the grant program websites are also provided for more detailed information about each program.

We are also providing an additional link to the Federal Transportation Funding: Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Grant Preparation Checklist for Prospective Applicants. This resource provides useful guidelines designed to assist in understanding existing requirements for successful grant applications. 

Open

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) 

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program provides funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. 

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Port Authorities, Special District Governments, State Governments, Tribal Governments 

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Sponsor/Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program provides funding to states (local government agencies can apply as a sub-applicant to their state), U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribal governments for hazard mitigation activities, capability and capacity building activities, and management costs.

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Special District Governments, Tribal Governments

A Decision Tool to Electrify Homes with Limited Electrical Panel Capacity

sponsor/source: California Energy Commission

This program will develop and demonstrate a decision tool that provides homeowners with detailed information on their electricity use and panel capacity and provides actionable pathways to achieve electrification.

Deadline: March 5, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: All Public and Private Entities (except local publicly owned electric utilities)

Climate Resilience and Community Access Grant

sponsor/source: Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy

The Climate Resilience and Community Access Grant program enhances desert resilience to climate change, fosters conservation of the desert as a carbon sink, promotes equity in access to outdoor recreation throughout the Coachella Valley, and improves natural resources management on existing conservation lands.

Deadline: March 8, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Special District Governments, Non-Profit Organizations

Proposition 1 Grant Program

Sponsor/Source: Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy

Proposition 1 grants implement the California Water Action Plan in the Coachella Valley by funding land acquisition that preserves watersheds or habitat areas for endangered species, infrastructure projects that improve water management or prevent flooding, and projects that restore or enhance watersheds.

Deadline: March 20, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Non-Profit Organizations, Tribal Governments 

2018 Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Resilient Infrastructure Program 

Sponsor/Source: california Department of Housing and community Development 

Deadline: March 29, 2024 
Eligible: Public Agencies and Tribal Governments in Shasta County, Lake County, Butte County, Los Angeles County 

The purpose of the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Resilient Infrastructure Program is to assist local jurisdictions with mitigation-related infrastructure needs to support risk reduction from the three primary hazards (i.e., wildfire, flooding and earthquakes) as established within the Mitigation Needs Assessment. 

Deadline: March 29, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Public Agencies and Tribal Governments in Shasta County, Lake County, Butte County, Los Angeles County 

Surface Transportation Block Grant /Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement /Carbon Reduction Program Project Nominations 

Sponsor/Source: SCAG/Federal Highway Administration 

Deadline: March 29, 2024
Eligible: County Transportation Commissions, SCAG Cities, SCAG Counties, Transit Agencies, Tribal Governments 

The joint Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) solicitation for project nominations provides funding for transportation projects and programs based on unique eligibility criteria. Contact your respective county transportation commission for more information on submitting applications for these federal fund sources, including any earlier county-specific deadlines. 

Deadline: March 29, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: County Transportation Commissions, SCAG Cities, SCAG Counties, Transit Agencies, Tribal Governments 

Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets

Sponsor/Source: California Energy Commission

Eligible projects will deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support a light-duty government fleets under a single government entity. 

Deadline: April 5, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Private Organizations, Tribal Governments

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Allocation Grants 

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of energy

The purpose of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant program is to assist eligible state, local and tribal governments in implementing strategies to: reduce fossil fuel emissions and maximize benefits for local and regional communities; reduce the total energy use of eligible entities, improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other sectors; and build a clean and equitable energy economy that prioritizes disadvantaged communities and promotes equity and inclusion in workforce opportunities and deployment activities, consistent with the Justice40 Initiative. 

Deadline: April 30, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Tribal Governments 

California Advanced Services Fund: Broadband Public Housing Account

Sponsor/Source: California Public Utilities Commission

The California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Public Housing Account provides grants and loans to finance up to 100 percent of the costs to install inside wiring and broadband network equipment for broadband networks offering free service for residents of low-income communities. 

Deadline: Jul. 1, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Public Housing Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations 

Bridge Investment Program

SPONSOR/SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Bridge Investment Program provides funding for planning and construction of large bridge projects, to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges. 

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Special District Governments, Tribal Governments

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program 

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities. This grant support will enable communities and their partners to overcome long-standing environmental challenges and implement meaningful solutions to meet community needs now and for generations to come. 

Deadline: Nov. 21, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Non-Profit Organizations, In Partnership with Community-Based Organizations: Education Institutions, Local Governments, Tribal Governments 

Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant program will fund highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods.

Deadline: TBD
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments, Public Port Authorities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, State Governments, Tribal Governments, United States Territories

UPCOMING

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program Round 8

Sponsor/Source: California Department of Housing and Community Development 

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program funds will be used for loans or grants, or a combination of the two, to projects that will achieve greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle miles traveled and increasing accessibility to affordable housing and key destinations, particularly by shortening trip length or shifting mode choice from single-occupancy vehicle to transit, bicycling or walking. 

Deadline: March 19, 2024
Status: Open
Eligible: Developers, Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Tribal Governments

Local Partnership Competitive Program

Sponsor/Source: California Transportation Commission

The Local Partnership Competitive Program provides funding to local and regional transportation agencies that have sought and received voter approval of taxes or that have imposed fees dedicated solely for transportation improvements.

Deadline: TBD
Status: Anticipated Open Date: August 2024
Eligible: Local Governments, Regional Transportation Agencies

CLOSED

Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) Grants

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The ICAM pilot program awards competitive grants to finance innovative capital projects to improve coordination of non-emergency medical transportation services for the transportation-disadvantaged and build partnerships among health, transportation and other service providers.

Deadline: Feb. 13, 2024
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Governments, Non-profit Organizations, Public Transit Operators, State Governments 

2024 Go Human Community Streets Grant Program

sponsor/source: SCAG and California Office of Traffic Safety

The Community Streets Program provides approximately 12 eligible applicants with up to $30,000 in grant funding to support projects that implement traffic safety strategies including but not limited to messaging, education, engagement activities, leadership development, community assessment or resource distribution. The Community Streets Program aims to build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of people most harmed by traffic injuries and fatalities, including without limitation Black, Indigenous and People of Color; people with disabilities; and elders, particularly those walking and biking. 

Deadline: Feb. 9, 2024
Status: Closed
Eligible: Community-Based Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Social Enterprises

Advanced Transportation Technologies & Innovative Mobility Deployment 

Sponsor/Source: Federal Highway Administration

The Advanced Transportation Technologies & Innovative Mobility Deployment program will fund projects related to the development of model deployment sites for large-scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance and infrastructure return on investments.  

Deadline: Feb. 2, 2024
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Special District Governments, State Governments

OTS Grants

Sponsor/Source: California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)

The goal of the annual OTS Grants program is to prevent serious injury and death resulting from motor vehicle crashes so that all roadway users arrive at their destination safely.

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Governments

All Stations Accessibility Program

Sponsor/Source: Federal Transit Administration 

Projects eligible for funding under the All Stations Accessibility Program include capital projects to repair, improve, modify, retrofit or relocate infrastructure of stations or facilities for passenger use, including load-bearing members essential to the structural frame; or planning projects to develop or modify a plan for pursuing public transportation accessibility projects, assessments of accessibility, assessments of planned modifications to stations or facilities for passenger use projects, or programs of projects in an eligible area. 

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2024 
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Governments, State Governments