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. Links are provided for more detailed information about  each program. 

LOCAL PARTNERSHIP COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

SOURCE/SPONSOR: CA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

The Local Partnership Competitive Program provides funding to counties, cities, districts, and regional transportation agencies in which voters have approved fees or taxes dedicated solely to transportation improvements or that have imposed fees, including uniform developer fees, dedicated solely to transportation improvements. 

Deadline: Nov. 29, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies and Regional Transportation Agencies.

PERMANENT LOCAL HOUSING ALLOCATION

SOURCE/SPONSOR: CA DEpartment of housing and community development

The Permanent Local Housing Allocation assists persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness or to increase the supply of housing to households.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: Entitlement Local Governments and Non-entitlement local governments.

CONSOLIDATED RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (CRISI) PROGRAM

Sponsor/Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

This program funds projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, Special Districts, Tribal Governments, University Transportation Center, Rail Carriers, and Non profit labor organizations. 

CALIFORNIA ADVANCED SERVICES FUND: BROADBAND ADOPTION ACCOUNT

SPONSOR/SOURCE: CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Adoption Account provides grants that will increase publicly available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as grants for digital literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption.

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Senior Agencies, Schools, Public Libraries, and Non-Profit Organizations. 

CALIFORNIA ADVANCED SERVICES FUND: BROADBAND PUBLIC HOUSING ACCOUNT

SPONSOR/SOURCE: CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The basis of the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Broadband Public Housing Account is to provide grants and loans to finance projects to build broadband networks offering free broadband service for residents of low-income communities.

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Public Housing Agency or Nonprofit orrganizations.

COMPETITIVE GRANTS FOR RAIL VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

The purpose of the Rail Program is to modernize America’s transit system, focusing on maintaining a State of Good Repair for fixed-guideway rail transit.  Eligible projects are the replacement of rail rolling stock.

Deadline: Jan. 5, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies and States that receive fixed guideway or high intensity motorbus systems in revenue for at least seven years. 

AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

The ACP Outreach Grant Program provides new federal funding for the FCC to grant eligible governmental and non-governmental entities with the funding and resources needed to increase awareness of and participation in the ACP among those households most in need of affordable connectivity.

Deadline: Jan. 9, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Nonprofits, Tribal Governments, and Special Districts.

FY 2022 CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS IMPLEMENTATION GRANT PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The purpose of this program is to support locally-driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. 

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Public Housing Authorities and Indian Housing Authorities.

PORT AND FREIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: CALIFORNIA STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY

The program seeks to improve the capacity, safety, efficiency and resilience of goods movement to, from and through California’s maritime ports, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and harmful impacts to communities adjacent to the corridors and facilities used for goods movement. 

Deadline: Jan. 13, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Governments Agencies, MPO’s, RTPA’s, Ports, and Joint Powers. 

TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM SAFETY FUND (TTPSF)

Sponsor/Source: FeDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Transportation fatalities and injuries severely impact the quality of life in Indian country.  Each year under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), as enacted by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), 4% of the available TTP funds are set aside to address transportation safety issues identified by federally recognized Indian tribes through a competitive, discretionary program. Projects are chosen whose outcomes will reduce fatal and serious injuries in transportation related incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2023 
Status: Open
Eligible: Tribal Governments. 

ASSESSING THE ROLE OF HYDROGEN IN CALIFORNIA’S DECARBONIZING ELECTRIC SYSTEM

SOURCE/SPONSOR: CA Energy commission 

The purpose is to fund an assessment of the potential role of hydrogen production from renewable electricity and end-use conversion technologies for electric sector applications in California’s decarbonizing electric system.

Deadline: Jan. 23, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Organizations. 

URBAN COMMUNITY DROUGHT RELIEF FUNDING

SOURCE/SPONSOR: CA Department of Water Resources

This grant is intended to provide water to communities that face the loss or contamination of their water supplies, to address immediate impacts on human health and safety, to secure the future of California’s water supply, and to protect fish and wildlife resources. 

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Special District Governments, Public Utilities, Higher Education Institutions, Non-Profit Organiztions and Tribal Governments.

BLOOMBERG INITIATIVE FOR CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE (BICI)

Sponsor/Source: bloomberg cities network

The Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) is a competitive grant program that will foster catalytic change in city cycling infrastructure around the world.

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Cities with popuations of 100,000 or more. 

TRANSIT AND INTERCITY RAIL CAPITAL PROGRAM

Sponsor/Source: CALIFORNIA STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY

This program provides grants from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to fund transformative capital improvements that will modernize California’s intercity, commuter, and urban rail systems, and bus and ferry transit systems, to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, vehicle miles traveled, and congestion.

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Public Agencies that operate transit service, Urban Rail Transit Service, and Bus or Ferry TransitService. 

LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE AND MULTI-USE HYDROGEN REFUELING INFRASTRUCTURE

Sponsor/Source: CA ENERGY COMMISSION

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of up to $27 million in grant funds for projects that will provide publicly available hydrogen refueling stations to enable continued growth of the California fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market.

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Organizations. 

SMALL COMMUNITY DROUGHT RELIEF PROGRAM

Sponsor/Source: DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

The Small Community Drought Relief Program is to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities survive this and future droughts.

Deadline: Dec. 29, 2023
Status: Open
Eligible: Nonprofits, Public Agencies and Tribal Governments

LOCAL AGENCY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Sponsor/Source: CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

The Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA) grant program is available for eligible pre construction work facilitating broadband network projects to areas in need. 

Deadline: $50 million to be awarded by December 2024. 
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies and Tribal Governments

UPCOMING

ADAPTATION PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH

This program provides funding to help fill local, regional, and tribal planning needs, provides communities the resources to identify climate resilience priorities, and supports the development of a pipeline of climate resilient infrastructure projects across the state.

Deadline: Upcoming
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Non Profit Organizations.

CALIFORNIA ADVANCED SERVICES FUND: RURAL AND URBAN REGIONAL BROADBAND CONSORTIA ACCOUNT

SPONSOR/SOURCE: CA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account (Consortia Grant Account) funds grants are available to facilitate the deployment of broadband services by assisting CASF infrastructure grant applicants in the project development or grant application process or assisting broadband deployment projects related to programs created under Senate Bill (SB) 156 and Assembly Bill (AB) 164.

Deadline: Upcoming
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Public Safety Agencies, Schools, Non-profit organizations, Libraries, and Higher Education Institutions.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING GRANTS

Sponsor/Source: Caltrans

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants funds local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects, transportation planning studies partnering with Caltrans, and multimodal planning studies partnering with Caltrans that further the region’s RTP SCS (where applicable), contribute to the State’s GHG reduction targets, and assist in achieving the Caltrans Mission and Grant Program Objectives.

Deadline: February 2023
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: MPO’s, RTPA’s, Transit Agencies, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments and Other Public Transportation Entities

CLEAN CALIFORNIA LOCAL GRANT PROGRAM

SOURCE/SPONSOR: CALTRANS

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program through which funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

Deadline: April 2023
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Special District Governments, Tribal Governments, Public Housing Authorities, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Organizations. 

AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY OUTREACH GRANT

Federal Communications Commission

Eligible Outreach Partners Will Help the Commission Raise Awareness About the Affordable Connectivity Program and Increase Enrollment.

Deadline: TBD
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Nonprofits, Tribal Governments, and Special Districts

CHARGING AND FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE

SPONSOR/SOURCE: u.s. department of transportation

Program funds will be made available each fiscal year for Community Grants, to install electric vehicle charging and alternative fuel in locations on public roads, schools, parks, and in publicly accessible parking facilities. 

Deadline: TBD
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: TBD

CLOSED

STRENGTHENING MOBILITY AND REVOLUTIONIZING TRANSPORTATION (SMART) GRANTS

SPONSOR/SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation

SMART provides supplemental funding grants to rural, midsized, and large communities to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety.

Deadline: Nov. 18, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: State, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Public Transit Agency, Public Toll Authority and MPO’s.

ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIVE MOBILITY DEPLOYMENT

SPONSOR/SOURCE: FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (fhwa)

This 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: Nov. 18, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, MPO’s, and Special District Governments.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS) FOR TRANSIT BUS DEMONSTRATION AND AUTOMATED TRANSIT BUS MAINTENANCE AND YARD OPERATIONS DEMONSTRATION

SPONSOR/SOURCE: FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

The Transit Bus Automation Research program provides funds for Transit Buses demonstrations to help improve transit bus safety and efficiency. This program will also provide funds for an initial phase of Automated Transit Bus Maintenance and Yard Operations demonstrations to improve worker efficiency and safety in bus yards.

Deadline: Nov. 21, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Public Transit Agency, States, Local Government Agencies, MPO’s Tribal Governments and Higher Education Institutions.

THRIVING COMMUNITIES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

SPONSOR/SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HUD’s Thriving Communities Technical Assistance program will provide funding to technical assistance providers to help local governments ensure housing needs are considered as part of their larger infrastructure investment plans, while also supporting equitable development and local economic development ecosystems in Disadvantaged Communities.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Nonprofit organizations, Tribal Governments, Higher Education Institutions, and Small Businesses. 

RURAL eCONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: Rural Utilities Service

The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that currently do not have sufficient access to broadband.

Deadline: Nov. 2, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Private Corporations, Cooperatives, Local Government Agencies, U.S. Territories, Tribal Governments

RAILROAD CROSSING ELIMINATION GRANT

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

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

Deadline: Oct. 11, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: States, United States Territories, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Public Port Authority and MPO’s

RUBBERIZED PAVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

SPONSOR/SOURCE: Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

CalRecycle provides opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. 

Deadline: Oct. 12, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Special District Governments, Tribal Governments, State Agencies

RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES PILOT DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAM

U.S. Department of Transportation

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program funding supports planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development. 

Deadline: Oct. 13, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, MPO’s, and Nonprofit Organizations

REGIONAL CLIMATE COLLABORATIVES GRANT

Sponsor/Source: CA Strategic Growth Council

The Regional Climate Collaboratives Grant funds community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action in their communities.

Deadline: Oct. 7, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Tribal Governments, Non-Profits and Local Government Agencies

ALL STATIONS ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM (ASAP)

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

ASAP helps finance capital projects to upgrade the accessibility of legacy rail fixed guideway public transportation systems for persons with disabilities by increasing the nunmber of existing stations or facilities that are fully accessible. 

Deadline: Oct. 7, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: States and Local Government Agencies

ENABLING MIDDLE MILE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM

Sponsor/Source: U.S. National Telcommunications and Information Administration

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program supports the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure.

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Utility Companies, Telecommunications Companies, Non-Profits, and Regional Planning Councils

SAFE STREETS AND ROADS FOR ALL (SS4A)

Sponsor/Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

SS4A provides funds for projects that support planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micromobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators.

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Tribal Governments, Special District Governments and Local Government Agencies

BUILDING RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITIES

SPONSOR/SOURCE: CAL OES

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) makes funds available to states (local government agencies can apply as a subapplicant to their state), U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribal governments for hazard mitigation activities.

Deadline: Sept. 16, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Special District Governments, Tribal Governments.

HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HSIP)

Sponsor/Source: Caltrans

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) requires that all proposed projects must lead to the construction of safety improvements that achieve a reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. 

Deadline: Sept. 12, 2022
Status: Closed
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, and Other Local Agencies