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. 

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: October 7, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: Tribal Governments, Non-Profits 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: September 30, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Utility Companies, Telecommunications Companies, Non-Profits, and Regional Planning Councils

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: September 30, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: States and Local Government Agencies

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: September 15, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: Tribal Governments, Special District Governments and Local Government Agencies

STRENGTHENING MOBILITY AND REVOLUTIONIZING TRANSPORTATION (SMART) GRANTS

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: TBD
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: State, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Public Transit Agency, Public Toll Authority and MPO’s

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: October 13, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: States, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, MPO’s, and Nonprofit Organizations

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: October 4, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: States, United States Territories, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, Public Port Authority and MPO’s

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Sponsor/Source: Caltrans

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) is a competitive statewide program created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. ATP Cyle 6 was recently completed and Cycle 7 will be next in the year 2025. 

Deadline: TBD
Status: Closed
Eligible: TBD

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: November/December 2022
Status: Upcoming
Eligible: MPO’s, RTPA’s, Transit Agencies, Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments and Other Public Transportation Entities

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: August 12, 2022
Status: Open
Eligible: Local Government Agencies, Tribal Governments, and Other Local Agencies

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

WATER RECYCLING FUNDING PROGRAM (WFRP)

Sponsor/Source: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)

WFRP funding is provided to local public agencies 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 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. 

Construction Grants to eligible applicants for the construction of water recycling facilities.

Deadline: December 2030 (currently accepting applications via FAAST system)
Status: Open