Many state and federal transportation funds are allocated
through California’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations
(MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs).
To find your regional transportation agencies, check
California’s local air districts may offer grants for
transportation and other projects that improve air quality.
To find your local air district, check here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/capcoa/roster.htm
SCAG Sustainable Communities Program (SCP)
Housing & Sustainable Development Technical Assistance Program
Announced in November 2020, the SCP Housing and Sustainable
Development program will provide technical assistance and
resources to jurisdictions in incorporating equity, increasing
active transportation and diverse mobility options, developing
more housing options near transit, incorporating greenhouse gas
emissions and/or vehicle-miles traveled reduction measures, among
other strategies in local planning to implement the goals from
the 2020-2045 Connect SoCal Regional Transportation
Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy across the region.
The program will focus on three project types, 1) Advancing
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Implementation; 2) Housing
Sustainability Districts, Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones,
and Housing Supportive Tax Increment Financing Districts; and 3)
Objective Development Standards for Streamlined Housing,
Prohousing Designation Program and Parking Innovation. These
three housing project types were chosen because they will lead to
development of supportive housing policies and programs, and each
have their own unique application.
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SCAG TIF Feasibility Analysis and Technical Assistance
To implement Connect SoCal’s housing development goals, SCAG has
conducted feasibility analyses, in partnership with Kosmont
Companies, across SCAG’s jurisdictions to determine eligibility
to initiate a TIF district or other value capture pilot projects.
To determine eligibility, projects must meet the following
- Project has high potential for development or redevelopment
- Project area supports TOD and is zoned to support such
- Transportation and related infrastructure will help catalyze
- Infrastructure is of communitywide and regional benefit
- Potential property tax increment and other sources funding
Over 100 jurisdictions have benefited from SCAG’s technical
assistance, with 30 going on to pursue pilot projects, including
the now-approved City of Placentia/County of Orange EIFD and the
County Los Angeles West Carson EIFD. For more information,
contact Kimberly Clark at email@example.com.