Grants Opportunities

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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Local Early Action Planning Grant Program

As COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the region’s health and economy, SCAG is committed to helping local jurisdictions navigate and meet the state’s housing goals and requirements. As a part of the recently passed Assembly Bill 101, the department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) established the Local Early Action Planning Grant Program (LEAP) with $119 million for cities and counties. Cities and counties in compliance with state housing laws are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $65,000 to $1.5 million, based on the jurisdiction population size and on a non-competitive basis. This one-time grant funding can be used for the preparation and adoption of planning documents, process improvements to accelerate housing production, and to facilitate compliance with the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. Applications are due to the HCD by July 1, 2020. Visit the HCD website for more information on LEAP.


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This Grant will expire on June 19, 2020
The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP) funds infrastructure improvements on federally designated Trade Corridors of National and Regional Significance, on California’s portion of the National Highway Freight Network, and along other corridors that have a high volume of freight movement. The 2020 Program will provide three years of programming in fiscal years 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23, for an estimated total of $1.392 billion statewide. The funding target for the Los Angeles/Inland Empire regional corridor is an estimated $484.4 million.
This Grant will expire on December 01, 2030
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) provides funding 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: The purpose of the planning grant is 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. Only local public agencies are eligible to apply for planning grants.
Construction Grants: The Water Recycling Funding Program provides grants and financing to eligible applicants for the construction of water recycling facilities. Construction projects may be funded with grants and low interest financing from a state bond, a CWSRF financing agreement, or combinations of funding sources. Eligible applicants are local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, state & federal recognized Indian tribes, and mutual water companies.
Deadline: December 2030 (currently accepting applications via FAAST system)
Amount: $75,000 (for Planning Grants); $15-$20 Million (for Construction Grants)
Match: 50% (for Planning Grants); 35% (for Construction Grants)
Eligible Applicants: Local Public Agencies
This Grant will expire on September 20, 2020
The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation.  The AID Demonstration program is one initiative under the multi-faceted Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) approach providing funding and other resources to offset the risk of trying an innovation. 
The discretionary Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program provides funding for fixed guide-way investments such as new and expanded rapid rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit, and ferries, as well as corridor-based bus rapid transit investments that emulate the features of rail. There are four categories of eligible projects under the CIG program: New Starts, Small Starts, Core Capacity, and Programs of Interrelated Projects.
This program (49 U.S.C. 5310) provides formula funding to states for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities when the transportation service provided is unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate to meeting these needs. Funds are apportioned based on each state’s share of the population for these two groups. Formula funds are apportioned to direct recipients; for rural and small urban areas, this is the state Department of Transportation, while in large urban areas, a designated recipient is chosen by the governor.