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Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Sustainable Communities Competitive – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: October 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PT
Who is Eligible

MPOs, RTPAs, transit agencies, cities and counties (with compliant housing housing elements), Native American tribal governments, and public transportation entities. CBOs, nonprofits, and other public entities may only apply as sub-applicants.

What it Funds

Local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects that further the region’s RTP/SCS, contribute to GHG reduction, and address the needs of disadvantaged communities.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis, with a call for proposals announced in late summer followed by an application deadline in fall. Proposals for the current 2022/2023 cycle are due by October 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Awards are anticipated to be announced in Spring 2022.

Available Funds

$29 million is available (FY 2022/23), with a minimum of $50,000 for disadvantaged and Native American Tribal communities and $100,000 for all other applicants, and a maximum of $700,000 per award.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness

51 proposals funded out of 96 (FY 2021/22).

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Strategic Partnerships – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: October 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PT
Who is Eligible

MPOs and RTPAs. Transit agencies, universities and community colleges, Native American Tribal Governments, local governments, counties, CBOs, nonprofits, and other public entities may apply as sub-applicants.

What it Funds

Planning projects that address needs on the State Highway System and multimodal transit planning projects.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis, with a call for proposals announced in late summer followed by an application deadline in fall. Proposals for the current 2022/2023 cycle are due by October 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Awards are anticipated to be announced in Spring 2022.

Available Funds

$1.5 million for state highway system projects and $3 million for transit projects (2020/2021), with a minimum of $100,000 ($75,000 for rural RTPAs for transit projects) and a maximun of $500,000 per award.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness

9 out of 14 proposals funded (FY 2020/2021).

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Sustainable Communities Formula – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: October 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PT
Who is Eligible

MPOs.

What it Funds

Local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects 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. Formula funding may also be used to administer a regional competitive grant program.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis, with a call for proposals announced in late summer followed by an application deadline in fall. Proposals for the current 2022/2023 cycle are due by October 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Awards are anticipated to be announced in Spring 2022.

Available Funds

$12.5 million is available on a non-competitive basis (formula funding) to certain MPOs for the current funding cycle (2022/23). Formula grant allocations are listed in section 3.5 of the program guidelines.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

This program provides formula funding. Formula grant allocations are listed in section 3.5 of the guidelines.

Recreational Trails Program – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Who is Eligible

Cities and counties, districts, state and federal agencies, nonprofits with management responsibilities of public lands.

What it Funds

Recreational trails and trails-related projects.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. The current application cycles has a deadline of October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Available Funds

$2.7 million. There are no maximum or minimum Grant amounts that can be requested.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Regional Park Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: January 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm
Who is Eligible

Counties, regional park districts, special districts, joint powers authorities, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Acquisition for new or enhanced public access and use. Development to create or renovate multiuse trails, regional sports complexes, visitor and other support facilities.

When to Apply

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 20, 2022, before 5:00 pm.

Available Funds

$23,125,000 are available for competitive grants. With a minimum award of $200,000 and a maximum award of $3,000,000.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Rural Recreation and Tourism Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: January 20, 2022 by 5:00 pm
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, and special districts in nonurbanized areas.

What it Funds

Acquisition and development of new recreational opportunities and facilities in nonurbanized counties with populations of less than 500,000 people and low population densities per square mile.

When to Apply

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 20, 2022, before 5:00pm.

Available Funds

$23,125,000 are available for competitive grants. With a minimum award of $200,000 and a maximum award of $3,000,000.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined

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