Active Transportation

Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF) – Office of Planning and Research
Deadline: Winter 2023
Who is Eligible

Planning grants: non-profit organizations, district organizations of an EDA-designated Economic Development District (EDD), institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education, and Native American Tribes or a consortium of Native American Tribes.

What it Funds

The planning phase will establish regional, inclusive planning tables to develop blueprints and align resources for each region’s economic future.

The implementation phase will fund regional projects that advance globally competitive and sustainable industries with high-quality jobs that have clear pathways for employment for workers that are underserved and/or face industry disruption after COVID-19.

When to Apply

The application window for the Planning Phase closed in July 2022.

The implementation grants solicitation and the Tribal funding opportunity solicitation will be announced in Winter 2023.

Available Funds

Approximately $5M per regional collaborative (approx. 13 collaboratives) in the planning phase. $500M in rolling, competitive grants (Fall 2022 to June 2024) is available for the implementation phase.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Strategic Partnerships – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: February 2023
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 the fall.

The release of the FY 2023-24 Grant Application Guide and a call for applications is expected to occur between December 2022 and January 2023, with applications due in February 2023.

Available Funds

Approximately $4.5 million with a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum 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 Competitive – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: February 2023
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 the fall.

The release of the FY 2023-24 Grant Application Guide and a call for applications is expected to occur between December 2022 and January 2023, with applications due in February 2023.

Available Funds

$29 million is available (FY 2023/24).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness

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

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: March 2023
Who is Eligible

Local governments, public housing authorities, redevelopment successor agencies, transit agencies or transit operators, RTPAs, local Transportation Commissions, Congestion Management Agencies, JPAs, school districts, facilities districts, university or community college districts, developer or program operators, and federally recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Integrated land use and transportation projects supporting low-carbon transportation options, including affordable housing, active transportation and transit projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit disadvantaged communities.

When to Apply

The most recent application period closed in June 2021. The next call for applications is expected in January 2023, with applications for Round 7 due on March 2023.

Available Funds

The NOFA is expected to make available approximately $750 million.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

26 out of 55 proposals funded in Round 5 (FY 2019/2020).

Clean California Local Grant Program – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Deadline: April 2023
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, transit agencies, and federally recognized tribal governments. Non-profits may be subapplicants and are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants.

What it Funds

Projects that beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

When to Apply

The application window for Cycle 1 closed on February 1, 2022. A call for projects for Cycle 2 will be announced on January 2023, with applications due on April 2023.

Available Funds

Approximately $296 million was available in Cycle 1, with a maximum award amount of $5 million. The local match component will range from 0% to 50% of the project costs and will be based on the capacity of the community to leverage local capital.

Approximately $100 million is available for Cycle 2.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

105 out of 329 projects were awarded in 2022.

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