Active Transportation

Active Transportation Program – California Department of Transportation
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, tribes, MPOs, transit agencies, school districts, and nonprofits (recreational trails only).

What it Funds

Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, Safe Routes to School programs, and pedestrian and bicycle plans.

When to Apply

Call for proposals typically announced every other year. The next call for proposals will be in Spring 2020.

Available Funds

$440 million statewide in Cycle 5 (2019). Priority is given to disadvantaged communities.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

44 out of 553 proposals funded (2018/2019).

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Who is Eligible

Local governments, transportation and transit agencies, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, JPAs, K-12 schools, college and university districts, and federally-recognized Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Affordable housing and transportation infrastructure, including active transportation and transit projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

When to Apply

Proposals are currently being accepted, with applications due February 11, 2019.

Available Funds

$395 million (2018/2019).

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

19 out of 54 proposals funded (2017/2018), 14 of which are located in or benefit CalEnviroScreen 3.0 disadvantaged communities.

California River Parkways Grant Program – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Public agencies and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Trails for walking and bicycling with a river or stream linkage, or other river parkway projects.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted as funding is available. Concept proposals for the current funding cycle will be accepted from August 15 through September 27, 2018. Subsequently, successful applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.

Available Funds

Approximately $7 million (2018).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

23 out of 52 proposals funded (2015/2016).

Proposition 68 – SB 5 (2018)
Who is Eligible

Local agencies, state conservatories, federally recognized Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation list, JPAs and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Active transportation infrastructure and other enhancements which promote non-motorized access to parks and outdoor recreational areas.

When to Apply

To be announced following adoption of project solicitation and evaluation guidelines.

Available Funds

$30 Million.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Regional Parks Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
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

To be announced following adoption of project solicitation and evaluation guidelines.

Available Funds

Upon appropriation by the California State Legislature, it is anticipated that $23,125,000 will be available for competitive grants.

Award Size

To be determined

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
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

An application due date will be announced when the application guide is finalized in 2019.

Available Funds

Upon appropriation by the California State Legislature, it is anticipated that $23,125,000 will be available for competitive grants.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program – Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits.

What it Funds

Safe Routes to Parks action plans and implementation activities such as acquiring rights-of-way, maintenance, and street design.

When to Apply

The most recent application period closed in December 2018.

Available Funds

10 awardees nationwide will receive a grant of $12,500.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness
To be determined
Sustainable Communities Grant – California Department of Transportation
Who is Eligible

MPOs, RTPAs, transit agencies, cities, counties, Native American tribal governments, and public transportation entities. Nonprofits, universities and community colleges may apply as sub-applicants.

What it Funds

Plans for walking, bicycling, and safe routes to school.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Typically, a call for proposals is announced in late summer, followed by an application deadline in fall. The most recent application period closed in November 2018.

Available Funds

$29.5 Million (2019/2020).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness

65 out of 138 proposals funded (FY 2018/2019).

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