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Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Strategic Partnerships – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: February 12, 2021 5 PM PST
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 accepted on an annual basis. Typically, a call for proposals is announced in late summer, followed by an application deadline in fall. The final grant application guide has been released and applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of February 12, 2021 by 5:00 PM PST.

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

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

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Sustainable Communities Competitive – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: February 12, 2021 5 PM PST
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 accepted on an annual basis. Typically, a call for proposals is announced in late summer, followed by an application deadline in fall. The final grant application guide has been released and applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of February 12, 2021 by 5:00 PM PST.

Available Funds

Approximately $17 million, 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

77 out of 178 proposals funded (FY 2020/21).

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program: Sustainable Communities Formula – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: February 12, 2021 5 PM PST
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 accepted on an annual basis. Typically, a call for proposals is announced in late summer, followed by an application deadline in fall. The final grant application guide has been released and applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of February 12, 2021 by 5:00 PM PST.

Available Funds

$12.5 million will be distributed to the MPOs on a formula basis. Formula grant allocations are listed in section 3.5 of the guidelines.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

This program provides formula funding. See Section 3.5 of the guidelines for formula grant allocations by MPO.

Regional Park Program (Proposition 68) – California Department of Parks and Recreation
Deadline: November 5, 2021
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

Applications are due November 5, 2021. More information about this up-coming funding round will be announced as application workshops are held on January 14, 19, 28, and February 2, 2021.

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: November 5, 2021
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

Applications are due November 5, 2021. More information about this up-coming funding round will be announced as application workshops are held at dates to be determined in January and February 2021.

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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