Active Transportation

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).

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

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the current funding round (Round 5) will open early November 2019 with applications due in February 2020.

Available Funds

It is anticipated that $550 million will be available in Round 5 (FY 2019/2020). The maximum award amount is $30 million (no more than $60 million to a single developer per funding round), with a minimum of $1 million for TOD, ICP and RIPA Project Areas.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

25 out of 47 proposals funded (FY 2018/2019).

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).

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

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

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

12 projects nationwide were awarded $12,500 each (2019).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness
To be determined
Transformative Climate Communities Program Implementation Grant – Strategic Growth Council
Who is Eligible

CBOs, local governments, nonprofits (including coalitions of associations), philanthropic organizations and foundations, faith-based organizations, community development finance institutions, community development corporations, JPAs, and Native American tribal governments. There must be a minimum of one lead applicant, in addition to co-applicants.

What it Funds

Applicants must implement at least three projects associated with the following strategies: equitable housing and neighborhood development, affordable housing land acquisition, transit access and mobility, solar installation and energy efficiency, water efficiency, recycling and waste management, urban greening and green infrastructure, land conservation, health and well-being. The list of eligible activities and fundable elements are defined in Appendix B of the Round 3 Program Guidelines.

When to Apply

Guidelines will be finalized in October 2019. All applicants must submit an intent to apply and request for technical assistance, due November 30 with the application deadline February 28, 2020.

Available Funds

Two grant awards of $28.2 million each for Round 3 (FY 2019/2020).

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

2 out of 4 proposals funded in Round 2 (FY 2018/2019).

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