Street Repair

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).

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.

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally recognized tribes.

What it Funds

The purchase, construction, and/or improvements to public waste disposal facilities, public water facilities, sanitary sewerage, solid waste disposal, and storm wastewater facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $2.8 Billion nationwide in direct loans (2018). Approximately $30 million in grants nationwide and $890,000 in grants in California (2019)

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

26 awards were granted in California (2019).

Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.

Available Funds

$50,000 – $25 million loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

This funding program provides loans to qualified applicants on a non-competitive basis.

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