*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS* Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant Program – U.S. Department of Transportation
State and local government entities, Native American tribal governments, transit agencies, port authorities, and MPOs.
Roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, or intermodal transportation projects.
Applications are accepted on an annual basis. The next application deadline is May 18, 2020 at 5:00pm (EDT).
Maximum of $90 million awarded each year to the State of California. Grant award amounts between $5 million and $25 million.
Medium to Large
*UP-COMING OPPORTUNITY* Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) – California Air Resources Board
Government entities, nonprofits, and California Native American Tribes. Other organizations may partner as sub-applicants.
Zero-emission car-sharing and ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and innovative transit services like demand-responsive transit in California’s historically under-served communities.
Applications for Community Transportation Needs Assessments will be accepted beginning June 1, 2020. Community Transportation Needs Assessments that meet program requirements will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted ($1 million total funding pool for Community Transportation Needs Assessments). It is anticipated that applications for Mobility Project Vouchers will be accepted in Fall 2020, for a total funding pool of $19 million.
$20 million is available for the 2020 application window with a maximum funding amount of $50,000 for a Community Transportation Needs Assessment, $1 million for a new local Clean Shared Mobility Project, and $600,000 for expansion of an existing project.
Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
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.
Affordable housing and transportation infrastructure, including active transportation and transit projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It is anticipated that the next funding round (cycle 6) will open in November 2020, with an application deadline of February 20, 2021.
$550 million is available for 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.
Medium to Large
Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.
Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.
$50,000 – $25 million in loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.
Small, Medium, and Large
Medium to High
Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) – California Department of Transportation
Public transit agencies including cities, counties, MPOs, and regional transportation planning authorities that operate transit service, that are designated Transportation Development Act (TDA) recipients, and that have been included in the State Controllers Office list of approved agencies.
Transit agency operating and capital expenditures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities.
Annual allocation request forms are submitted by a lead agency, typically due in March.
$96.9 million (fiscal year 2017/2018). It is anticipated that $140 million will be available for fiscal year 2018/2019 (amount will be verified by December 2018). Eligible agencies receive 50% of funding as a proportion of population size and 50% based on fare revenue.
Small to Medium
Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – Federal Transit Administration
States, local government entities, Native American tribes, and designated recipients.
Purchase or lease of low or no emission buses and related equipment, facilities, workforce development and training.
Applications are accepted on an annual basis. The most recent application period closed in early 2019.
$84 million nationwide, with approximately $6.14 million to the State of California (2018).
Small to Medium
Sustainable Communities Grant – California Department of Transportation
MPOs, RTPAs, transit agencies, cities, counties, Native American tribal governments, and public transportation entities. Nonprofits, universities and community colleges may apply as sub-applicants.
Plans for walking, bicycling, and safe routes to school.
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 funding cycle closed in October 2019.
$29.5 Million (2019/2020).
Transformative Climate Communities Program Implementation Grant – Strategic Growth Council
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.
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.
The most recent application cycle closed March 6, 2020.
Two grant awards of $28.2 million each for Round 3 (FY 2019/2020).
Transit and Intercity Rail Program – California Department of Transportation
Construction authorities, transportation authorities, and JPAs.
Rail, bus, and ferry transit systems that reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.
Applications are due on an annual basis, typically in January. The next funding cycle (Cycle 4) will open October 18, 2019, with an application deadline of January 16, 2020.
$323 Million (2017-2018). Then about $3 billion over the next 10 years.
Medium to Large