Public Transit & Shared Mobility

Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) – California Air Resource Board (CARB)
Deadline: May, 2022
Who is Eligible

HVIP Approved Dealers, purchasers, and fleets, HVIP-eligible OEM.

What it Funds

Provides discounts at the time of sale to vehicle purchasers.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on March 30, 2022. As of May 4, HVIP is still accepting applications.

Available Funds

For FY21-22, $196.6 million is available for standard HVIP voucher requests. Additionally, the following set-aside funds will also become available: $65.5 million for public transit buses; approximately $46 million for class 8 tractors performing drayage operations; $122 million for the Public School Bus Set-Aside for Small and Medium Air Districts

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Transformative Climate Communities Program Implementation Grant – Strategic Growth Council
Deadline: July 1, 2022
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

Funding is typically available on an annual basis. The NOFA for Round 4 was released on March 8, 2022, with application pre-proposals due on April 22, 2022, and final proposals for implementation and planning grant applications are due July 1, 2022.

Available Funds

Approximately $106 million is available for Round 4.

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

3 out of 4 proposals funded in Round 3 (2019/2020).

Tribal Transit Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: May 25, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET
Who is Eligible

Federally recognized Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages. Non-federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply as a sub-recipient for funding under the State’s apportionment.

What it Funds

Planning, capital improvement projects, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services.

When to Apply

Applications have a deadline of May 25, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Available Funds

$8.75 million available in competitive grants; no local match is required. Formula grant allocations are listed on the program’s website.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low to Medium

Competitiveness

36 tribal governments were awarded in 2022, 2 of which are from California. Under the formula component, 132 project proposals were awarded funding in 2022, 9 of which are from California.

Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: May 31, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET
Who is Eligible

Designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed-route bus service, and Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. Applications are currently accepted with a deadline of May 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Available Funds

$372 million is available in competitive grants fro FY 2022.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

96 projects were funded in 49 states and territories. 5 projects were funded in California (2020).

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible

A nonprofit or for-profit Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project; a city, county, city and county, public housing authority, or redevelopment agency and/or successor agencies that have jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area applying jointly with an “owners’ association,”; the governing body of an Indian reservation or rancheria that has jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area or a Tribally Designated Housing Entity that is the Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project.

What it Funds

Construction of new infill development and rehabilitation of infrastructure that supports higher-density affordable and mixed-income housing including but not limited to active transportation, parks and open space, stormwater, street repair, transit, and water-related improvements.

When to Apply

The most recent application window closed in July 2021. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Available Funds

$200 million are available for Round 8 (2022).

For Qualifying Infill Projects, the minimum grant award is $1 million ($500,000 for rural areas) with a maximum of $7.5 million. For Qualifying Infill Areas with over 200 units, the minimum grant award is $2 million ($1 million for rural areas) with a maximum of $30 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

35 out of 99 proposals funded in Round 7 (FY 2020/2021).

Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

State or local government authorities.

What it Funds

Transit pilot project that is a new fixed guideway capital project, small start project, or core capacity improvement project that has not entered into a full funding grant agreement with FTA.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until up to eight grants are awarded, subject to funding availability.

Available Funds

$225 million (2020).

Award Size


Large

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
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.

Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) – California Department of Transportation
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Local transportation agencies.

What it Funds

Assitance to develop local roadway safety plans.

When to Apply

There is no application deadline. Caltrans will continue to accept applications as long as the funding is available.

Available Funds

$18 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: May 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET.
Who is Eligible

States, local government entities, Native American tribes, and designated recipients.

What it Funds

Purchase or lease of low or no emission buses and related equipment, facilities, workforce development and training.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of May 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Available Funds

$1.1 billion in competitive grants is available for FY 2022.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

49 proposals funded nationwide. 3 out of the 49 selected proposals were from the State of California (2021).

Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Buses – California Air Resources Board
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Owners of transit buses, school buses, and shuttle buses, Native American Tribes, agencies that are the lessors of applicable transit.

What it Funds

New zero-emission replacement buses for owners of transit, school and shuttle buses.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Funding for transit and shuttle buses is still available. However, funding for zero-emission school buses is no longer available and is currently oversubscribed.

Available Funds

$130 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis in 2019.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined

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