Public Transit & Shared Mobility

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 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.

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
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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